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Rapaport Group to sponsor Fair Trade conference at BASELWORLD

LONDON, February 11, 2009 The Rapaport Group will sponsor the first Fair Trade Jewellery Conference at the BASELWORLD Watch and Jewellery Show.

The conference will take place on Monday, March 30, from 10:30 until 13:30 in the Montreal Hall at the Basel Congress Center. The Basel Congress Center is located across the street from the show.

This conference will provide an opportunity for leading jewellery industry stakeholders to discuss and learn about Fair Trade Jewellery opportunities and recent initiatives.

It will also provide an opportunity for members of the Fair Trade community to learn more about the jewellery industry and opportunities for cooperation with the private sector.

The conference is free and open to everyone. Members of the jewellery trade and fair trade communities are encouraged to attend.

Topics at the conference will include:

Fair Trade Jewellery Initiatives

What is and what is not Fair Trade Jewellery

The role of the private sector

What's in a name: Charitable, Conflict Free, Ethical, Fair Trade, Fair Made, Development Jewellery

Sourcing and Marketing Fair Trade Jewellery

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