Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas Honoring
H.E. President Khama and the Government of Botswana
NEW YORK -- November 6, 2013
Following successful Diamonds in the Sky Gala events in London and Hong Kong,
the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced today that they will be
starting off the 2014 JCK weekend with their third Diamonds In The Sky Gala in
Las Vegas, Nevada. The glamour filled evening will include networking, a live
auction, chart-topping music and featuring a special performance. The black
tie optional affair will take place in the Four Seasons Ballroom, adjacent to
Mandalay Bay on Thursday, May 29, 2014 beginning at 7pm.
Presentation of the Diamond Empowerment Fund 2014 Global Diamond Industry
Achievement Award will be made to H.E. President Ian Khama and the Government
of the Republic of Botswana in recognition of their global leadership and
contributions to democracy, sustainable economic development and the growth
and expansion of the international diamond industry. “On behalf of the
Republic of Botswana, we are grateful for this global recognition by the
Diamond Empowerment Fund,” said H.E. Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of the
Republic of Botswana to the United States. D.E.F. President Phyllis Bergman
affirmed, “We are thrilled to honor the country of Botswana at Diamonds in the
Sky Las Vegas.”
The inaugural Diamonds In The Sky took place in November 2010 in London and
proudly honored Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of the De Beers Group, and Peter
Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank. Diamonds In The Sky
Hong Kong, which took place in September 2011, honored Dr. Cheng Yu-tung
Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Group and Cynthia Carroll Chief Executive of Anglo
Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas will bring together a unique mix of the
international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond
producing nations, dignitaries and celebrities from fashion and entertainment.
The proceeds will benefit D.E.F’s ‘Diamonds Do Good’ mission of providing
higher education scholarships for youth from diamond producing countries.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in
the diamond industry in 2007. For more information on Diamonds In The Sky Las
Vegas, please visit www.diamondempowerment.org.
Diamond Empowerment Fund
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