A milestone will be marked on March 17 and 18, 2014, when leaders of the diamond, colored gemstone and industry from the Latin America and the world will gather in Panama City to mark the launch of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center. The guest of honor will be the President of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli.
When the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center opens its doors before the end of the year it will become the primary trading hub for region stretching across South America and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. At the nucleus of the new center is the Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE), which was established as the first and only diamond bourse in all of Latin America in 2006, and which was officially recognized by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses in 2008.
Eurostar will attend the official launch.