Rita Maltez, Head of Rio Tinto Diamonds for Greater China, talked about what drew Rio Tinto into continuing as a Headline Partner and Sponsor of the JNA Awards four years in a row, and how this partnership has significantly impacted the jewellery and gemstone industry.
Sponsorship of the JNA Awards is part of Rio Tinto’s commitment to the growth of the diamond industry. For Rio Tinto, it is more than just diamonds, but also to develop meaningful partnerships and a dynamic supply chain at all stages.
Maltez sees the Awards as a timely and relevant platform for supporting innovation, encouraging best practises, and expanding industry network in today’s growing, fast-paced diamond jewellery market, particularly in China. It has also continued nurturing more collaboration, and therefore enabled “the kind of value, the adding opportunities that they could only dreamed of five years ago.”
Rio Tinto believes the JNA Awards will continue to grow and encourage the best of the jewellery and gemstone industry, and is looking forward to another successful year in 2015!