The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will launch the Antwerp Diamond Academy on May 6, with a prestigious keynote speaker, the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson. AWDC described Branson as ”arguably the most famous and remarkable businessman of our times.”
The AWDC explained that on May 6, from the heart of Antwerp, the city’s Stadsschouwburg will become the scene of the first ever Antwerp Diamond Academy.
”These Academies are targeted directly at the Antwerp diamond companies. Our goal is to provide them with hands-on knowledge and tools to enhance their position in an increasingly competitive business. Each Academy is built around a specific topic; the first edition will be all about ‘innovation.’ This initiative stems directly from the vision and ideas launched in the Antwerp Diamond Masterplan | Project 2020,” according to the AWDC.
Branson will participate in an interactive panel discussion where he will share his own recipe for success with the audience. The public will be able to join this exclusive event via co-organizer Flanders DC. It is a truly unique opportunity to learn a trick or two from a super businessman, stated AWDC. Branson’s speaking fee will be donated to Virgin Unite, the independent charitable arm of the Virgin Group.