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Rio Tinto Diamonds, Chow Tai Fook renew their support for JNA Awards 2015

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Diarough, IDI and GDLAND return as Honoured Partners

Hong Kong (Oct 21, 2014): The JNA Awards continues to inspire the trust and confidence of the industry as it welcomes back Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners for the fourth consecutive year.

Diarough Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) have also renewed their sponsorship of the Awards. IDI has been championing the JNA Awards since its launch, while Diarough and GDLAND have come on board as Honoured Partners starting from its 2014 edition.

The JNA Awards honours companies and individuals that have demonstrated excellence and made positive contributions to their businesses and communities, with a focus on achievements made in Asia. Nominees are selected through an independent, transparent and rigorous judging process. The programme culminates with a gala dinner and awards ceremony held on the sidelines of the world’s No. 1 fine jewellery B2B show, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Rita Maltez, Head of Rio Tinto Diamonds for Greater China, said, “Rio Tinto looks forward to another successful year in 2015 as a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards. We believe the Awards will continue to grow from strength to strength as an important platform to encourage the best of our industry: the innovation, the partnerships and the passion.”

Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, said, “Although the remarkable moments of the third edition of the JNA Awards are still fresh in our minds, we can hardly wait to welcome the Awards’ 2015 edition. As a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards for four years in a row, Chow Tai Fook is delighted to join hands with new partners who are also committed to upholding best business practices by recognising excellence and achievement.”

The 2014 JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held on 16 September at the InterContinental Hong Kong. One of the must-attend events in the jewellery calendar, the awards gala dinner drew more than 600 jewellery and gemstone industry leaders and VIPs, who celebrated the achievements of 20 JNA Awards Recipients and 27 Honourees.