The Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry (SBD) is a professional association of the Belgian and foreign diamond companies established in Belgium and represents the manufacturers, traders, labs, brokers of diamonds and gemstones.

Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry
Hoveniersstraat 22
2018 Antwerpen
T + 32 3 233 11 29
Melissa Smet, director
T + 32 3 233 11 29
Bart De Hantsetters
Foundation date
+/- 150 
Total number of employees of member companies
± 1.100

Bart De Hantsetters, President
Melissa Smet, Director

The aim of the Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry is to promote the Belgian and international diamond industry in all its aspects, to fight abuses and malpractices and to protect and promote the common professional interests of its members on a social, legal, fiscal, economic and diamond technological level.

The Syndicate's main tasks are
- representation in various joint consultation bodies, i.e. the Joint Committee for the diamond industry and trade, the Internal Compensation Fund for the diamond sector, the Diamond Industry Fund, the National Leave Fund;
- the management and representation at international level (IDMA) and at European level (ECDM);
- the representation of interests at Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and various government agencies;
- the member service in all areas, mainly social, legal, information about all kinds of regulations and collective labour agreements;
- the training and employment initiatives.

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