On June 28, Shanghai Diamond Exchange held a farewell cocktail reception for Ms. Cathy Buggenhout Consul General of Belgium in Shanghai who will soon assume a new position in New York. SDE president Mr. Lin Qiang, vice president Ms. Yuan Wenyao and dozens of leaders of SDE members attended the reception. Besides, Mr. Weldon Epp, Consul General of Canada in Shanghai as well as Mr. Thabo Thage, Consul General of South Africa in Shanghai and Mrs. Elisabeth Thage also attended the reception as honorable guests of Ms. Cathy Buggenhout.
According to Mr. Lin Qiang, this special reception is an acknowledgement of Ms. Cathy Buggenhout’s contribution to the exchanges between Chinese and Belgian diamond industries as well as friendly relations between people of the two countries. During her tenure of the past four years, Ms. Cathy Buggenhout and SDE have maintained close contact, organizing a series of diamond promoting events. On behalf of SDE, Mr. Lin Qiang would like to take this farewell reception as an opportunity to extend deep gratitude and blessings to Ms. Cathy Buggenhout.
Mr. Dong Liufu, General Manager of Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond, Mr. Jiang Jie President of Eurostar Diamond Traders, and Mr. Wang Yichun, General Manager of HRD Shanghai Co. also came to address the reception for Ms. Cathy Buggenhout extending appreciation and wishes.
As a special surprise for Ms. Cathy Buggenhout, SDE presented an exquisitely-prepared sand painting performance inspired by Ms. Cathy Buggenhout’s own experience. Old photos on the screen accompanied by melodious violin music really touched everyone at present. This happy get-together came to an end with friends and colleagues joining in a toast and group photos.