The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce
our Trade Mission to Sierra Leone
Sunday, October 15 through Friday, October 20, 2023
The trip to Sierra Leone will provide an opportunity for members of the diamond and jewelry trade to meet and interact with the artisanal digger community in Sierra Leone. The mission will promote greater understanding of the role of the artisanal sector in the jewelry industry. It will highlight and demonstrate opportunities for profitable sustainable economic development available to the jewelry industry. It will encourage understanding and relationship building between artisanal diggers and the jewelry trade.
Jewelers, dealers, and diamond manufacturers are invited to register their application for the trip via rapaport.com/sl2023.
The mission will be limited to 25 participants due to strict logistical limitations.
For additional information, please email: [email protected]
Please note. This is not a diamond buying trip. While business connections will be available and encouraged our mission is to develop relationships and opportunities for future business and development activity.
Rapaport will be providing all ground arrangements. Including hotels, food, transpiration, and security. Freetown accommodation will be in a 4 star hotel. Kono accommodation will be in a 3 star hotel. The fee for the trip is $2,950 per participant. It includes all ground arrangement from arrival through airport departure. It does not include air travel to or form Freetown Sierra Leone or vaccination or visa fees.
There will be a weekend extension from Friday night through Sunday departure for an additional $950.
All participants will require a Visa, Yellow Fever vaccination and malaria medication.
The Rapaport Team can assist with obtaining visas and meeting other requirements. Official program ends after breakfast Friday. Participants may wish to extend their stay at their expense till Sunday evening, October 22, 2023- Latest departing flight on Sunday is Brussels at 6:15pm.
Air travel to Sierra Leone is limited. Upon acceptance, participants are advised to contact their travel agent as soon as possible to ensure that they can reach Sierra Leone by Sunday, Oct. 15.
If granted, we will email the visa and receipt back to you as soon as it is received from the Immigration Office.
Participants should complete the online registration application as soon as possible. Rapaport will notify applicants that have been selected for the trip on an ongoing basis. Click here to Register.