(Press Release) Portland, Oregon — August 31, 2015 — The Portland Jewelry Symposium will take place Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The Symposium, widely known for bringing together top industry talent to present on current trends in design, technology, bench, and business is tailored to the needs of manufacturing retailers and designers.
On the evening of Sunday, October 4, the event will kick off at the Portland Art Museum with a dinner and keynote address from Benjamin Smithee, Chief Strategy Officer for RELEVENTS. Ben is a highly acclaimed speaker and has consulted for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca-Cola, Del Monte, General Mills, Sterling Jewelers, ACS, GEICO, McDonald’s, Kroger, Ebay and more. He has been labeled one of the Top 10 Youth Marketing Professionals, “a true innovator,” “The Rosetta Stone for Gen Y” and has been a featured keynote speaker around the world.
On Monday, there will be a notable line-up of ten industry presenters including David Geller, Director of Shop’s Profits, sharing his decades of experience in consulting on profitability in the custom jewelry business; renowned designer Paul Klecka offering his unique insights on digital design; pulse-arc welding expert Sessin Durgham of Rio Grande and digital manufacturing guru Kevin Abernathy, among others. For more details on how to register and a complete list of speakers, please visit www.portlandjewelrysymposium.com.
Now in its eighth year, the Portland Jewelry Symposium has seen strong growth in attendance and sponsorship with each succeeding year. “I believe there is growing interest in the trade for events like ours where in-depth networking opportunities complement a full educational program” says Founder, Teresa Frye.
Sponsors for the event include TechForm, MJSA, Stuller, Rio Grande, Gemological Institute of America, Platinum Guild International, Johnson Matthey, Hoover & Strong, Solidscape, Chris Ploof Designs, Proto Products, United Precious Metals, Santa Fe Symposium, The Richline Group, John C. Nordt, Otto Frei, Cookson Gold, Jewelers of America, and Lashbrook Designs.
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