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Benjamin Guttery Moderates the 5th Jewelry Independent Summit

It’s happening on August 10, 2019.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Jewelry Independent Summit announces its return to New York City on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

The Jewelry Independent Summit has gained global recognition in the jewelry industry for bridging the gap between “creativity and business” for modern jewelry designers. August’s event, The Modern Design Dilemma, will serve as a curated crash-course in all things jewelry for those currently considering or working within the industry.

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While the summit is open to everyone in the business (including editors, retailers and influencers), its chief goal is to provide insight and support as designers turn what they love into something that is marketable and profitable.

During every summit, speakers take a deep dive into topics that create the largest learning curves for designers such as retailing, social media, accounting and branding. When it comes to assembling experts it’s important to coordinators that the candidates represent the diversity of the market, which is why pioneers like Polly Wales (designer), Gurki Basra (Barneys Senior Fine Jewelry buyer), Angela Koh (senior market editor, NYT Style Mag) and Stephanie Gottlieb (private jeweler and influencer) were so important to align with early on.

The Summit consists of one-on-one discussions with industry experts. The goal is for each speaker to leave a larger impression on streamers and audience members as a result of having focused time to hone in on their specific skill set within the jewelry category. The Summit’s goal is to have attendees walk away with the knowledge they need to chart their own course and make decisions for themselves and their work based on facts and knowledge over emotions.

This August the summit will continue to evolve it’s format by providing an additional opportunity for audience members to learn. Coordinators are thrilled to offer morning and afternoon “Mini Tech Talk” breakout sessions where one speaker and five audience members will sit and discuss a wide range of important topics facing the industry. During registration Audience members are able to select the session of their choice. Limited tickets available. The schedule as follows:

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Morning

  • Marla Aaron – Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Eva Fehren – The Millenial Designer (and consumer)
  • Julez Bryant – How you can help retailers understand independent designers are the future
  • Melissa Joy Manning – Ways to implement Eco Friendly Practices
  • Jennifer Gandia – Consignment vs Wholesale in 2019
  • Joanne Teichman – Store Experiences + Eventing

Afternoon

  • Marla Aaron – The Jewelry Industry’s Design Problem
  • Eva Fehren – The Core Strategy (sustaining demand for your signature pieces)
  • Julez Bryant – The downside of being an inspired designer
  • Jennifer Gandia – Introducing, Following Up, and Managing your Retail Relationships
  • Joanne Teichman – Marketing and Branding for Designers and Retailers

This fifth installment is poised to welcome speakers including designer Melissa Joy Manning, Julez Liss (founder, Julez Bryant), designer Marla Aaron, Eva Zuckerman (founder, Eva Fehren), Jennifer Gandia (founder, Greenwich St. Jewelers), Graziela Kaufman (founder, Graziela Gems) and Joanne Teichman (managing director, Ylang23).

Those in the audience will have an opportunity to network with both speakers and other audience members, and for those who are out of the state/country or just unavailable on Aug. 10, a streaming option is available.

To date over 800 jewelry brands, insiders, and enthusiast from China to New Zealand, Houston to Montreal, have registered for this convenient option. Streaming allows registrants to tune in live and/or watch and rewind as many times as they like for up to 30 days after the summit. Audience members receive a link to the video also.

Tickets for the August 10th Jewelry Independent Summit can be purchased online at www.jewelryindependent.com. Tickets are priced at $199 for audience members and $189 for the streaming option. Use the code INSTORE to receive $20 off your ticket for 72 hours.

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