Press Releases Inaugural Jewelry Independent Summit Attracts Crème de la Crème of Fine Jewelry Industry Published 3 years ago on March 30, 2018 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Who: The masterminds behind several ultra-curated fine jewelry trade events are inviting 75 members of the jewelry industry to the Jewelry Independent Summit where they will learn from and participate in conversations with 11 top industry professionals from niche categories like social media, retail and marketing. Speakers include social media experts Nicole of Ring Concierge and Olivia Landau of The Clear Cut; peer to peer leaders Jade Trau, Ariel Gordon, and Page Sargisson; branding and digital marketing gurus Benjamin Guttery of Third Coast Gems, Millissa Mathai of Mathai + Co, and Meaghan Flynn Petropoulos of For Future Reference; retail professionals Nicole Corriher of The Golden Carrot, Monika Krol of Meeka Fine Jewelry, and Gurki Basra of Barneys NY; and moderators Jackie LeBental of Barriluxco and Jean Z Poh of Swoonery. What: In a nutshell, the Jewelry Independent Summit is an ecosystem of fine jewelry experts across social media and influencer management, retail, design, and digital marketing and branding, who are all coming together to share their knowledge with the fine jewelry designers of tomorrow. The agenda will consist of four targeted panel discussions focusing on the topics of Social Media, Peer to Peer Advising, Branding and Digital Marketing, and Retailing followed by an opportunity to participate in a Roundtable Experience where small groups will sit with the panel of their choosing and ask direct questions. The Jewelry Independent Summit is open to established and emerging designers, as well as those who are considering a career in jewelry. Advertisement Where: New York, NY, Exact address disclosed upon registration When: May 2, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Why: “It has become clear to many working within the trade that there is a sharp learning curve facing emerging designers. They focus all of their time on creating beautiful jewelry but turning that passion into profit escapes many. Most of the designers we have talked to will hire someone to manage their business, but when they get less than they bargained for they walk away with less money… and less faith in the not only the industry, but their own businesses.” says Summit Coordinator Samantha Silverberg. The Jewelry Independent Summit is a modern ecosystem of forward thinking jewelry pioneers who want to offer their expertise and answer critical questions to those budding in the industry. Attendees of this inaugural event will gain vast knowledge in categories that are critical to growing their perceived value, retail footprint, design acumen, and social and digital strategy. Advertisement For more information and registration please visit metalandsmith.com or follow on Instagram at @jewelry_independent for updates and announcements. 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