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(PRESS RELEASE) CARLSBAD, CA – Even though more than 700 people from 35 countries have already confirmed, there is still time to register for the sixth International Gemological Symposium on Oct. 7-9 at GIA’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Focused on the theme “New Challenges. Creating Opportunities,” the three-day event will showcase the latest research in gemology and related fields by GIA researchers and other leading scientists, and offer a business track lead by professors from the Harvard Business School (HBS). A limited number of registrations are still available at Symposium.GIA.edu.

Symposium will open with the Music Paradigm, a unique musical program that examines leadership using a symphony orchestra. Following the opening, the sessions will divide into research and business tracks. The research track will feature seven keynote speakers and more than 70 presenters and poster sessions exploring topics in mineralogy, gemology, geology, natural and synthetic diamond formation, and quantum technologies. During the business track sessions, Harvard professors will explore authentic leadership, disruptive innovation and customer centricity, using the renowned case-study method employed in all HBS programs.

Symposium will close with Futurescape Forum, a landmark event providing a glimpse into what tomorrow might look like for the gem and jewelry industry. Opening with a provocative video from iconoclastic marketer Scott Galloway and moderated by Professor David Ager of HBS, the interactive panel discussion will include Bruce Cleaver, chief executive officer of the De Beers Group; Gina Drosos, chief executive officer of Signet Jewelers; Jason Goldberger, chief executive officer of Blue Nile; Andy Johnson, CEO of Diamond Cellar Holdings; Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewelry at Christie’s; and Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook. These industry leaders will deliberate their unfiltered predictions for the gem and jewelry industry.

The program also includes an exclusive opportunity to attend Sunday night’s opening gala honoring the centennial birthday of Richard T. Liddicoat, the father of modern gemology and GIA’s second president. Festivities will include music, food and a spectacular exhibit dedicated to Mr. Liddicoat featuring exceptional diamond jewelry, and Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India, with 50 ornate objects and gemstone jewelry from the 17th to 20th century that will be on display only until Oct. 10.

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To register and for more information on the program, related events and hotel accommodations, visit Symposium.GIA.edu.

For press inquiries, please contact Nellie Barnett at [email protected] or +1 760-603-4184.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CARLSBAD, CA – Even though more than 700 people from 35 countries have already confirmed, there is still time to register for the sixth International Gemological Symposium on Oct. 7-9 at GIA’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Focused on the theme “New Challenges. Creating Opportunities,” the three-day event will showcase the latest research in gemology and related fields by GIA researchers and other leading scientists, and offer a business track lead by professors from the Harvard Business School (HBS). A limited number of registrations are still available at Symposium.GIA.edu.

Symposium will open with the Music Paradigm, a unique musical program that examines leadership using a symphony orchestra. Following the opening, the sessions will divide into research and business tracks. The research track will feature seven keynote speakers and more than 70 presenters and poster sessions exploring topics in mineralogy, gemology, geology, natural and synthetic diamond formation, and quantum technologies. During the business track sessions, Harvard professors will explore authentic leadership, disruptive innovation and customer centricity, using the renowned case-study method employed in all HBS programs.

Symposium will close with Futurescape Forum, a landmark event providing a glimpse into what tomorrow might look like for the gem and jewelry industry. Opening with a provocative video from iconoclastic marketer Scott Galloway and moderated by Professor David Ager of HBS, the interactive panel discussion will include Bruce Cleaver, chief executive officer of the De Beers Group; Gina Drosos, chief executive officer of Signet Jewelers; Jason Goldberger, chief executive officer of Blue Nile; Andy Johnson, CEO of Diamond Cellar Holdings; Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewelry at Christie’s; and Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook. These industry leaders will deliberate their unfiltered predictions for the gem and jewelry industry.

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The program also includes an exclusive opportunity to attend Sunday night’s opening gala honoring the centennial birthday of Richard T. Liddicoat, the father of modern gemology and GIA’s second president. Festivities will include music, food and a spectacular exhibit dedicated to Mr. Liddicoat featuring exceptional diamond jewelry, and Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India, with 50 ornate objects and gemstone jewelry from the 17th to 20th century that will be on display only until Oct. 10.

To register and for more information on the program, related events and hotel accommodations, visit Symposium.GIA.edu.

For press inquiries, please contact Nellie Barnett at [email protected] or +1 760-603-4184.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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