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New Horizons Jewelry Show Announces Workshop SpeakersBob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor (left), and Ben Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group (right)

(Press Release) COLUMBUS, OH — New Horizons Jewelry Show announces the addition of Ben Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group, and Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor, to the lineup of industry experts speaking at pre-show workshops.

Smithee will share his knowledge of digital marketing, how to integrate digital and traditional media, and ways to reach millennials and younger generations in the day-long marketing workshop. Phibbs will be discussing the challenges and current state of the industry, as well as training and techniques on how to increase retail sales numbers in the day long Sales Workshop.

Both Smithee and Phibbs have worked closely with the jewelry industry during their careers. Smithee has worked with Sterling Jewelers and currently serves on the International Board of Directors for the Women’s Jewelry Association. Phibbs has over 30 years of retail experience and helped creatively with Hearts on Fire.

“I’m excited to have both Ben Smithee and Bob Phibbs teaching at the pre-show workshops this year,” said New Horizons President and Show Director Jim Reed. “Their expertise in their industries is sure to leave every person attending with more than one piece of advice to take home and execute on.”

New Horizons Jewelry Show is holding two full-day intensive workshops that will incorporate opportunities to learn in interactive segments throughout the day and apply what is taught during the workshops.

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Both workshops will only be open only to 100 individuals each.

For more information, visit: NewHorizonsJewelryShow.com/conferences/

New Horizons Jewelry Show

Conference Day – Saturday, Aug. 19

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Show – Sunday, Aug. 20, through Monday, Aug. 21

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N. High St.

Columbus, OH 43215

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