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“Shark Tank’s” Lori Greiner to Keynote at Symposium ’24

The event will take place in NYC on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11.

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Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Symposium ’24, the two-day retailer-focused learning forum, presented by The Plumb Club and JCK, with Jewelers Mutual as the founding sponsor, is pleased to announce that Lori Greiner will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, March 10th, kicking off the event. Ms. Greiner will be followed by a robust list of renowned authorities providing insightful seminars and case studies across the categories of business, marketing, product, and trends. Details on the full roster of speakers will follow shortly.

Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million-dollar international brand. She is well known as a self-made inventor and entrepreneur who created and marketed over 1,000 products and holds 120 US and international patents and has a 90% success rate for new items launched. She is recognized as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products of our time and a master brand builder. A leading Shark on ABC’s 4x Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, she invests in companies and helps turn people’s dreams into reality. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date, having 10 of the top 20 investments. She’s well known for her impeccable negotiating skills and uncanny ability to know, identify, and launch emerging brands.

At the heart of Lori’s own success is a combination of talent, hard work, and perseverance. She is a strong role model for women of all ages and was honored with the Sherry Lansing ‘Woman of the Year’ Award and, by the Paley Center, as an Important Woman in Television. Lori’s international bestseller Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million-dollar reality.

The majority of invitations to the limited seating opportunity have been sent by The Plumb Club and seats are already becoming limited for the event, which will extend New York’s week of jewelry festivities, and is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan.

After the keynote address, attendees will customize their daily learning by pre-registering for a mix of relevant topics across varied learning tracks. Each day’s curriculum will end with a social gathering filled with meaningful conversation and learning exchanges at a networking cocktail reception. Lunches will be provided and refreshments served throughout the day.

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Retailers wishing to put in a request for consideration should email info@plumbclub.com.

About The Plumb Club

This year, The Plumb Club proudly celebrates 40 years of educating and innovating within the jewelry category, and creating productive connections between jewelry retailers and our world-class manufacturing members. Founded in 1983 by a small group of distinguished manufacturers as a social club, The Plumb Club has evolved into one of the jewelry industry’s leading supplier organizations. Today, The Plumb Club is a unique coalition of leading, responsible and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries. The purpose of the organization is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a significant percentage of the domestic fine jewelry market. For more information, visit here.

About JCK

Considered the most important jewelry exhibition in the world, the award-winning JCK show provides the global jewelry trade community the optimal stage for business growth by uniting the industry to buy, sell, network, learn and discover. A one-stop destination with the most diverse selection of professionals and products, JCK is jewelry’s most important gathering. Having been a launchpad for jewelry trends, products, and brands for three decades, JCK offers unrivaled access to quality buyers and sellers with 18,000 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors annually. This is where the jewelry industry and its media partners unite to do business, make vital connections, and get inspired during multiple days of product discovery and exceptional experiences. Visit here.

About Jewelers Mutual Group

Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Later, consumers began putting their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their jewelry and the special memories each piece holds. Today, Jewelers Mutual continues to support and move the industry forward by listening to jewelers and consumers and offering products and services to meet their evolving needs. Beyond insurance, Jewelers Mutual’s powerful suite of innovative solutions and digital technology offerings help jewelers strengthen and grow their businesses, mitigate risk, and bring them closer to their customers. The Group insurers’ strong financial position is reflected in their 36 consecutive “A+ Superior” ratings from AM Best Company, as of November 2022. Policyholders of the Group insurers are members of Jewelers Mutual Holding Company. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with other Group offices in Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit here.

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