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The Plumb Club, JCK and Jewelers Mutual Introduce Symposium ’24

The inaugural leadership event will take place on March 10-11, 2024.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – The Plumb Club partners with JCK, and welcome Jewelers Mutual as the founding sponsor, to introduce an exclusive two-day retailer-focused learning forum titled “Symposium ‘24”. The inaugural leadership event will take place on March 10th and 11th, 2024, extending New York’s week of jewelry festivities, and be conveniently located in midtown Manhattan within close proximity to other industry meetings and celebrations. Industry leaders, top retail executives and key buyers will be personally invited by The Plumb Club to this limited seating educational opportunity.

A Symposium Content Committee has been formed to identify opportunities and issues relevant to the jewelry industry and develop idea generating and solution-based topics. Leading world-class authorities will be brought in to provide seminars, talks and round-table discussions across a variety of jewelry-relevant learning tracks including general business, the newest insights in marketing, as well as current trends impacting both merchandising and product mix.

Roger Forman, president of The Plumb Club, as well as its member, Marathon Company, says, “An informed and knowledgeable industry is beneficial for everyone involved in it, from retail C-suite executives to the key personnel making purchasing decisions. Helping them stay current with the most up-to-date insights and upcoming trends across a variety of categories is key. Symposium ‘24 further connects with two key pillars of The Plumb Club, which are education and innovation in the jewelry space.”

Attendees will be treated to a sumptuous daily breakfast, followed by a keynote address from a renowned speaker. Attendees will then customize their daily learning by pre-registering for a mix of relevant topics across the varied learning tracks. The 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.

“JCK is pleased to join our longtime partner The Plumb Club, to address the needs of their retail partners, providing retailers an opportunity to learn and gain industry education and insights while already in New York City for fashion week and other jewelry industry events,’ said Sarin Bachmann, group vice president RX jewelry group. Our mission at JCK is to continue to foster business growth within the jewelry industry and we are excited to see the Symposium deliver added value to this select audience.”

Krystle Craycraft, Jewelers Mutual’s senior vice president of marketing and digital adds, “We are thrilled to be the founding sponsor of Symposium ’24, an exceptional educational opportunity for retail buyers. This event perfectly aligns with our commitment to support and empower those in the jewelry industry. We look forward to fostering meaningful connections, driving innovation and providing invaluable insights to industry leaders and key buyers attending this signature event.”

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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. lasvegas.jckonline.com.

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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