AJS Offers Two Days of Education

The upcoming Atlanta Jewelry Show (Aug. 9-11) will include a number of educational programs for retailers Advance registration is suggested for the Lunch & Learn programs.

To pre-register, call 800.241.0399/404.634.3434 or register online at www.atlantajewelryshow.com.

The educational programs are as follows:

Aug. 9

Casting 101
Speaker: Linus Drogs, President, Au Enterprises
9:30 -10:45 a.m.

The 3 P’s: Promotion, Pricing and Production
Speaker: Chris Ploof, Chris Ploof Design Studio
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Learn – reservation requested
15 Guaranteed Strategies For Targeting Ideal Prospects and Increasing Sales With Existing Customers
Speaker: James Porte, President, Porte Marketing Group
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

The Devil’s In The Details-Little Things That Will Have A Big Impact On 2009 
Speaker: Tom Shay, CSP, Author, Educator & Retail Veteran, Profits+Plus
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Internet Marketing Exclusively for Jewelers
Speaker: Brad Simon, Bench Media
2:45 – 4 p.m.

Aug. 10

Keynote Address: “The Hunt for Market Share”
Lessons From The African Leopard – Making & Keeping Clients, Customers and Profits in A Global Economy
Speaker: Kivi Bernhard CEO and founder of Kivi International LLC
9 – 10:30 am
Program  description provided above.

Three Steps to Increasing Your Profit Margin
Speaker: Tom Shay, CSP, Author, Educator & Retail Veteran, Profits+Plus
10:45 am – Noon

Lunch & Learn – Reservation Requested
How To Act Up!..And Accept Change Painlessly During Challenging Economic Times
Speaker: Nadia Bilchik, Television Anchor, Author & President, Greater Impact Communication
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Fear, Change And The Future Of The Diamond Industry
Speaker: Maarten De Witte, (GIA) G.G.& (AGS) C.G., Director of Research – Diamond Wizard® Hearts On Fire Company
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the Georgia GIA Alumni Association.

Diamonds & Diamond Simulants.  Hot Topics to Consider: Natural, Created, Enhanced and More
Speaker: Patrick Stout, C.G., Appraiser and American Services Manager ,A.G.S.
3:00- 4:00 p.m.

The show, held twice per year, is at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga.