Business Speakers Announced for GIA Symposium

The GIA announced the initial selection of business speakers for Symposium
2011: Advancing the Science and Business of Gems
in Carlsbad, Calif., May
29–30.

Confirmed speakers include:

Scott Galloway, founder of Red Envelope and clinical associate professor for
New York University’s Stern School of Business will present “The New Rules of
Engagement—Finding and Keeping Customers in the Digital Age.”
 

During a panel on “The Future of Gemstones and Gemstones of the Future,” Dilip
Mehta, CEO of the Rosy Blue Group, will discuss diamonds and Douglas Hucker,
CEO of the American Gem Trade Association will review colored stones.
 
Jewelry designer Wallace Chan will present “Jewelry Design—From the Masses to
Museums.”
 
“Putting Gemology to Work in Your Business” will be presented by gemstone
research and pricing expert and JCK contributor Stuart Robertson.
 
Ken Royal, senior client service manager of Gallup, will lead a panel discussion
on “Marketing Luxury—Creating Brands for a Brave New World.”
 
Senior vice president for Sotheby’s and head of the company’s jewelry department, Gary Schuler, will headline the panel “Everything Old Is New Again—The
Appeal of Auctions, Estate and Vintage Markets.”
 
The GIA will announce additional business track speakers, including the keynote
speaker at a later date.