During JCK Las Vegas: The Evolution of Our Industry

JCK Las Vegas invites all industry stakeholders to attend an eye opening roundtable discussion where the pertinent issues facing the jewelry industry will be discussed.  If you are concerned with: 

• seismic shifts in consumer behavior
• crippling levels of aged inventory
• the future of brands
• vertical integration
• the credit crisis

then you will not want to miss this important session about our industry’s future.

Ken Gassman, president and founder of the Jewelry Industry Research Institute, whose research is published by IDEX Online, will be the moderator of this panel.  

“If you want to be a survivor, not only in the current recessionary environment, but longer term, you need to attend this session,” Ken said.

The Panel includes:  Phyllis Bergman, President of Mercury Ring, Kathy Corey, VP Merchandising at Day’s Jewelers, Richard Fields, Chief Strategic Officer at Unique Settings, Mark Michaels, Secretary and Treasurer of Michaels Jewelry, Nehal Modi, CEO of Gitanjali USA,  Abe Sherman, CEO of BIG and Ron Spurga, Vice President of ANB Amro.

“These issues have come together creating the necessity to re-think the way we do business,” said Abe Sherman, CEO of Buyers International Group (BIG) and featured speaker on JCK’s Business Building Webinars. “In this age of communication and information, the jewelry industry must begin to work collaboratively, adopting modern methodologies to create transparency for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

This Panel and Networking Roundtable event will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Venetian’s Toscana Room 3706.  Retailers and suppliers are encouraged to attend.  

Anyone interested in more information on this event should contact Ellen Falcinelli, VP Operations, BIG at 707-257-1456 or info@BIGjewelers.com.