Porte to Speak to Regional GIA and AGS Members

James Porte will present “Ten Guaranteed Ways to Increase Store Traffic,” to members of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley chapter of the Gemological Institute of America and the American Gem Society Keystone Guild.

The event will be held Aug. 25 at the West Main Diner, 805 West Main Street, Lansdale, Pa. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and lecture starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person with dinner and $30 per person without dinner.

James Porte founded The Jewelry Marketing Institute and Porte Marketing Group in 1989 in an effort to present cutting-edge marketing education to retail jewelers via his marketing conferences and seminars. He is also president and founder of Target Mailers, an online web to print company that offers printing and mailing services in 24-48 hours with no minimums.

His speaking engagements and keynotes include: AGS Conclave, Independent Jewelers Organization, Retail Jewelers Organization, GIA, Jewelers of America, JCK Show, Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, and the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America. He has been a contributing editor for InStore magazine, JCK, Mid America Jewelry News, Southern Jewelry News, Jewelry Marketing Review, and Jeweler’s Inc.

He is currently contributing editor for IDEX Magazine.