The Jewelry Industry Summit, a two-day event that will gather all segments of the industry to discuss sourcing issues, is open for registration.
The summit will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City March 11–13, 2016, with an opening reception on the evening of March 10.
The summit will be an interactive, working meeting, with large and small discussion groups assisted by professional facilitators.
“Consumers care about where their products are sourced today, there’s no longer any question,” said Lita Asscher, president of Royal Asscher and a member of its planning committee, in a statement. “That means it’s important to the future health of all of our businesses. And though there are a number of excellent responsible-sourcing programs out there, there’s never been an industry-wide consensus on what constitutes a vision all stakeholders can support. The summit is organized to hear all viewpoints, from miners to retailers.”
Also attending: government representatives, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), consumer and marketing experts, and affiliated service providers such as banks and industry trade associations. Experts on responsible sourcing will be invited to create informative posters.
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