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Industry Events

Gem and jewelry leaders gather for GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Executives from across the global gem and jewelry industry recently convened in Cambridge, Mass., for the fourth annual GIA Global Leadership Program offered by the Harvard Business School (HBS). The 50 industry leaders - all CEOs or senior executives - examined the theme “Transforming Business by Leveraging Big Data,” applying lessons learned from cases highlighting the impact of transformative data-driven businesses like Uber and Amazon. GIA and HBS will include themes and insights from the Global Leadership Program as part of the business track for the GIA International Gemological Symposium to be held in Carlsbad, CA, in October 2018.

Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Conference to be held November 10 & 11, 2017 at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

IAC CrevoshayInitiatives in Art & Culture (IAC), an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts, has announced their 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference will be held November 10 - 11 in New York City. The “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility” Conference examines white as the repository of hope and change through the work of contemporary designers of clothing and accessories and the materials with which they work.

Andie Weinman sparkles in the City of Gold

Preferred Jewelers International CEO shares info on PJI and successful American retail strategies in Dubai

AndieThe City of Gold was the international backdrop for the Gemological Science International (GSI) presentation on ‘The Successful American Retail Strategies’ during DMCC Dubai on September 12, 2017.

GIA’s annual Jewelry Career Fair and Open House is Oct. 13 in Carlsbad

Recruiters, career coaching, new museum exhibit and much more

GIA panel

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) annual Jewelry Career Fair and Open House will take place Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Institute’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. This free event connects aspiring gem and jewelry professionals with nearly 40 recruiters, ranging from global brands to local companies - including Tiffany & Co., Stuller, JTV, Leo Hamel and GIA - looking to hire for a variety of positions. Job seekers will have the opportunity for face-to-face career coaching and will hear from prominent industry leaders at the must-see panel presentations.



(NORWALK, Conn.) – Set to open in less than two weeks the JIS October 2017 Show will relocate to Ft. Lauderdale after receiving news from the Miami Beach Convention Center that it would be unavailable to host the event due to status of the construction project and Hurricane Irma. The show will now take place over the same dates (Sunday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017) at the beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, just 30 miles north of Miami. For those that attended JIS January and JIS April 2017, they already know the waterfront venue well as it hosted those two successful JIS events earlier in the year.

WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

WJA(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its fifth annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 25 cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Boca Raton, FL; Covington, KY; Maui, HI; Houston, TX; Lafayette, LA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI; Rockville, MD; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and St. Paul, MN.