A Look at the Jewellery Industry Fair Workshops

Paola De Luca, a distinguished leader in the trends space of the jewellery industry, will share her profound knowledge and insights on evolving consumer tastes…

Pictured: Matt Taylor, Heart HR

Paola De Luca – Consumer Culture (Saturday, August 26th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

Paola De Luca, a distinguished leader in the trends space of the jewellery industry, will share her profound knowledge and insights on evolving consumer tastes over the next five years and beyond. As an esteemed speaker at the Jewellery Industry Fair, Paola’s session will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the shifting preferences and trends within the jewellery market. With her expertise and knowledge of consumer behaviour, Paola will shed light on the future direction of consumer tastes, equipping industry professionals with the necessary foresight to adapt and thrive in this ever-changing landscape. This workshop is a valuable opportunity for attendees to gain a competitive advantage by staying ahead of the curve and making informed decisions in the evolving world of jewellery consumerism.

Matt Taylor – Building a Sustainable Team (Saturday, August 26th 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Matt Taylor, the esteemed director of Heart HR, will be hosting an insightful workshop that explores the critical factors in building a sustainable team. Recognising that a successful team extends beyond the mere presence of individual skills, Matt will emphasise the importance of finding the right balance of skills, attitudes, and personalities in a group. Attendees will gain insight into the fundamental elements of a cohesive and high-performing team. Matt will share practical strategies for talent acquisition, team development, and nurturing a positive team culture. By attending Matt Taylor’s workshop at the Jewellery Industry Fair, participants will acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to create and sustain a harmonious team that excels in achieving business goals and maintaining long-term success in the jewellery industry. 

Jennifer Rowlands – Finding Inspiration in the Every Day for your Jewellery Designs (Sunday, August 27th 10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Join Jennifer Rowlands, the owner of Refinery Row, in an engaging workshop where she will share her expertise on discovering new techniques, creative thinking activities, and generating client design ideas. As a highly experienced professional in the industry, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and innovative approaches to the table. During this workshop at the Jewellery Industry Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from Jennifer as she dives into her process of uncovering new techniques, encouraging creative thinking, and generating unique design ideas that resonate with clients. With Jennifer’s guidance, participants will gain valuable insights and practical tools to enhance their creative processes, ensuring they meet their clients’ ever-evolving needs and desires. This workshop is a must-attend for jewellery professionals seeking to elevate their design capabilities and deliver exceptional results to their clientele.

Karl Schwantes – Win New Clients with your Reviews (Sunday, August 27th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Karl Schwantes, the client experience officer of 5 Star Review, invites you to a highly informative workshop that will transform your business’s approach to leveraging Google reviews. In this engaging session, Karl will share his expert insights on utilising the power of Google reviews to attract new clients and boost sales. With a wealth of experience in online reputation management, Karl will guide participants through proven strategies and techniques to harness the potential of positive customer feedback. Attending this workshop at the Jewellery Industry Fair will teach you to effectively manage and optimise your Google reviews, turning them into a powerful tool for building trust, establishing credibility, and ultimately driving business growth. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from Karl Schwantes and take your business to new heights by leveraging the power of Google reviews.

Andrea Lucille Pooler – Creating a Culture of Excellence and WIJ Exclusive (Sunday, August 27th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Monday, August 28th – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)

Andrea Pooler’s workshop at the Jewellery Industry Fair focuses on leadership, communication, and employee education, offering jewellery businesses the invaluable opportunity to build a culture of excellence within their organisations. Participants will gain insights into effective leadership strategies, improve communication channels, and enhance the skills and knowledge of their employees. With a tailored approach to the jewellery industry, Andrea Pooler’s workshop provides practical tools and techniques to empower businesses, promoting growth, collaboration, and success in this competitive industry.

Andrea Pooler’s Women in Jewellery (WIJ) exclusive workshop, Take Control of Your Future: Empowering Women Bench Jewellers to Achieve Business Growth and Success, is a groundbreaking opportunity for women in the jewellery industry to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel in their careers. With a focus on bench jewellers, this workshop addresses the unique challenges faced by women in the industry. By empowering women bench jewellers, Andrea Pooler’s workshop aims to create a more inclusive and diverse industry where women can thrive and contribute significantly to their business’s success.

Jeff Sawade – Safety Management in my Workplace (Monday, August 28th 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
Jeff Sawade, the esteemed director of Skytrust, is set to deliver a compelling workshop that challenges the common misconception that workplace safety relies solely on personal protective equipment (PPE). In this engaging session, Jeff will shed light on the broader aspects of safety management and provide invaluable insights into creating a safe work environment. Participants will learn how to develop comprehensive safety protocols, foster a culture of safety awareness, and implement effective risk management strategies. Jeff will also address the crucial quality improvement issue, sharing practical techniques and best practices to enhance product standards. By attending Jeff Sawade’s workshop at the Jewellery Industry Fair, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of safety management and learn strategies to elevate workplace safety and product quality, ensuring the success and reputation of their businesses in the industry.

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