Speakers

In business there is always something to learn as the market and consumers change. We have some incredible speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experiences with you.

Friday 9th July 2021 - Hickinbotham Hall Room

Technology in the Jewellery Industry

Andy Phanthapangna
11:00am
Free


With an extensive background working in SaaS development for large scale companies including BDO, Andy will talk about Digital advancements in the jewellery industry and what they mean for your business.

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The Power of Text

Ryan Boyko  (Podium)
12:00pm  
Free

Why your business should be texting in 2021.


 

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Achieving Retail Succes
Martin Haese
13:00pm
Free

Martin was the Lord Mayor of Adelaide and is now the CEO of Business SA with a passion for building, small businesses. Martin also has a rich history working in his own retail businesses.


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Running a family Business

Toby and Albert Bensimon
14:00pm
Free

 
With decades of business experience under their belts, the father and son duo have much to share. From how to run a Family Business to Sucession Planning and how manage the transfer of ownership and leadership.

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Security for your Jewellery business

John Macalis
15:00pm
Free

John is the owner of AM Imports and has served on the Jewellers Association of Australia's VIC committee for many years.

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Saturday 10th July 2021 - Hickinbotham Hall Room

Building a brand and reaching your customers, with purpose

Olivia Anderson
9:15am
Free


Olivia is the GM of Marketing at Leading Edge Jewellers. With her extensive experience in the Marketing Industry, Olivia works with retailers all over the country to assist them market their business. During her session, Olivia will touch on the latest trends in marketing that are currently available. 

 

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How to protect yourself through insurance
Alan Evans
10:00am
Free

More info to come!

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Global trends and how to find them
Rami Baron
11:00am
Free


Rami Baron is the CEO of both the Australian Jewellers Consortium and Q Report Jewellery Insurance. He is a third-generation jeweller having owned and managed his own retail jewellery business and involved in importing, exporting, manufacturing and wholesaling Jewellery.

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The Philanthropic Quest in Owning a Gemstone Production Line
Punala Kiripitige

12:00pm
Free

Punala Kiripitige, is the elder son of two gem enthusiasts who have been collecting and supplying gemstones internationally for the past 30 years. He was only a few days old when he first held a Ceylon Sapphire. After having completed his Diploma in Gemmology with the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA), he has an excellent knowledge of gemstones. Whilst studying Bachelor of Medicine/ Surgery, at the University of Adelaide, he is also studying the Graduate Gemmologist course at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

He is also an Accredited Ethical Member of The International Coloured Stone Association, making him one of two coloured gemstone merchants in Australia with the prestigious membership. Controlling a production line is important in coloured gemstones, to ensure both quality and efficiency. But more than that it’s about the philanthropic endeavor which goes into a large-scale project, which makes it bigger than just selling a gemstone. Punala in his topic will talk about The Philanthropic Quest in Owning a Gemstone Production Line. His talk is interactive, so come strapped with your thinking and sharing caps.

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Online auctions & selling pink diamonds
Tim Goodman
13:00pm
Free

The CEO of "Your Diamond", Tim Goodman grew up in the jewellery Industry and has experience working for some of the world most prestigious jewellery auction houses.

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Succesion Planning

Monty Parmar
14:00pm
Free


After Studying Finance and Law at university, Monty cut his teeth in the business world straight out of university and into the big wide world of Consulting for Deloitte and KPMG. He progressed through senior Marketing and Sales roles but always had a vision that there was a way to do it better.

A move to running the Jewellery business for Australian e-commerce giant Graysonline.com fuelled Monty’s’ enthusiasm for the jewellery industry. His relentless pursuit of excellence and a broad range of business skills led him to a successful private jewellery business since leaving Graysonline, where he provides customers with deserved quality and value every day.

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