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Saturday, April 16 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Diamond Update: Panel Discussion

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Catch up on the issues and news surrounding diamond supply, trends, and sales with this panel of industry experts. The panel will address the supply chain issues, pricing and Internet competition, marketing, and trends. 


In this session, you will learn valuable information that will:

  • Aid you in your diamond-buying decisions
  • Prepare you to address consumer questions and concerns
  • Update you on diamond marketing initiatives and strategies
  • Give you an overview of how synthetic and treated diamonds are performing in the marketplace


Moderators
avatar for Terry Chandler

Terry Chandler

President and CEO, Diamond Council of America
Terry has been involved in every aspect of the retail jewelry industry, including training, operations, development, management, and, now, distance education and association management. He accepted the full-time role of president and CEO of the Diamond Council in February 2001 and oversees the organization's day-to-day operations at their Nashville, Tenn., offices. | | During his tenure, the Diamond Council has grown from 70 members... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evert Botha

Evert Botha

Chief Operating Officer, Embee Diamond Technologies
Evert is a product marketing and relationship management specialist with 20 years combined experience in Marketing (Mobile, Internet) eCommerce and Loyalty/Rewards Programs. He works with some of the most talented and knowledgeable master diamond cutters in the world.  He is responsible for ensuring that Embee Diamonds' strategy remains on track and able to grow the business through strategic alliances, partnerships and most importantly... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Katrien De Corte

Dr. Katrien De Corte

Chief Officer & Graduate Club, HRD Antwerp
In 1994, Dr. Katrien De Corte earned her master’s degree in Geology at the University of Ghent, where she presented a graduate research and master thesis on the identification and physical characteristics of beads from a Roman archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates. Based on this expertise, the Geology Department of the Royal Museum for Central Africa recruited her to be a scientific collaborator with the department and set up an... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Pancis

Jeff Pancis

Owner, Pancis Gems Inc.
I have been involved in Fancy Natural Color Diamonds since around 1983. I became involved because of my travels to Antwerp, Belgium, where I was introduced to the Color Diamond business. At that time, my wife Audrey’s uncle was journalist to the King of Belgium. From this contact, I received a letter of introduction to the King’s personal diamond cutter who specialized in Natural Color Diamonds. Pancis Gems has developed a large... Read More →
avatar for Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Sr. Industry Analyst, Gemological Institute of America
In his capacity as senior industry analyst, Russell Shor writes analyses of the complex political and economic issues facing today’s gemstone and jewelry industries. He is part of the Public relations team and has authored a number of articles for Gems & Gemology, GIA’s award-winning quarterly. He  also contributes to various other GIA publications, and works with the GIA’s Education, Research, Development, and... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 302 - 304

Attendees (6)