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Friday, May 31, 2019

WJA at JCK Las Vegas | Afternoon With the Associations | Show & Sell: How to Create a Dynamic Trunk Show Experience

Start Date: 5/31/2019 2:00 PM PDT
End Date: 5/31/2019 2:45 PM PDT

Venue Name: JCK Las Vegas

The Showcase Stage, JCK Show Floor Level 2
Las Vegas, NV  United States  89109

Organization Name: Women's Jewelry Association

Anna Samsonova
Phone: 845-779-0155

Insight from Retailers and Designers on how to make an impact and make a profit!
Ben Smithee, CEO of The Smithee Group and WJA education chair, will lead a panel of veteran retailers and designers who have worked together for trunk-show success. Hear about their experiences, best practices, and words of wisdom at this must-see JCK Talks presentation.

Harris Botnick, GG, began work in the jewelry industry over 30 years ago. Harris, and his wife Geri, opened Worthmore Jewelers In Midtown Atlanta in 1993 and expanded in 2008 with a second location in Decatur Georgia. The original goal of offering top-quality jewelry and watches at great prices has since expanded, and the Worthmore Jewelers of today offers unique, eclectic pieces that can’t be found in other stores. Worthmore has been named Best of Atlanta by numerous media outlets, Best to Do Business With by JCK, Coolest Store in America by In Store Magazine, Member’s Favorite by American Express, and Best of Yelp.

Acclaimed designer, Lika Behar, creates unique and intimate works of wearable art inspired by ancient civilizations & the Mediterranean. Her hand wrought individual designs reflect ancient history as well as the modern feminine spirit. She works with 22 and 24 karat gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, oxidized sterling silver and a myriad of beautiful gemstones of extraordinary color. The collection showcases fresh and lively hues with striking color combinations graced with the warmth of pure gold and the shimmer of diamonds.

Niveet Nagpal, G.G. is Omi Gems and Omi Privé President and Head Designer. His father, Omi, established the Los Angeles based company in 1985 and Niveet joined in 1997. Niveet continues the tradition of his family’s deep appreciation for the inherent beauty of gemstones and reputation for sourcing the world’s most valuable jewels. In 2012, this led to the launch of Omi Privé, the fine jewelry division of Omi Gems. Niveet’s passion and dedication to his craft has helped garner Omi Privé fourteen AGTA Spectrum and cutting edge awards. Niveet is deeply committed to the education and integrity of the jewelry industry, which shows through his industry affiliations. 

Kara Dulhanty has been the events and marketing coordinator and sales consultant for Hal Davis Jewelers in Boise, Idaho for the past 8 years. She has worked in the jewelry industry on the East Coast and Midwest for over 10 years. She is passionate and energetic about finding new and creative ways to reach the jewelry audience and has had great success in doing so. Since taking on the role of  events and marketing coordinator, she has  decreased the total ad spend while increasing sales by 10-35%. She has a special interest in learning a customer demographic and finding the best way to capture their attention, get them in store, and invest within their company.