KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY

Return & Recovery - The Industry Perspective
  • 2020-09-28
  • 17:00 - 18:00 (Hong Kong)
    10:00 - 11:00 (London)
    14:30 - 15:30 (Delhi)
    05:00 - 06:00 (New York)
  • English
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After months of disruption and when the old norms are constantly being challenged, the jewellery industry is eager to look for strategies that can help them get back on track and start the road to recovery.

JNA Awards 2020 has invited a distinguished panel of speakers who have shown resilience and agility in maintaining their dynamic business amid the pandemic. They will be sharing their experience on how they continue to drive their business in a sustainable way under the new normal and turn adversity into opportunity.

Speakers
  • Sanjay Kothari
    Vice Chairman, KGK Group

    Dynamic and passionate, Sanjay Kothari marks the entrepreneurship of the family’s fourth generation and taking the group to the next level. Under his leadership, the company has grown manifold from mining to manufacturing and from marketing to distribution, as well as expanded its reach in gemstones, diamonds and jewellery retail. The group has achieved excellence along the industry pipeline, from mines to brands, demonstrating the business acumen of the Kothari family.

  • Chetan Kumar Mehta
    Chairman, Laxmi Diamonds

    Inspired by the beauty of South Indian closed setting diamond jewellery, Chetan Kumar Mehta started Laxmi Diamonds in 2007. Laxmi Diamonds is now a prominent manufacturer of closed setting diamond jewellery. Mehta was the Founding Vice President of Diamond Association, Bangalore in 2015-2016 and the President of the same organisation on 2018-2019. He has received numerous accolades, including Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Excellence Award organised by the Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI).

  • Pramod Mehta
    Director, Shineshilpi Jewellers Pvt Ltd

    Pramod Mehta is a distinguished figure in the jewellery industry with his notable contribution towards manufacturing unique collection of gold and platinum jewellery in India. He has rich experience in the industry and is an expert of the taste and designs of jewellery in every part of India, making him well known among retail jewellers across India.

  • K Srinivasan
    Chairman and Managing Director, Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited

    Manufacturing jewellery with innovative designs while utilising latest technology is a passion for K Srinivasan, who started as a salesman since 1984. With no prior experience in the trade, he strived to bring advancement to the industry. Now, Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited is a prominent jewellery manufacturers of gold, diamond, platinum and silver. The company sprawls over 20 acres with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in South India, having an installed capacity of producing more than 35 tons of gold jewellery and 75 tons of silver jewellery and articles a year.

  • Victor Yiu
    Director, Brilliant Trading Company (1974) Ltd

    Victor Yiu is responsible for the group's diamond wholesale division. Over the last 10 years, Yiu led the group 's China division to supply high quality and reliable diamond jewellery to the Chinese mainland market. In 2008, BTC group established a jewellery design company – ZURI, with the objective to assist brands to upgrade their design and product quality. Yiu is the Vice Chairman of the Diamond Federation Hong Kong and Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association.

  • James Courage
    Former Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Guild International

    James Courage is the former Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the former Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Guild International (PGI), where he was responsible for its global jewellery programmes including setting up the platinum jewellery development programmes in China and India. James also worked for De Beers in Hong Kong where he set up their Consumer Marketing Division’s East Asian regional office. Before that, he ran large-scale marketing programmes in the US, Canada, East Asia, South Africa and in a number of major European markets. He is now a consultant to the jewellery industry.

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