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Jewelers of Louisiana to deliver star-studded line-up of speakers at Annual Convention

J of L logo eJewelers of Louisiana has announced their 72nd Annual Convention to be held in New Orleans on August 19 - 20 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.

Known for its educational sessions and extensive networking opportunities, this year’s convention presents selected topics and presenters guaranteed to offer motivating, thought provoking talks on a wide variety of topics. This year’s speakers include Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group and founder of the Rapaport Diamond Report, Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society, and Terry Sisco, founder of ExSELLerate.

Chad Berg, President of Jewelers of Louisiana, shared, “I feel fortunate that so many amazing speakers have already confirmed their attendance for this year’s convention. Last year’s convention saw record attendance with over 130 attendees and we hope to increase that number this year.”

In addition, the Convention is designated as a JA Idea Exchange event by Jewelers of America (JA). The JA Idea Exchange is a popular roundtable discussion led by Susan Posnock, JA Director of Public Affairs and Education, providing attendees an opportunity to share concerns and brainstorm solutions on key topics impacting day-to-day industry business.

Tammy Kidder, Vice President of Jewelers of Louisiana, commented, “We have some amazing programming scheduled for the bench jewelers as well. Louisiana jewelers will not want to miss this amazing convention!”

Given the excellent educational and networking opportunities, the Convention is a high value event with a low registration fee of $100 that includes all educational sessions, three meals, hospitality suite access and plenty of networking opportunities. Additionally, JL negotiated a favorable room rate for conference attendees of $119 per night at the New Orleans Marriott Convention Center.

The Lifetime Achievement and Jewelers of Louisiana Awards will be presented at a banquet Saturday, August 19th at world famous Arnaud’s and is included in the registration fee.

The annual Jewelry Design Contest will be held at the convention. Winners will advance to Jewelers of America’s national retailer design competition - The CASE Awards - in New York.

“We pride ourselves on providing new topics and speakers each year, ensuring that attendees at all levels - first timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - will benefit from attending,” added Berg.

Jewelers of Louisiana is a sponsor based event. For more information about attendance or sponsorship, please contact Caroline Bleakley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Hotel Reservations, call 800-305-6342 and mention JEWELERS OF LOUISIANA or visit https://aws.passkey.com/e/49215514.

 


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