Organized by the Continental Buying Group and Preferred Jewelers International, the new Diplomat show will be held right after Labor Day on September 4, 5, and 6. at the newly renovated Diplomat Hotel and Resort in Hollywood Florida,
in a statement, the organizers said that "As we head into the critical fourth quarter, [we will be] offering great opportunities for retailers to fill up their cases for the fourth quarter with merchandise that will produce higher margins."
The show will be organizing networking events - breakfast, lunch, cocktails - and a choice of educational seminars. All these events are scheduled such that both suppliers and retailers can attend everything together.
The educational seminars will include: ...
- The President and CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Tiffany Stevens along with Debbie Azar from GSI will be speaking about synthetics, lab grown diamonds, mined diamonds, and what your responsibility is as a supplier or retailer, to yourself and the consumer.
- Keith Elzia from Enterprise Content Solutions. This charismatic presenter spent 18 years as Executive Vice President at IBM. Keith will be going into astonishing detail about A.I. (artificial intelligence) and how it will help your business and help you acquire new customers.
- Angela Gage from Solupay will be explaining in detail on how they can assist with website payment options and provide fraud prevention products to facilitate all elements of your business while providing the best pricing model and services.
- Bottomline Marketing will be closing this educational seminar with an interactive and fun presentation on the ever-changing world of social media and how important it is for your business.