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MJSA Educational Seminars include design & business topics

Mar '08
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has announced the educational program for its 40th annual Expo New York show, April 13-15, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The program features a wide range of seminars that include design and business topics, as well as several At the Bench Live demonstrations. The program also includes the debut of "Technique Tuesday," which offers hands-on training by Swarovski and Beadalon experts.

"We're very excited about the quality of this year's educational program, especially with the high level of business and practical expertise that our presenters bring to the table," says Teresa Shannon, MJSA director of education.

"Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most renowned experts in the industry - on everything from making their businesses more profitable to valuable tips, tricks, and techniques on making high-quality jewelry pieces."

9:30 - 11 a.m.
- "The 3P's - Promotion, Pricing, and Production - a Primer" by Chris Ploof of Chris Ploof Designs

- "So You Have a Great Product Idea, What Next?!" by Elizabeth Brehmer of Stuller Inc.

- "Loop-in-Loop Chain Production and Repair" by Ann B. Cahoon of Flying Marquis Studio

2 - 3:30 p.m.
- "Teams That Work!" by Mark Shipman of Rio Grande

- "Shopping the Aisles of History for Designs" by Gail Levine of National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and Auction Market Resources

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