The Future of Retail Jewelers
$49 per person. 5:30-6:30 Cocktails, 6:30 Registration, 7:00 Dinner, 7:45 Speaker and Q&A
PETER SMITH is an industry veteran with more than thirty years in both retail and wholesale jewelry. The Irish native is the author of two books, Hiring Squirrels, 12-Essential Interview Questions to Uncover Great Retail Sales Talent and Sell Something, Principles and Perspectives for Engaged Retail Salespeople. Smith is a columnist for National Jeweler, where he writes about the retail experience, including hiring, sales personnel and branding. He is also a contributing columnist for The Jewelry Book and World Diamond Magazine. His column on the Future of Retail Stores was named by National Jeweler and JCK Online as one of the best articles of 2016. Smith is president of VIBHOR, a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality private-label core diamond essentials. He previously spent 11 years as executive vice president of Hearts on Fire and 8 years in sales and operations management with Tiffany & Co. He has a BA from Boston College and he is a graduate of the Key Executives Program at the Harvard Business School. Smith is a frequent speaker at industry events and an AGS Global Guild Speaker.