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JNA Online Conference: “Price Volatility – Riding through the Storm”
25/11/2011

JNA Online Conference
 

Some of the world’s leading experts in the diamond, coloured gemstone, pearl, jewellery manufacturing and retailing sectors shared their insights and perspectives in an online conference hosted by Jewellery News Asia (JNA) on November 21, 2011.

Access to the online conference's archives:
 
Panel One
Click here to view the transcript of
 Panel Discussion 1
Panel Two
Click here to view the transcript of
 Panel Discussion 2
 
JNA Online Conference is a new platform where experts discuss and address issues and concerns faced by today’s jewellery professional – interactive on the Internet.
Panel One
Speakers:
Introduction
Lawrence Ma
Lawrence Y Y Ma
CEO, Lee Heng Diamond Group
Hong Kong, China
 
Lawrence Ma has been engaged in the diamond industry for over 30 years. The group has a fully integrated operation that spans the entire spectrum of the industry value chain, from manufacturing and wholesaling to retailing of polished diamonds and diamond jewellery. 
 
He is also the founder and currently the president of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China.
 
Nirmal Bardiya
Nirmal Bardiya
Chairman & Managing Director, RMC Gems India Ltd
India
 
RMC Gems India Ltd, known as “RMC” worldwide, is a leading supplier of coloured gemstones, particularly blue topaz and tourmaline. The company has received the highest export award in coloured gemstones from the Government of India and was named “Gem Dealer of the Decade” by IDCA, New York. 
 
Nirmal Bardiya is also the president of the Jewellers Association, Jaipur.
 
Yoshihiro Shimizu
Yoshihiro Shimizu
Chairman, Hosei Co Ltd
Japan
 
Hosei Co Ltd was established in 1981. With over 30 years of import and export experience, it is one of the leading pearl wholesalers, specialising in white and gold-coloured South Sea pearls, as well as Tahitian pearls. 
 
Yoshihiro Shimizu is also the chairman of the Japan Pearl Exporters Association.
 
Panel Two
Speakers:
Introduction
Prida Tiasuwan
Prida Tiasuwan
Chairman, Pranda Group
Thailand
 
Pranda Jewelry Public Company Limited is one of the world’s leading jewellery manufacturers and exporters. Prida Tiasuwan is also chairman of Prima Gold International Company Limited, which owns the Premier Brand of pure gold jewellery.
 
From 1986 to 1990, he served as the vice president of the Thai Gem & Jewelry Traders Association. He is now an advisor to the association.
 
Winston Chow
Winston Chow
Director & Deputy General Manager, Chow Sang Sang Holdings Int’l Ltd
Hong Kong, China
 
The Chow Sang Sang Group is a leading jewellery retailer in the Greater China region. It has over 250 self-operated jewellery shops.
  
Winston Chow is also the chairman of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China, and a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Jewellery Advisory Committee.
 

Moderator: Letitia Chow

Founder of Jewellery News Asia and Director of Business Development, Jewellery Group, UBM Asia



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