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Concerned About Russian Sanctions?

Recent news and developments regarding the Russian sanctions have many wondering what it all means, what’s next, and how this will impact the industry. Conclave has added a few sessions that cover this topic, giving you the opportunity to learn more from the experts!

Tuesday, April 26 / 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

The Doctors Are In
Tiffany Stevens, Esq. and Sara Yood, Esq.
Room: Automobile Alley A

Join Tiffany Stevens, Esq. and Sara Yood, Esq. from the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) for “JVC office hours.”

Stop in and ask these experts your questions on Russian sanctions and find out the latest updates and news in a one-on-one or small group setting. Learn valuable information to help you talk to your clients about Russian diamonds.

Wednesday, April 27 / 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Diamond Supply + Pricing = ???
Panelists: John Carter, CGA, Parag Jain, Benjamin King, Ronnie VanderLinden
Moderator: Wade Abel, CG

Room: Five Moons 4

If current events have you wondering about the diamond supply chain’s impact, you will not want to miss this lively and informative discussion.

This panel will bring together experts from different parts of the supply chain to discuss what the next six to 12 months will bring.

AGS Suppliers: We have a session especially for you, too, which goes beyond Russian sanctions to discuss best practices in these changing times.

Monday, April 25, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Vendor Roundtable
Is Russia the Wakeup Call We Need? What Does “Responsible” Mean?

Understanding and Staying Responsible in Today’s Changing (and Challenging) Landscape
Room: Mistletoe

What do retailers expect from AGS suppliers regarding ethical and responsible standards related to the supply chain?

Everyone has a different opinion on what ethics and responsibility mean. What do you have to do? What tools and resources are available to guide you? How do you ensure that your business stays on top of requirements (and goes beyond) best practices? As an industry and as AGS suppliers, how do we understand what is ethical and responsible to maintain trust in our clients and the consumer?

Join us for this lively discussion with experts from the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), as well as other industry experts and suppliers facing these challenges.

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