6:30 p.m. Networking (cash bar)
7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A
$35 online or $40 at the door
Online by September 25, 2017
The North Jersey Guild Presents Desiree Hanson
"Retail Trend Evolution"
We've all experienced insurmountable change in retail over the past several years and keeping up with those changes has not been easy. We've read the doom and gloom headlines of store closures and wonder what the future holds for our businesses. To be successful today, we must constantly ask ourselves, "Where are the opportunities?"
Our speaker, Desiree Hanson, has insight into where the shifts are, which categories are thriving or struggling, and understands the patterns driving those shifts in the consumer path to purchase. In this seminar, you will not only gain insight into the big picture of retail and how diamond and watch sales have been impacted, but understand where some real opportunities are for your business.
Her presentation is relevant and timely for all involved in the jewelry business.
About the Speaker
Desiree is the Director of Retail Client Development for the Luxury practice of the NPD Group. She joined NPD in 2014 serving retailers with national market and benchmarking intelligence on watches, designer jewelry and diamonds. Prior to joining NPD Group, she was the Event Director for the LUXURY portfolio including LUXURY, Swiss Watch and LUXURY Privé for the JCK Group. For 14 years, she also managed the education programs and special events for all JCK Shows.
As an active member of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), Desiree serves as Vice President of Chapter Affairs on the WJA Executive Board. She is a Past President of the Women’s Jewelry Association Metropolitan Chapter and was awarded the 2014 WJA Award for Excellence in the Special Services category.
Desiree resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.