RJO Members

RJO's educational sessions are designed to inspire and equip you with the latest knowledge and insights in the jewelry industry. These seminars cover a wide range of relevant topics and provide practical takeaways to implement in your store. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Latest Issues & Trending Topics
    • Stay informed on the current issues and trends in the jewelry industry. Topics are carefully selected to ensure they address the challenges and opportunities faced by jewelers today.
  • Practical Takeaways
    • Each seminar is designed to provide actionable ideas and strategies that you can implement in your store. Whether it's a new sales technique or an innovative approach to employee management, you're sure to find valuable insights to enhance your business operations.
  • Renewed Passion
    • Educational sessions are not just about learning; they aim to reignite your passion for the industry. By connecting with industry leaders and peers, we hope you will find renewed inspiration!

Brain Gain Breakouts offer a unique opportunity to discuss business and industry challenges in a more intimate setting. The small group breakout sessions provide practical insights and peer to peer learning you can immediately apply on the show floor and in your store. Discover what products are popular in other stores, successful marketing strategies and emerging trends that you can adapt to your own business. 

Educational Session Lineup Examples:

  • Introduction to Store Management - Vince Rath, Optimum Retail Solutions
  • What You Need to Know About Your Retirement Sale - Chuck Frey, Charles Frey & Associates
  • Selling Your Diamonds for Cash - Ankur Savani & Jimmy Savani, Palak Diam
  • Bridging the Gap: Uniting Bench Jewelers and Sales Teams - Jimmy Lawson, JD&Co
  • Be True to Your Brand: An Interactive Workshop - Jewelry Sales Academy
  • Social Media: The First Steps - Tiffany Gonzalez, Keep Me Connected
  • Effectively Getting Rid of Aged Inventory - Sherry Smith, The Edge
  • Precision Pricing: Maximizing Profits in Repair Services - Patti Fisbeck & Jason LeMaire, Stuller
  • Panel Discussion: Seamless Transitions, Thriving as a New Owner or Manager in the Retail Jewelry Sector- John Daughtery, Collected Concepts
  • Unlocking the Power of AI: Revolutionizing Your Sales Process With a Personal Touch - Jimmy DeGroot, sponsored by Podium
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