Return & Recovery: The Asian Retail Market
  • 2020-10-12
  • 17:00 - 18:00 (Hong Kong)
    10:00 - 11:00 (London)
    14:30 - 15:30 (Delhi)
    05:00 - 06:00 (New York)
  • English

The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest jewellery market, shored up by rising disposable incomes, strong demand for jewellery and growing middle-class populations.

While the Covid-19 pandemic dented jewellery retail for months due to lockdowns and social-distancing measures, stores in the region are in various stages of reopening. Business for tourist-dependent brands remains soft but local consumption is slowly returning to decent levels. Jewellery retailers are adjusting their strategies to navigate the new normal. 

This webinar, organised by JNA and JNA Awards, casts the spotlight on the Asian jewellery buyer and examines how to successfully engage with consumers in key markets in the Asia-Pacific region in a world reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Leading jewellery retailers in Asia will share their insights on:

•    Market and demand trends  
•    Shifting consumer behaviours 
•    Retail initiatives and technology
•    Growth strategies in a Covid-19 world

  • Amit Dhamani
    Managing Director, Dhamani Jewels, United Arab Emirates

    Amit Dhamani joined the family business, Dubai-based Dhamani Group, in 1989. Since then, the company has evolved from a gemstone and diamond wholesale business to a vertically integrated enterprise, having expanded into jewellery retail. The group operates notable fine jewellery brands such as Dhamani 1969, Dhamani Jewels, Dusoul and Laviere. A Harvard Business School alumnus, Amit is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Diamond Exchange and the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Gemological Institute of America.

  • Shreyansh Kapoor
    Vice President and Partner, Kashi Jewellers, India

    Shreyansh Kapoor joined family-owned Kashi Jewellers after graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He also completed the Graduate Diamonds Program at the Gemological Institute of America. Under his leadership, Kashi Jewellers broke traditions and stereotypes by championing female talents in the jewellery sector. He also pursued aggressive marketing strategies that helped revitalise and modernise the Kashi Jewellers brand. Kapoor is bent on further elevating the company’s retail and manufacturing business to greater heights.

  • Le Tri Thong
    CEO, Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), Vietnam

    Le Tri Thong obtained his Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from the Saïd Business School of Oxford University. Having held various senior management positions in leading Vietnamese companies and international corporations, he has successfully built his expertise on the Southeast Asian market. Le has been instrumental in further raising the profile of PNJ in Asia’s jewellery retail scene. PNJ products are currently carried in nearly 400 jewellery outlets in 55 provinces in Vietnam.

  • Bobby Liu
    Executive Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, Hong Kong

    Bobby Liu has over 21 years of experience in retail and administrative management. In 1999, he joined jewellery retail giant Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group where he currently heads the group’s Sustainability and Innovation Centre and leads various initiatives that foster craftsmanship and creativity in the trade. Armed with years of retail expertise, Liu is also responsible for developing the group’s e-commerce and high-end luxury jewellery operations. He likewise oversees Chow Tai Fook’s watch business in China.

  • (Moderator) Olivia Quiniquini
    Associate Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, JNA / Jewellery Media, Informa Markets Jewellery

    A seasoned trade journalist and editor, Olivia Quiniquini runs the Jewellery Media team at Informa Markets Jewellery. She is responsible for the editorial direction, marketing and development of the JNA group of print, digital and content products. Quiniquini joined then UBM Asia as an Editor in the Jewellery Publishing Group in 2011 and eventually developed, launched and oversaw several jewellery trade titles as Editor & Project Manager. After eight months as Marketing & Communications Manager, she was promoted to Associate Publisher & Editor-in-Chief in March 2020.

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