Return & Recovery: China's Perspective
  • 2020-10-19
  • 17:00 - 18:00 (Hong Kong)
    10:00 - 11:00 (London)
    14:30 - 15:30 (Delhi)
    05:00 - 06:00 (New York)
  • Mandarin with English simultaneous interpretation

How is the Chinese market bouncing back and coping with the new normal amid the pandemic? In this webinar, we have invited a panel of leading jewellery retailers, manufacturers and industry expert from China to share with us their experience and perspective on:

• Consumer preference in China under the new normal
• Utilisation of new media to keep connected with customers
• Timely communications within the organisation and with customers to adapt to market changes
• Strategies for the end of the lockdown
• How to keep their services and products sustainable and relevant during this period

  • Changwei Lin
    Chairman, Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd, China
    2020 Honouree of Manufacturer of the Year and Outstanding Enterprise of the Year - APAC

    With more than 30 years of experience in the jewellery industry, Lin Changwei founded Xingguangda Jewelry in 1997. He is experienced in the industry and is an expert in corporate management.  In addition to his keen insight on market demand, Lin is also an expert in resource integration and investment throughout the entire industry chain. He is a pioneer in integrating the concepts of entity and capital into enterprise upgrading and development. As an entrepreneur in the new era, Lin drives the industry forward and has made prominent contributions to the trade and the society. 

  • Songhe Sun
    Chairman, MCLON Jewellery Company Limited, China
    2020 Honouree of Industry Innovation of the Year - Marketing and Retailer of the Year

    Sun Songhe, the Founder and Chairman of MCLON Jewellery Company Limited (MCLON), is also the former executive council member of Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China (GAC). Sun has been promoting jewellery culture and Chinese jewellery since 1994, when he opened his first jewellery store. He is dedicated to making MCLON an affordable, fashionable and international jewellery brand. He has been selected as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs of Zhejiang by the 2019 “Chinese New Economic Leaders”, organised by Sina, Weibo and China National Radio, among other accolades he has received.  

  • Xiaoxue Xu
    Brand and Marketing Director, Shanghai Zbird Co Ltd (Zbird), China
    2020 Honouree of Retailer of the Year

    Xu Xiaoxue joined Zbird in 2008 and has since then put on different hats within the organization, including senior brand marketing manager, director of Lani China division, executive dean of Zbird Business School and the company’s regional director in Shanghai. He is a certified Diamond High Council (HRD) diamond grader, International Gemstone Institute (IGI) colored stones grader, IGI rough diamond grader, IGI pearl grader and a GTC emerald appraiser. 

  • Caroline Yuan
    Board Director and Vice President, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, China
    Headline Partner of JNA Awards 2020

    Caroline Yuan is one of the founders of Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), the only diamond exchange body in China. Yuan joined China National Arts & Crafts Imp. & Exp. Corporation after graduation. In 1990, she was the Manager of diamond department of China National Pearl Diamond Gem & Jewellery Imp. & Exp. Corporation and was promoted to Vice General Manager in 1994. Yuan has witnessed the development of the Chinese diamond trade, and have valuable insights and visions to the industry. 

  • Joyee Zhao
    Co-founder, BOJEM, China
    2020 Honouree of Industry Innovation of the Year - Customer Engagement and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)

    A jewellery designer of her brand, BOJEM, and a Graduate Gemologist of Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Joyee Zhao is an active member in the Chinese jewellery industry. She is the editor-in- chief of Daily Jewellery, a popular jewellery online magazine in China, which shares jewellery knowledge to the general public. Zhao promotes the traditional Chinese filigree inlay techniques by applying them in her designs. She also strongly supports “Green Jewellery” for sustainable development of the industry.

  • Moderator: Albert Cheng
    CEO of Singapore Bullion Market Association
    Principal Judge of JNA Awards 2020

    Albert Cheng became the Managing Director of Far East of World Gold Council (WGC) in 2003 and appointed Advisor to WGC in 2015. He was also appointed honorary CEO of Singapore Bullion Market Association in the same year and continues to serve as one of the International Advisors to Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2002. Cheng's marketing career began with Dentsu Young & Rubicam, then moved on to gold marketing when he joined the Royal Canadian Mint as Regional Manager. 

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