Hong Kong: JNA, the publication of Informa Markets’ Jewellery Group, will chart jewellery designers’ fascinating creative process from mind to market in its conference during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
The JNA Conference: “From Inspiration to Innovation – The Designer’s Journey of Creativity” takes place on 19 September 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Rooms S426 & S427 of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The panel discussion – the first of its kind to be organised by JNA – will explore the inspired workings of the creative mind in order to foster artistry, profitability and best practices in the jewellery design community. Casting the spotlight on famed eponymous brands and the enterprising mindsets that led to their international success, it will cover developing one’s design voice, balancing signature aesthetics with profitability, and winning over today’s generation of consumers, among others.
JNA has assembled an impressive panel of esteemed jewellery designers and business leaders to share their perspectives on the subject.
Alessio Boschi, Founder & Designer of Alessio Boschi Jewels, has been delighting the jewellery world with his exquisite and whimsical creations for over 20 years. Following several industry collaborations in Europe and Asia including working with Bangkok-based manufacturers to produce luxury jewellery sets for the Middle East, American, Asian and European markets; creating more commercial designs to reach a larger international audience; and working as Design Director in Australia for one of the world’s largest pearl companies, he launched the Alessio Boschi brand in 2010.
KGK Group Vice Chairman Sanjay Kothari drives the century-old group’s growth and continued expansion into new markets. Over the last 30 years, the fourth-generation entrepreneur spearheaded KGK Group’s evolution into a multinational conglomerate with a presence throughout the gems and jewellery industry pipeline. His first business initiative was the establishment of diamond manufacturing services in Mumbai, India in 1986. Since then, he has developed many verticals, including international sales and marketing, jewellery manufacturing, gemstone mining, jewellery retailing and real estate. Under his inspired leadership, acute business acumen and entrepreneurial enthusiasm, KGK Group’s gem and jewellery business now spans from mines to retail brands. Kothari also revamped the group’s IT, corporate identity and management operations to transform it into a globally renowned group with over 12,000 employees around the world.
Award-winning designer Fei Liu founded his internationally acclaimed eponymous brand, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery, in 2006. His bespoke masterpieces have won the admiration of clients around the world. His vivid and striking creations have also gained him numerous international honours. Liu draws his inspiration from everyday life; seeing the intricate details and turning them into wearable jewels. With every piece, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery embodies the designer’s aesthetic of colour, femininity and three-dimensional artistry.