4th International Pearl Forum: Unexpected Pearls
After the large success of International Pearl Forums at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2014, 2015 and 2016, a fourth Pearl Forum is planned for 2017. The aim is for this forum series to become a long-term event creating a buzz around pearls. It is also meant as a way for INHORGENTA to demonstrate that as a show it can bring together international speakers and be a place in which current global market trends are discussed and shared with a wide audience.
The theme for the 2017 edition focuses on unexpected types of pearls, finding innovative ways of using pearls in jewellery and creative means to market them.
Program for the 4th International Pearl Forum, Unexpected Pearls on February 19, 2017
|The rare and unique world of natural pearls||Dr. Hubert Bari (Qatar)||10:30–11:00|
|Pearls from Mexico: marine rarities from the Americas||Douglas McLaurin (Cortez Pearls, Mexico)||11:00–11:30|
|Pushing the boundaries of pearl design||Melanie Georgacopoulous (London and Japan)||11:30–12:00|
|Selling pearls online: connecting with the millennial market||Jeremy Shepherd (Pearl Paradise, USA)||12:00–12:30|
|Screening of clip of “Power of Pearl”||with presence of directors Ahbra Perry and Taylor Higgins (On the Reel Productions, USA). This documentary film on the pearl industry and ocean health has been nominated to the prestigious Sundance Festival 2017.||12:30–13:00|