INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY MUNICH: February 16-19

Europe's leading trade fair for jewelry, watches and gemstones

INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY MUNICH: Knowledge Exchange and Networking

The INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY MUNICH places topics that move the jewelry, watch and gemstone industry. Through its diverse program, it presents trends of tomorrow and sheds light on the future of the jewelry, watch and gemstone industry in the context of sustainability, Y-young professionals and future retail. In conferences, lectures and panel discussions, participants will gain a fascinating insight into the future transformation of the industry. The established industry platform not only stimulates discussion, but also creates the ideal space for networking.

Personalities and decision-makers meet here

The INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY MUNICH unites the international jewelry, watch and gemstone industry and brings industry and trade together in an impressive way. Whether in Frankfurt, London, Zurich or other metropolises - this is where personalities and decision-makers meet. The focus is on making valuable contacts, a lively exchange of ideas and the provision of valuable information. At the same time, the INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY MUNICH always dares to take an inspiring look into the future. It is also thanks to this format that INHORGENTA plays a pioneering role.

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One of the most prominent leaders in the international jewellery industry today, Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri has served for more than 20 years as president of CIBJO, The World Jewellery Confederation. Uniting national jewellery and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries, and including many of the industry’s major corporations and international associations, CIBJO is the industry’s oldest international organization, having been established in 1926. It covers the entire jewellery, gemstone and precious metals sectors from mine to marketplace, within each of the component sectors in the various production, manufacturing and trading centres.

In addition to being president of CIBJO, Dr. Cavalieri has served as president of the Italian Federation of Gold, Silver and Jewellery Wholesalers, has been a member of the International Executive Council of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a member of the Goldsmiths’ Company of London, a member of the European Assay Association, a member of the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA), and chief financial officer of the World Diamond Council.

French-born and now based in London, Valery Demure is a global jewelry consultant and successful haute luxe jewelry retailer. While her dynamic Objet d'Emotion website is an inviting online salon where jewelry lovers and collectors discover limited edition and one-of-a-kind designs, her Instagram @objetdemotion also offers a highly refined showcase and jewelry shopping experience. Over the years, Demure has launched and/or consulted for such acclaimed international brands as Fernando Jorge, Alice Cicolini, Francesca Villa, Aaltas Jewellery, HUM jand Cultus Artem. Objet d'Emotion exhibits at the annual PAD London art fair, and Demure's jewelry branding agency GOLDRUSH opens its showroom to retailers and the press during Paris fashion week. Demure's evidence-based insights into the changing nature of jewelry retail and jewelry collector consciousness are varied, precise and valuable.

Saskia Diez Jewelry is an independent jewelry company founded by Saskia Diez in Munich, Germany. The company’s collections close the gap between fine and fashion jewelry, reflecting the zeitgeist without being trend-driven. Known for sophisticated and distinct creations, the brand has had a prolific rise since its launch in 2007.

All of Saskia Diez’s designs display great elegance and gentle subtlety, yet at the same time are playful and sexy. Every collection is a new interpretation of classic jewelry design, giving each piece a contem¬porary look as well as a timeless aesthetic.

Saskia Diez Jewelry is designed for modern women and men who seek to adorn themselves with pieces of jewelry to emphasize their personalities. Like a person’s character, the pieces gradually unfold the layers of their beauty, showing different facets and aspects every time you look at them.

With a passion for crafting engaging user experiences that resonate on an emotional level, Moritz Kettler has been at the forefront of large-scale system design and UX innovation for the past 15 years. At Code and Theory in New York, Moritz spearheaded award-winning large-scale digital transformations across diverse sectors—including News and Media Publishing (with giants like the BBC, NBC Sports/News, and National Geographic), Hospitality and Real Estate (transforming experiences for Motel 6 and La Quinta), Education and Government (reimagining NY.gov and the US Chamber of Commerce), and e-commerce (enhancing luxury digital retail experiences for brands like Cartier)—has set industry benchmarks for digital excellence.

For the last two years, Moritz has channelled his extensive publishing expertise into fashion e-commerce as Director of Product Design at Zalando, Europe's premier fashion destination. Since joining, he has scaled up a new editorial practice and recently launched 'Stories on Zalando,' a groundbreaking platform that fuses cultural storytelling with e-commerce, driving both inspiration and engagement. This initiative has not only solidified Zalando's position as a trendsetter in fashion tech but has also established a new paradigm for storytelling in online retail to enrich the customer journey.

Molefi is the chairman of Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa, which is a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, co-founder and president of the South African Young Diamond Beneficiators Guild, Founder and Director of Molefi Letsiki Diamonds which is De Beers Diamond Beneficiation project member, a client of the South African State Diamond Trader, Petra Diamonds and Forevermark Diamantre.

Molefi Letsiki Loves diamonds. He is a second-generation diamantaire with a wealth of experience in cutting and polishing. His relationship with diamonds was hostile in the beginning, the irony of being an African child whose father worked as a diamond polisher. His father would always talk about diamonds and yet Molefi had never seen one in his life.

Helen's career has spanned the global gem and jewellery industry, from roles with leading auction and jewellery houses to academic posts. For ten years she was a jewellery specialist for Sotheby's and Christie's in London and Geneva, where she handled sales of global importance including the private jewellery collection of HRH The Princess Margaret in 2006. As a gemmologist and jewellery historian, she has since held roles as Professeur d'Histoire du Bijou at the Geneva University of Art and Design, Managing Director at the House of Gübelin, and most recently as the Senior Jewellery Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2024, he book “Precious” will be published by Penguin.

Stephanie Roger founded the Paris-based WHITEbIRD JEWELLERY Boutique and website over a decade ago to showcase international designers in her Paris boutiques and on her eponymous website. Roger's curation encompasses jewels that are artistically original, rich in high quality gem materials plus technically superb artisanship.

WHITEbIRD presents a wide variety of treasures from around the world selected by Stephanie Roger, for whom artistic vision, creative authenticity and accomplished craftsmanship are essential elements. WHITEbIRD comprises stores in three charming Paris districts, plus a dynamic e-shop that presents a diverse range of designers.

Equally important, WHITEbIRD is also an eponymous collection of jewelry that's alive with contemporary elegance. WHITEbIRD designs are ideal for everyday wear as well as for celebrating life's milestone moments.

Having formerly worked for haute luxe Parisian jeweler Dinha Vanh as well as the RIchemont Group, Stephanie Roger; her range of designers plus her WHITEbIRD eponymous brand represent one of the world's most cosmopolitan independent jewelry offerings.

WIST is the brainchild of Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau, whose TWISTOnline website embodies an extensive and international array of design-driven and one-of-a-kind jewels and high luxury, one-of-a-kind designs. (There are over 150 designers featured on TWISTonline, which is based in Portland, Oregon.) Along with the TWISTOnline website, TWIST freestanding boutiques in Portland and Seattle have for several decades been major destinations for jewelry lovers.

In 2022, TWIST was inducted into the Retailer Hall of Fame by National Jeweler, which recognizes jewelers who've made significant contributions to their communities, as well as to the global jewelry industry.

The Jewelers of America's GEM Awards honored TWIST with its Retail Innovation Award in 2020 for creating positive change in its bold, creative and innovative strategies in both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail spaces, which include video portraits of jewelry designers and their creations.

Robin Swithinbank is a freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster. He is one of the world’s leading watch industry voices, and has interviewed the CEOs of all major watch companies. Robin began his career in the early 2000s and his work now appears in the New York Times, The FT, The Times, The Telegraph, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller and the Business of Fashion. Robin was the founding editor of The Jackal and before that edited Gentleman’s Journal.

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Sustainability and Future Retail in focus

Experts and speakers share their valuable experiences and open up new perspectives, especially with regard to sustainability and Future Retail. In view of a rapidly changing market - from digitalization to e-commerce to changing consumer behavior - a continuous exchange about current developments, opportunities and possibilities is indispensable to operate successfully.Conclusion: TRENDFACTORY offers the ideal platform for new contacts, inspiring impulses and groundbreaking business ideas in a stylish ambience all year round. This is where the foundation is laid for networked thinking and action in the jewelry, watchmaking and gemstone world.