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Plumb Club Announces Dates for Symposium ’25

Events & AwardsJun 05, 2024

Plumb Club Announces Dates for Symposium ’25

The educational event will return to New York City for a second year with a few changes.

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The Plumb Club has announced that Symposium ’25 will take place next year on the week of March 10.
New York—Symposium ’25, the educational event for retailers presented by The Plumb Club, is returning for a second year. 

Next year’s event will take place the week of March 10 in New York City. An exact location has not been announced. 

While the event will again provide learning opportunities from a variety of leading experts, as well as business networking opportunities, some changes have been made as organizers considered retailer feedback. 

Symposium ’25 will be one day instead of two, and programming will be focused to a single track. 

Also, a retailer-based advisory committee is being formed to inform presentation content.  

Organizers also said an “infotainment” evening event will be added.  

“The extremely positive survey results, compounded by the exuberant feedback from retailers, made the decision to move forward with the event again for 2025 a no brainer,” said Roger Forman, president of The Plumb Club.  

“One of The Plumb Club’s pillars is education of the industry, and it’s pretty obvious that there is a strong desire for quality learning. It’s a natural fit.” 

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Results from the post-event survey conducted by Reed Exhibitions showed that the show team, location, keynote, and registration were all rated at 90 percent and above for satisfaction.  

Regarding objectives of gathering industry knowledge and learnings through the education conference program, 76 percent of respondents were satisfied, and 89 percent said they were “likely” to “extremely likely” to recommend the event to a friend or colleague in the industry.  

Individual retailers also provided feedback. 

“Our team found a lot of value from Symposium ’24”, said Bobbi Hansen, director of merchandising, Fred Meyer Jewelers.  

“It was a terrific line up of speakers and something for everyone – sales, marketing, technology, industry insights, and more. It was nice to take the time out to invest in learning and networking.” 

Brittany Merrill, general merchandise manager for Helzberg Diamonds, added, “Symposium offered an impressive lineup of sessions featuring high caliber, engaging speakers on topics confronting the jewelry industry. 

“The diverse range of subjects, covering relevant issues around sustainability, artificial intelligence, and leadership, amongst others, provided an enriching experience, enabling attendees to think about their businesses innovatively outside their typical day-to-day environments.” 

Susan Eisen of Texas-based independent retailer Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry said, “I was amazed by the quality of the speakers. The information we received was top-notch and not your typical jewelry seminar topics. This was world-class learning from people who are entrenched in a variety of different business categories. It opened my eyes to areas that I was unfamiliar with and provided information that I can adapt to my business plans.”   

The event requires an invitation to attend.  

Retailers that want to put in a request for consideration should email info@plumbclub.com

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