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Inaugural GIA European Career Fair Attracts Bulgari, LVMH Among Others

The Goldsmiths' Centre in London

The first ever Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Jewellery Career Fair in Europe will be held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London on April 23. Luxury retailers Bulgari and Louis Vuitton; jewellery design house KARIA Ltd; jewellery manufacturers Martine UK Ltd., Queensmith Master Jewellers and Asteria Diamonds are among the more than dozen luxury jewellery retailers who will attend, along with recruitment firms and gemological laboratories.

The event will kick off with a panel discussion titled ‘Job Success in Today’s Market’ moderated by Mehdi Saadian, director of GIA’s London school. Panellists include Royal Asscher Vice President Mike Asscher, Swarovski executive board member Nadja Swarovski and Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles, a family-owned luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798.

“I am very excited to help bring GIA Jewellery Career Fair to London in 2018,” said Saadian. “This event is a unique opportunity for students and graduates of GIA’s London school to hear from leading industry executives and network with local gem and jewellery companies and recruiters that are hiring for open positions.”

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