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[Event] Designer Day, March 17, 2007

Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) and Cindy
Edelstein of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau (JRB) will present
Designer Day on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center in New York City.

Designer Day is a full-day conference which provides an interactive
and comprehensive look at the business strategies, technologies, and
artistic resources designers need to bring their creations from
concept to market. This year’s program includes:

  • At 9 a.m. Wendy Rosen of The Rosen Group will present “The Future
    of the Designer Marketplace” which covers the economic trends,
    pressures, emotions, needs and attitudes of the next generation of
    jewelry consumers.

  • At 10:15 a.m. Designer Robin Rotenier will present “Cultivating
    Successful Relationships” which addresses the keys to building solid
    relationships and navigating the sometimes tricky waters of
    conflicting interests.

  • At 3:45 p.m. Artist, Entrepreneur, and Business Coach Jane Pollak
    will present "The Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Business"
    which provides tips on how to get your name in the press on a regular

The program will also include breakout workshops on the following

  • Copyright and Contract Protection for Designers and the Companies
    that Hire Them

  • Media Training Made Simple

  • Optimizing Your Web site

  • Avoiding Dangerous Situations

  • Speed Coaching where a collection of industry experts and VIPs will
    be available for 15-minute speed coaching sessions.

During the Designer Day Luncheon, the winners of the 2007 MJSA
Vision Awards will be announced. The MJSA Vision Award Design
Competition recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose
work influences future design trends. All winning designs will be on
display for thousands of buyers and exhibitors during MJSA Expo New
York on March 18-20, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Tickets for Designer Day are $195 each for MJSA and JRB members;
$245 each for non-members. Student rates are also available. For more
or to register, please visit

Johnna Beckmann
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America