Now in its 7th year The Great Debate has moved on another stride this year and includes the issues of sustainability as well as continuing to explore ethical and social questions for the jewellery industry.
The Great Debate 2013 looks outside the jewellery industry to learn how the fashion and grocery industries have faced up to the challenges of delivering an ethical and sustainable supply chain. Daniela Nordmeyer from Monsoon Accessorize, and Alan Frampton, former supplier of fresh produce from Africa to major UK supermarkets and now Director of Cred Jewellery will share their knowledge, inspiration, and enthusiasm. Michael Allchin, Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office, will invite the audience to draw parallels with the jewellery industry and consider what more needs to be done.
The Great Debate will be held at the International Jewellery London Show on Monday 2nd September starting at 12 noon.
The debate is a joint initiative between The Birmingham Assay Office and Reed Exhibitions. The event focuses on ethical, social, humanitarian, and environmental issues in the jewellery industry. It aims to share experiences, to inform, to stimulate debate, provoke thought, and to prompt action.
The Debate has already identified that there is more than one way to respond to the challenges and this year it focuses on sustainability.
Chairman: Michael Allchin – The Birmingham Assay office
Chaired by Michael Allchin, Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office, the Debate entitled “Translating Sustainability for the Jewellery Industry” and will involve 2 panellists whose companies are each making a difference in their own way.
Speaker: Daniela Nordmeyer – Ethical Trading Manager Monsoon Accessorize
Daniela will describe the challenges of delivering an ethical and sustainable supply chain highlighting the effect of trends, sources of supply, piece rates, and environmental factors.
Speaker: Alan Frampton Director – Cred Jewellery
Alan is a former supplier of fresh produce from Africa to major UK supermarkets. He will focus on sources for precious metals, independent accreditation, and developing consumer trust in ethical products.
Catherine Sproule – Chief Operations Officer – Responsible Jewellery Council
Catherine will make a special Global Announcement at the start of The Great Debate.
As ever there will be the opportunity for lively debate after the presentations so please come along, join in and share your experiences and your views.
There is no need to book just come to the Inspirations Theatre at IJL for 12 noon on Monday 2nd September. The Debate will close at 1.15pm.
A visitor pass for the main exhibition will be required in order to attend. To register please click here:www.jewellerylondon.com/assay