b'CartierRareBookRepository.Therewillalsobeclassroom GIA Jewelry Career Fair and Open House Returnsdemonstrationsofthemanyeducationcoursesofferedon to Carlsbad campus and the GemKids program that offers students ages 9 Professionalsandvisitorslookingtodelveintotheworldto 12 an engaging introduction into gemology.ofgemsandjewelryarewelcometovisittheGIAWorld Headquarters in Carlsbad, California on Friday, October 11th,GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, for the GIA Jewelry Career Fair and Open House.California, U.S. Since then, the event has expanded, linking gem and jewelry companies with future employees at more than 68 Thisfreeeventhassomethingforeveryonelivelypanelevents in California, India, Las Vegas, London and New York. discussions,careercoachingandrecruitingforpeoplenewFollow @GIANews #JewelryJobs for updates.to the industry and professionals looking for a career change; classroom demonstrations for aspiring gemologists, jewelersWeisenfeld Retires from JBTand jewelry designers; and unique museum exhibits for anyoneJacobs Moves up to Presidentcaptivated by the splendor and beauty of gems. GIAs JewelryRichard Weisenfeld, President of The Jewelers Board of Trade Career Fair and Open House is the one time of year when the(JBT), announced his retirement t effective August 31, 2019. public can visit without a prior appointment from 8:00 a.m. toMr. Weisenfeld will remain at JBT to oversee the transition 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit GIA.edu/ until September 1. Mr. Weisenfeld thanked the board for the career-fair-carlsbad-day-at-a-glance. opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity during which time The event kicks off with inspiring panel discussions featuringthe organization was streamlined and reorganized to meet the notable gem and jewelry leaders: needs of its members.Job Success in Todays Market 8:45-10:00 a.m. MichaelKaplan,ChairmanoftheBoard,acceptedthe resignationonbehalfofJBTandacknowledgedthemany Moderated by Susan M. Jacques, president and CEO of GIA.yearsofserviceprovidedbyMr.Weisenfeldasamember, Panelists include Mitchell Binder, King Baby; Cathy Calhoun,director, and most recently as President of JBT.Calhoun Jewelers; Douglas K. Hucker, American Gem Trade Association (AGTA); and Meghan Simmons, Omi Priv. Erich Jacobs, the Vice President of IT will succeed Weisenfeld as President of JBT on September 1, 2019. Mr. Jacobs joined Creative Careers 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. JBT in 2018 and currently has operational responsibility for all Moderated by Mark Smelzer, publisher of JCK magazine andaspects of IT and collection operations. Mr. Jacobs received JCKonline.com. The conversation will focus on unique careershis bachelors degree in economics and his masters degree in by panelists Baba Blumkin, Luxe Jewelry and Loan; Wade Clar,business from the University of Wisconsin. Julez Bryant; Alexandra Hart, Alexandra Hart; and Jenny Luker, Platinum Guild International USA. Hisbackgroundintechnologyandbusinessisofgreat importance to JBT, commented Mr. Kaplan. We congratulate Job seekers can connect with recruiters from all over the countryhim on his new position.who represent local and global brandsincluding Brilliant Earth, The Real Real and Diamonds Directlooking for top talent in all areas of the industry. Employers interest in recruiting at this years event can sign-up at GIAevents.eventsair.com/career-fair-carlsbad/recruiter-registration/Site/Register.Open house guests are invited to explore the many beautiful museumexhibitsfeaturingmorethan1,000piecesthe newest exhibit, Jewels of Hollywood, showcases pieces linked to Hollywood royalty of decades pastand to visit the Richard T.LiddicoatGemologicalLibraryandInformationCenter, the worlds largest for gem and jewelry, which includes theEric Jacobs Richard Weisenfeld40 | The Jewelry Business Magazine Continued to Pg 54'