42 | The Jewelry Business Magazine to bring many more styles to market than yesterday, just to reach the same turnover. Simply put, everybody is doing more work and earning less profit. We built Atelier as a solution to this problem: a comprehensive digital platform that connects the supply chain, eliminating unnecessary administration, and empowering the jewelry industry to adapt to the demands of the 21st century consumer. Markus Langes-Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, added: “We strongly believe entrepreneurs will contribute to shaping the future digital ecosystems of our industry which is why we have chosen to back Atelier Technology in their venture.” Mr. Bobby Liu Chun-Wai, Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, said: “As a strategic investor in Atelier Technology, we believe the digital supply chain solution helps provide greater visibility of sourcing for jewelry companies and adapts their businesses for the modern economy.” Dominic revealed: “We shared a vision with our investors that disruption in this complex sector should come from within: Atelier is the solution for the industry, by the industry.” GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair Moves to March Mark your calendars for GIA’s annual New York Jewelry Career Fair on March 8, 2019 at the Javits Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recruiters and aspiring job seekers can register online for this industry-leading career development and recruiting event. GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is free and open to the public. It will feature a panel of diverse, successful industry newcomers and veterans discussing success in today’s market; one-on- one career coaching with experienced professionals in retail, design, diamonds, colored stones and more; opportunities to connect with recruiters from leading firms; and many chances to network. “The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is a unique space for anyone interested in gems and jewelry to learn about the industry and connect with companies that can spark your career,” said Kathryn Kimmel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are thrilled to offer this event in spring 2019 in conjunction with the JA New York Show and the MJSA Expo.” The opening panel, “Job Success in Today’s Market” offers Career Fair attendees insight and advice from prominent industry personalities including Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire; Tim Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; Lisa Nikfarjam, president of Lisa Nik Inc.; and Daniel Wisner, assistant technical designer at Alexis Bittar. Whether you are a first time job-seeker looking for a career change, or a gem and jewelry professional exploring new paths, the GIA Jewelry Career Fair provides opportunities for success by connecting job seekers with recruiters from companies such as Tiffany & Co., Lorraine Schwartz, Hearts On Fire, Real Real, James Allen, JTV, Almod Diamonds and David Yurman. More than 45 recruiters are expected to be at the event. GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, GIA has connected thousands of aspiring professionals with companies at more than 68 events in California, India, Las Vegas, London and New York. For more information and updates, visit https://www.gia.edu/ career-fair. The event is sponsored by JA New York. IGC Group NV hires Industry Veteran Kim E. Pelletier to Lead IGC Brand Services IGC Group Antwerp, has appointed Kim E. Pelletier as President of its fine jewelry division, IGC Brand Services located in Chicago, Illinois. In her new role, Ms. Pelletier will lead the team to realign their business focus and relaunch their Naledi jewelry brand. Ms. Pelletier has had a long and varied career in the jewelry industry working for notable brands such as DeBeers, Polygon, Hearts On Fire, John Hardy, and most recently for the designer jewelry brands Stephen Dweck and Michael Aram. Ms. Pelletier has worked in many facets in the industry with the primary focus being Sales and Marketing functions, leading the sales teams at both Hearts On Fire and John Hardy in the position of Vice President of Sales. Ms. Pelletier was also a key contributor to production, inventory forecasting, merchandising, product design, talent recruitment and leadership. IGC Brand Services will allow Ms. Pelletier to bring together all of her professional experience as she works with the team to reinvent the IGC Chicago Office. “We are excited to have Kim on the team to lead our Chicago business unit. Her talents, experience and Kim Pelletier