Monday, August 23, 2010
Western Canadian Jewellery Expo Celebrates Another Great Year
Last weekend, the WCJE celebrated yet another brilliant buying season for the industry. With a plethora of exhibitors and attendees, there was a definite vibe that the industry is recovering slowly but surely. At the end of opening day, JSN Jewellery invited attendees and exhibitors to the"Opening Night Welcome Gathering", held in the main foyer of the Shaw Centre. The floor was abuzz with excitement at what's new in the industry and what will be happening during the next year. The Canadian Jewellery Group Co-Operative Association and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, along with CJB Insurance Services, also through a Saturday night reception to honour all corners of the industry who work together on a daily business. Master diamond-cutter Mike Botha (CEO of Embee Diamonds and creator of the Sirius Star cut) also held a breakfast to share insights into what constitutes a well-cut diamond and his experience in the field.
Look for the next issue of CJ for a complete round-up of pictures from the weekend.
Pictured are event organizers Larry Ulliac and his wife, and Lilie Ford.