Generations Vs. Gemstones – How Millennials & Gen Z are Changing Jewelry – Proseed Panel

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Apr 25th 2024


Join us for networking, fun & learning at Proseed’s next panel event –

πŸ‘‰ Generations Vs. Gemstones

If these questions are interesting to you, don’t miss Proseed’s Jewelry Industry Panel – Thursday, Apr 25th, 18:30, at Fabbit Global Gateway – Tickets, beer, & pizza are FREE – The event is sponsored by Aia.


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πŸ‘‰ Panel Pearls:

“Generations Vs. Gemstones” will offer enlightening review of the inspirations, innovations and issues driving the jewelry sector today. Whether you’re an industry professional, jewelry enthusiast, or simply curious about the changing tides of luxury and design, our panel will  offer insights into how Millennials and Gen Z are shaping the future of these spaces: 

πŸ‘‰ Who’s on the Panel?

πŸ‘‰ Wanida Phongsawat

CEO, Wanida Jewelry Manufacturing

K. Wanida is a jewelry professional with more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including with some of the world’s top jewelry brands. She’s also played key roles in the growth of several Thai manufacturing companies, helping them expand from the ground up to employing between 500- 1,000 workers. K. Wanida is concerned about the way technology is gradually replacing traditional Thai jewelry artisans, leading to a decline in handcrafted skills.


πŸ‘‰ Bob Van Es

Country Manager at the International Gemological Institute (IGI) for Thailand & Hong Kong

Bob is a 4th-generation diamond industry player. Educated in Belgium, he moved to Bangkok in 1987, where his father established a diamond polishing factory. Bob managed the Greater Asian region for I. Hennig & Co., overseeing diamond operations. He’s been pivotal in developing IGI’s Bangkok lab for 27 years, also managing their Hong Kong office since 2019.


πŸ‘‰ Royi Gal

Founder of Royi Sal Jewelry

With over 20 years of experience as CEO of his own company, Royi has always focused on sustainable growth and creativity. His company sets industry standards for quality and ethical practices, and is driven by a passion for crafting pieces that celebrate life and beauty. Royi believes jewelry is an expression of connection.


Hugh Van Es - Author

πŸ‘‰ Hugh Van Es – Moderator

Founder and CEO of Proquanet

Formerly the Managing Director for Swarovski gemstones in Thailand, Hugh Van Es is a highly skilled executive with vast experience in leading manufacturing operations globally. Known for boosting sales, efficiency, and production, while cutting costs and turnover, Hugh excels in diverse industries. He’s a multilingual, results-driven leader adept at achieving goals within tight deadlines.


As per our tradition we’re allowing 3 startups to pitch the audience for 2 minutes each (up to 3 slides). This is a 1st-come-1st-served opportunity to pitch your idea to our audience. 

This is your opportunity to consider how you measure up – ONLY 2 SLOTS REMAIN – reserve your spot:


Our featured charity for the evening will be Hands Across the Water, dedicated to saving Thailand’s most vulnerable children from dangerous environments and to giving a home to those who have no family or known relatives to care for them. With your help, these kids don’t have to go hungry, miss out on education, face the challenges of life on their own or be forced into undesirable employment.


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