NAJ unveils Valuers’ Conference headliners


The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has unveiled the seven speakers set to headline the Valuers’ Conference as part of the NAJ Summit.

The speakers are; Branko Deljanin, Dr Maria McLennan, Joanna Whalley, Dr Thomas Hainschwang, Kerry Gregory, Sarah Fergusson and Charles Bexfield.

Deljanin is recognised internationally as an expert in diamond grading and gemstone identification.

Dr McLennan is the world’s first forensic jeweller while Whalley is a freelance metals conservator and gemmologist.

Dr Hainschwang is the founder of Gemlab in Lichtenstein and Fergusson is senior specialist for watches at Bonhams.

The 2024 Valuers’ Conference includes a packed roster of presentations, masterclasses and workshops designed for the entire jewellery trade.

Ben Massey, NAJ chief executive, said: “We are delighted to reveal this year’s keynote speakers for the NAJ Summit. They represent a wealth of knowledge and experience across a wide range of gemmological and jewellery topics. We look forward to welcoming attendees to what promises to be the most accessible NAJ Summit to date.”

The 2024 NAJ Summit will take place from 22 to 24 June at the Park Regis Hotel,
Birmingham.



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