Technology and Innovation in Responsible Sourcing
January 20, 2024

Organised in collaboration with the Platinum Guild International (PGI), the seminar, which took place on January 20, 2024, at the VICENZAORO January show of the Italian Exhibition Group in Vicenza, Italy, looked at technologies that enhance responsible sourcing, particularly in terms of creating traceable supply chains.

It was moderated by Josh Helmich, CEO and founder of the Helmich Luxury Group, and the panellists included Jason McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer at Tracr, the advanced technology platform developed by the De Beers Group to underpin trust in diamond provenance; Tai Wong, Director, Global Innovation and Product Development at PGI; Edward Johnson, Corporate Responsibility Director at Gemfields, a major coloured gemstone mining company; Andrew Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer at Opsydia, whose ultra-short pulse laser technology is bringing significant security advances to diamonds and other gemstones; and Francesca Manfredi, Head of Sustainable Innovation Watches and Jewellery at Kering, the luxury brand group.



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