Messages from the Co-Founders
We are encountering a Paradigm Shift in the Jewellery Industry where new information emerging and old ideas conflicting with new ones have triggered crises and provoked new thoughts. The transition is always harsh, but also it provides us with a window of opportunity.
How can our creative professionals respond appropriately to this difficult transition? We have to consider some fundamental shifts in a new way of seeing, thinking and practising.
A fundamental transformation is manifested in a thinking paradigm shift from problem-solving towards systems thinking. New design approaches are moved from product design to service design. In practising, core skills, know-how and knowledge of a jewellery professionals are shifting from a specific field to the multi-disciplines. Jewellery creative professionals would and could master more opportunities through cross-disciplinary projects, incorporating interrelated professionals and interacting in persistent and collaborative ways.
To prepare yourself in this ever-changing world, you must work very hard with some like-minded people and creative professionals. With some good inspiration and good fortune, you will achieve great success in the future.
We are optimistic about the future of our jewellery industry. Through working closer ties between professional organisations, influential trade association and universities, we have already achieved some essential milestones in the past two years!
That is IAJMPP’s mission to create a strong notion of professionalism for practitioners, executives and organisations working together to share knowledge, expertise, resources and support one another’s work.