Welcome to INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY #ReInspire - the new digital knowledge and trend platform for the interactive exchange of the international jewelry, watch and gemstone industry. We inform, inspire and connect the industry.
... with content from the fields of watches, design, jewelry, technology and marketing.
The focus topics of sustainability, future retail and tomorrow's customer are always discussed with direct practical relevance.
Founder and Creative Director
Alessio Boschi Jewels
The ALESSIO BOSCHI Jewelry Brand is characterized by strong Italian know-how where color, proportions, volumes and multi-functionality come together. The Jewelry merges the world’s best craftsmanship with unexpected details; the style travels thorough countries & cultures worldwide revealing the soul of each creation with their stories behind. Prestigious international awards crowned Alessio Boschi's career.
Biesalski & Company GmbH - Brand Value Managment
Alexander Biesalski is a pioneer in monetary brand valuation and value-oriented brand management. Throughout his career he has developed various competencies, which he has used to focus on a value-oriented perspective of brands. His customers share his credo: “A good name is your strongest asset”. He is author of luxury brand studies for the leading business magazines ‘Wirtschaftswoche’ and ‘Manager Magazin’.
Alf Gegenfurtner has been working as an independent commercial agent in the watch and jewelery industry since 1983, and started creating the first websites in the mid-1990s. Diverse tasks in sales and helping to build a sales team with support for the marketing activities of a Swiss watch brand are essential components of his in-depth knowledge, especially in the area of retail structures. In 2015, Mr Gegenfurtner shifted entirely to online marketing for the watch and jewelry industry.
Chief Digital and Technology Officer (CDTO)
Antonio Carriero has more than 20 years of Digital and IT practice in the Consumer/Luxury Retail, Financial Services and Advertising. Having begun his career in software development, in 1998 he set-up his own Internet Start-up (NAMICS, now part of Dentsu Aegis Network). In 2011 he joined the Richemont group and led the e-Commerce/Digital Acceleration. He is currently the CDTO of Breitling, a private equity owned Swiss Luxury Watchmaker.
Founder & CEO
As a pioneer in reputation management, Bernhard Bauhofer has gained worldwide reputation since the start of the new millennium. The consultant, author, speaker, and moderator is known for his pointed statements, publications and interviews in leading media such as Bloomberg, CNBC and Aljazeera. In the middle of the corona pandemic, he wrote his latest bestseller "Corona - Insights for Life". Before, the sociologist worked in senior management positions in Europe, the USA and Latin America.
Luxury Marketing & Strategy Consultant
Caroline S. Henne started her career 17 years ago at Bertelsmann & quickly discovered her passion for digital, first at Lycos London, then leading digital transformation projects for large luxury brands worldwide, before becoming Sector Lead Luxury at Google, then CMO at award-winning Wolf & Badger, now independent consultant. Caroline S. Henne holds a BA of Int’l Management. As an independent consultant on topics ranging from fashion to technology, Ms. Henne is a regular speaker at conferences and also an angel investor.
The NetworKing Corporation
Charles Ruffolo, known as The NetworKing speaks in many countries and presents over 100 times a year. He is the most asked for American speaker in Europe. He holds an MBA/MPA degree and is a retired US Service member. Charles is a Professional Networker who has written three books on networking. He empowers business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, governmental officials and students to utilize their networking skills. He is member of the Clinton Global Initiative and lives in the Netherlands.
Strategic Customer Advisor, Office of the CEO
Christian Leffin has 20 years of international business experience as entrepreneur and customer-focused leader. Upfront his role at Salesforce he was COO of YOUR SL a Berlin-based Strategy Consultancy that coached enterprises like Coca-Cola or Zalando with digital transformation expertise. YOUR SL was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. At Salesforce he is a Strategic Customer Advisor dedicated to inspire and enable the C-Suite to drive digital transformation across business models, cultures and technology.
SVP - Chief Digital & Omni-Channel Officer
David Walmsley has been the CDO and part of the Executive Leadership Team of Pandora since 2019. Mr Walmsley has 25 years’ experience building digital consumer businesses, with his career being split between publishing and retail. At each organisation he has championed the voice of the customers, putting them at the heart of the digital story. David Walmsley has a Master’s Degree in History from University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
CEO & Chairman
Francesco Pesci is the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Georg Jensen A/S and serves as chairman and/or board member of a number of subsidiaries of Georg Jensen A/S. Francesco holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration of LUISS Rome, Italy.
Porsche Design Timepieces
Gerhard Novak is CEO of Porsche Design Timepieces at the Porsche Design Group. Before joining the Porsche Design Group in May 2013, he was Head of Strategic Business for the Eyewear Unit at Rodenstock, the world's largest manufacturer of eyeglass lenses and frames. The native Austrian is more than 180 days a year on the road.
Conference & Talkshow Host
Hannah Klose is a natural born host! Her talent for authentic and charming moderation as well as hands on stage training is unique and empowering. Since 2014 her moderation focuses on events with tech, digital, innovation and start-ups topics in Europe. In addition, Ms Klose is a business trainer and coach mainly in communication. Starting in 2017 she is running her own public speaker program called STAGELOVERS.
Head of Industry Lab, IBM Watson Center Munich
Heike Kammerer is leading the IBM Industry Lab in Munich. Mrs. Kammerer and her team work with a variety of customers from around the world on industry-specific use cases to solve their unique business challenges around Digitalization, Internet of Things and AI. Heike Kammerer holds a Diploma in Electronics. She is also mother of two kids and regularly balances her challenging professional roles with her family life.
Founder & Creative Director
True to Gandhi's credo, Jana Keller creates, not only with her brand ROYAL BLUSH, awareness for ‘Positive Luxury’ for just over a decade. She founded the brand ‘ROYAL BLUSH - Lifestyle with a conscience’ in 2006, with the aim to inspire people through her design for sustainability and to establish these values also in the upscale segment. Jana Keller has received several national and internatonal awards for her designs and commitment.
Jothi-Sèroj Ebroussard has always been passionate about art, fine jewelry and the concept of “treasure.” This immoderate love for beauty led him to become a sculptor-jeweler, the most artistic branch of the craft. Working initially for the various major jewelry brands of the Place Vendôme, he soon began to produce his own work in parallel. Despite working with extraordinary jewelry labels, he prefers to refer to older and more discrete names as an artist with a diverse style of his own.
Managing Director DACH
Garmin Deutschland GmbH
As Managing Director for the DACH region, Kai Tutschke is responsible for the Garmin strategy in one of the most important regions for Garmin. He is holding this role since 2015. Before that, he was serving as Director Sales & Product Marketing for the EMEA region. His Garmin career started in 2008 as Director Sales for Germany. Prior to joining Garmin, Mr. Tutschke held several sales positions at MairDumont and Kodak. He studied business administration with european economic studies (EES).
Founder and Editor-In-Chief
Jewellery insider Katerina Perez is a specialist with professional knowledge and insight of the industry. Since training as a gemmologist at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), Russian-born Paris-based Katerina has worked as a freelance journalist and content editor since 2011. She has written articles in both English and Russian for VO+, Robb Report and Kommersant, amongst others. Since founding her website in 2013, Katerina Perez has championed the work of talented jewelers across the globe, from established brands to fledgling designers whom she has personally scouted.
Co-Founder / Digital Communication
Katja Graisse began her career in 1990 in the film industry in Paris, working for film festivals such as Cannes, Angers and Dinard, on European feature film co-productions, and in distribution (20th Century Fox). In 2000, she joined the American Embassy in Paris as Cultural Affairs Specialist. In 2007, she co-founded Balistik Art and handling PR, Social Media and Production. Her clients in watch and jewelry industry include Cartier, Chopard, Boucheron, Bulgari, Baselworld and Hour Universe.
Co-Founder & President
AGAT Gem School
A physics doctor by training, Dr. Laurent Massi is an expert in gemstones, a lecturer and a professor of gemology. Dr. Massi has lectured and taught gemology all around the world, wrote numerous articles on different gem materials, and traveled to countless mining areas and gemstone markets. He co-founded AGAT - the Academy of Applied & Technical Gemology - a gemological school based in Nice, on the French Riviera.
Benson Watch Company
Marcel Benson is the founder of Benson Watch Co., where he designs beautiful timepieces meant to inspire people to spend their time doing what they love. With a background in finance and consulting, Mr. Benson built his company from an idea to a notable enterprise. His work has been featured in several media outlets including The NY Times and Black Enterprise. Also, he was selected as the 2016 Modern Man by Black Enterprise. He is a graduate of the 2017 Minority Business program from Tuck School of Business. Additionally, he was selected from Macy’s to attend a workshop program for high potential fashion brands.
Juweliere.de Dr. Scharenberg Online GmbH
After graduating from the University of Cologne with a degree in business administration, Marius Schafelner gained experience as a consultant at Accenture, the world's largest consultancy. He then took over the management of the renowned Vogl jewelry stores. As part of the digital transformation of this company, he also took over management and partnership at Dr. Scharenberg Online GmbH.
Max Thinius is regarded as Europe's leading futurologist and designer of the future. In addition to his work as a consultant for people, companies and regions, he is a moderator and bestselling author.
Mr Thinius publishes in many public media, was often a guest in the scientific advisory council of the German government, advises people and companies (DAX to medium-sized businesses) as well as regions and organizations (associations) in actively shaping their own future.
Luxury & lifestyle & media expert, speaker, moderator and blogger
Michael Sandvoss has been working in management positions in publishing houses for over 30 years and has been active as a speaker, moderator and blogger for many years.
Founder & Managing Director
Mawave Marketing GmbH
Patrick Brüch co-founded the social media performance marketing agency Mawave Marketing in 2017. The agency is specialized in the conception and optimized playout of social media campaigns. Together with his 15-member team, he works closely with the platforms Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok.
Toi et Moi Jewellery Consulting
Paulina Sierakowska works with individual clients on fine custom-made jewelry, sourcing exquisite gems as well as modern and antique jewelry from all around the world. As a gemologist and jewelry industry insider Paulina provides consultancy services and educational workshops for individuals, brands and jewelers. For INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY, she has taken on the role of curator for the jewelry and gemstone section.
Philipp Gegenfurtner began to work independently in the field of videography at an early age. This passion earned him many customers. His path was mapped out with his training as a media designer. Further activities in the area of frontend development at the database specialist Herrmann & Lenz and further training to become a database administrator are the basis for the development of our own system platform ATACAMA, which takes a completely new approach to providing digital content on websites.
Philippe Roten, CEO of Favre-Leuba, has extensive experience in the luxury goods industry, including seven years as Global Retail Director at LVMH, six years as Country Manager of the Swatch Group in Germany and five years as Director at Swiss jeweler Gübelin. Most recently he was Head of Sales and Marketing at Bang & Olufsen.
Member of the Board of Directors, Head Department "Advanced Materials and Surfaces"
Swiss Federal Laboratory for Materials Testing and Research (Empa)
Dr. Pierangelo Gröning has academic degrees in electrical engineering and physics. His professional path led him first to ABB where he worked as development engineer of electronic power trains for railways. Afterwards he returned to the university where he studied physics and received his PhD. In 2002 he joined Empa. Since 2006 Dr. Gröning is head of the Department “Advanced Materials & Surfaces” and head of the strategic research focus area “Nanoscale Materials & Technologies” at Empa.
CEO & Owner
My father started our family business in 1963. I have always been a part of the company, cleaning workshops, helping building stands on jewelry fairs and visiting customers with my father. I entered OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN in 1994 as production manager. I am CEO since 2003 and until today been part of the journey that has given us the Brand we have today, with Flagship Stores in Copenhagen (2x), Stockholm, Paris and Sydney. Our business is owned by my sister Charlotte Lynggaard and myself.
Exhibition Director INHORGENTA
Messe München GmbH
Co-Founder / Creative Strategist
Stéphane Galienni started as an Art Director at Publicis (1998-2003) and was awarded 5 creative advertising prizes. In 2003, he left Publicis to follow a career as an artist, producing paintings and films. He began freelancing in digital strategy for Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier Parfums and Lancôme. In 2007, he created Balistik Art agency to accompany luxury brands in their digital communication strategies winning awards for Dior, Moët & Chandon, Kenzo Parfums, Roger Vivier and Charles Heidsieck.