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Centurion Announces Guest Speaker Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute December 14, 2021 (0 comments)


Phoenix, AZ--The sold-out 2022 Centurion Jewelry Show has announced an opening morning presentation by Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute.

The session will take place on Sunday, January 30 from 8:45-9:45 AM at Centurion's new venue, The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf  Astoria Resort. It will cover what all high-level jewelry retailers, designers, manufacturers and service companies are considering as they complete a powerful year of business in 2021 and is entitled Can Your Jewelry Business Thrive Under Uncertainty and Risk in 2022 and Beyond?

This new session will be followed on Monday morning, January 31 with Centurion's special, 90-minute Luxury Consumer Experience Education Program from 8:25-9:55 am featuring a talk on Creating Brand Advocates in your businesssponsored bt i-Showcase.

PEDRAZA SESSION DESCRIPTION: The U.S. economy was experiencing one of the longest periods of economic growth since 2009. Then COVID-19 struck. 2021 was a snapback year from 2020. Today, the U.S. economy is experiencing unprecedented growth. Can it last? Can your business thrive if economic growth moderates, or slows significantly? Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute, will provide insights into the current state of the luxury market, review economic projections for 2022, and recommend a high-performance plan to execute brilliantly under any market conditions. 

ABOUT MILTON PEDRAZA: Milton Pedraza is the Chairman of DataLucent, the CEO of the Luxury Institute, and is globally recognized as one of the world’s leading experts and private investors in personal data innovation. Mr. Pedraza has been called the “Ethical Voice for Personal Data Rights Innovation” by his peer investors and data experts. 

The Luxury Institute is the world's most trusted research, training, and elite business and personal data technology solutions partner for luxury and premium goods and services brands. With the largest global network of luxury executives and experts, Luxury Institute has the ability to provide its clients with high-performance, leading-edge solutions developed by the best, most successful minds in the industry. Over the last 18 years, Luxury Institute has served over 1,100 luxury and premium goods and services brands. The Institute has conducted more quantitative and qualitative research with affluent, wealthy and uber-wealthy consumers than any other entity. This expertise has led to the neuroscience-based emotional intelligence education system, Luxcelerate, that dramatically improves sales performance. Luxury Institute has also innovated the Advanced Personalization Xchange (APX), powered by DataLucent, to empower affluent consumers to license their digital platform data to premium and luxury brands they trust legally, securely and privately in exchange for fair value rewards and benefits. 

DataLucent is the world's first personal data exchange that empowers consumers to license their digital platform data (Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc.) to brands they trust legally, securely and privately in exchange for fair value rewards and benefits. This empowers brands to build mutually loyal relationships with their valued customers.

Milton has served on the boards of top-tier luxury and premium brands, as well tech startups. He is a member of the Advisory Board at the Ultra High Net Worth Institute and is a frequent speaker at corporate events worldwide. Milton is the most quoted global luxury industry expert in top-tier media. Prior to founding the Luxury Institute, his successful career at Fortune 100 companies included executive roles at PepsiCo, Colgate, Citibank and Cendant. 

Milton is a frequent guest speaker at Columbia University and has lectured at Harvard Business School. He has been recognized as a top Latin Entrepreneur by Stanford Business School. Milton was born in Colombia, raised in the USA, and has served as a senior executive in several countries. He has conducted business in over 120 countries and speaks several languages.


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