PHOENIX, AZ--The INVITATION ONLY CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW, set for January 29-31, 2020 at Luxury Collection resort the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, is filling fast with invited retail jewelry store registrations already moe than 100 ahead of the same period last year.
According to CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW management, the trend is due to the show's best-ever collection of designers and manufacturers in its 19 year history, with many upgrading their salon spaces with the move to CENTURION's new resort hotel location. "We are featuring by far the largest and most prestigious and impressive best-of-best list of more than 150 exhibitors of any events taking place the first quarter of 2020," said CENTURION president Howard Hauben. "Our show this year is a fantastic combination of more than 40 Couture-show designers and some 100 Luxury-show designers and manufacturers, which gived the better retail jewelry store, Lifestyle-focused jeweler/designer store and major higher-end multi-category retailers a perfect shopping experience," he added. "A resilient US economy heading into the Holiday 2019 selling season is also feeding retailer confidence."
"I encourge retailers to review our 2020 Floor Plan and 350+ Page Online Show Guide with spreads for all exhibitorts to see for themselves the many great shopping opportunities and exciting new designers and manufacturers who will be on hand at CENTURION 2020," Hauben said. "In addition, the majority of exhibitors are coming to CENTURION 2020 with new introductions, collections and programs to be found throughout theb show guide to help kick off 2020 in a big way." Some 20 new collections have also joined the show, including Annamaria Cammilli, Armenta, Brevani, Frank Reubel Designs, Gems One Trading, Graziela, Hueb, HRA/Crossworks Group, IDD, Ippolita, L. Klein, Malakan Diamonds, Marika Desert Gold, MID House of Diamonds, Midas Touch, Nelson Jewellery, Pasquale Bruni, Phillips House, Pippo Perez, Smart Arts Jewellery, Super Oro, Tacori, Tanya Farah, Vivaan and Yerushalmi Bros.
BEST IN CLASS EDUCATION
The CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW has pulled out all the stops for 2020 in presenting an Education Program for better retail jewelers unsurpassed by any event anywhere, according to Hauben. "Our educational programs run each show morning over an elegant breakfast prior to the opening of the show, thus never interfering with shopping time," he said. "This year we are featuring an hour of training for retailers each morning by Disney Institute, including Leadership on Wednesday; Employee Engagement on Thursday and Quality Service on Friday, all detailed in the Show Guide," he noted. "Our Retail Advisory Board was thrilled when we announced these three sessions." In addition, each morning will offer special Retailer Roundtables covering Diamonds, Technology, Store Design and a special new table for Lifestyle stores moderated by our 2020 Influencers, including Benjamin Guttery of Third Coast Gems, Severine Ferrari of Engagement101.com, and Kyle Roderick, author of "BEJEWELED."
JEWELRY ECOMM LIVE COMES TO PHOENIX
"Our site JEWELRYECOMM.COM and its sister live event, JEWELRY ECOMM LIVE! have fast become the jewelry industry's go-to sources of consistent, in-depth information to help all industry members build traffic to their stores and web sites and to build their awareness and success with today's daunting digital options," Hauben said. For the 2020 CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW, a very special 5-hour session at the J.W. Marriott Desert Rige Resort & Spa in Phoenix has been added on Saturday morning, February 1 from 8 AM to 1 PM over breakfast and lunch to present a "highlights" edition of our just concluded third year of JEWELRY ECOMM LIVE! in Miami. "This will enable retailers and exhibitors to enjoy and learn from all 16 sessions before departing," Hauben noted. The online SHOW GUIDE and this JEWELRY ECOMM LIVE! link have full details on this added, in-depth digital educational opportunity.
TUCSON GEM EDUCATION ALSO ADDED
Retail jewelers attending the 2020 CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW who also need to shop the Tucson Gem Shows afterward will get to enjoy a special GEM MARKET UPDATE education day presented by CENTURION in Tucson on Sunday, February 2 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including lunch, at the AC By Marriott Downtown Tucson HOTEL. This special UPDATE will cover Very High End and Exotic Gemstones; the East Africa Gemstone Market; an Emerald Market Update; Ruby & Sapphire Market Updates; and a Designer Gemstone Market Update and will feature as speakers these Gem Industry Experts and Luminaries: Ed Boehm, Rare Source; Eric Braunwart, Columbia Gem House; Evan Caplan, Evan Caplan; Jonathan Farnsworth, Idaho Opal & Gem; Joseph Menzie, Joseph Menzie, Inc.; Jaimeen Shah, Prima Gem; Shekhar Shah, Real Gems and Monte Zajicek, Equatorian Imports.
More next week on the many SPECIAL PROGRAMS at the 2020 CENTURION JEWELRY SHOW, including JFC Charity Events, Leisure Events, the SPEED DATING and ELITE Incentive programs and CENTURION 2020's Featured Entertainer.