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Centurion Scottsdale Education To Feature Early-Morning Retailer Roundtables And Daily Keynotes |  January 16, 2019 (0 comments)


Scottsdale, AZ--Back by popular demand, Centurion's Retailer Roundtables are a great way to begin your day at the upcoming Centurion Scottsdale show. Each table listed below has one broad topic with several experts available to explore your questions. You’ll find worthwhile conversation, not a class. Between the experts and your fellow retailers, you’ll get the chance to explore new ideas plus great brainstorming, so you leave with actionable solutions. Come join us for plenty of coffee and great ideas! Each session will be held from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in the Camelback Ballroom.

Then, following the Retailer Roundtables each morning is a keynote educational experience from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., also in the Camelback Ballroom. Each topic and panel of speakers are exactly who you need to be hearing from right now on timely topics that affect your bottom line.

Here is the preview of what is on tap:

Sunday morning Retailer Roundtables, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., Camelback Ballroom:


Sunday's roundtable topics and table leads (from left): Tech Brainstorm--Jewelry E-Commerce: Alex Fetanat, GemFind and Nick Miller, Podium. Synthetic Diamond Issues & ID Methods: Cathryn Ramirez, GIA and Sarah Gorvitz, DPA. Raising Cash from Old Inventory/Retirement Planning: Barry Lustig and Ira Bergman, The Gordon Co. Tech Brainstorm--Digital Marketing and Social Media: Ray Moheet and Gary Kay, iShowcase, and Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems. 

Sunday morning keynote education presentation: 'Customer Experience' Events And How They Are Changing, 8:45 - 9:45 am, Camelback Ballroom. Sponsored by iShowcase and Jewelers & Technology Magazine

Today’s customer experience events are not the same as generations before! Has your store kept up with the evolution of the traditional trunk show? Today these are customer events. How does a jeweler make them successful and ‘experiential’? Join us and listen while jewelers (below from left) Sean Moore of Borsheims, Trish Roberson of Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, and Mark Vieregg of Walters & Hogsett share how connecting in different ways drives sales and customer loyalty. Moderated by retail expert Tom Shay, Profits Plus. 


Monday morning Retailer Roundtables, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., Camelback Ballroom:

Monday’s Roundtable topics and table leads (from left): Tech Brainstorm--Online Advertising: Emmanuel Raheb, Smart Age Solutions; All About The Store--Business, Don Palmieri, GCAL and Jason Johnson, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group. Tech Brainstorm--CENTURION FREECOM: Mike Hauben and Felicia Conway, Centurion. All About The Store--Store Design: Mickey Miñagorri, Artco Group. 

Monday morning keynote education presentation: 'Millennial Madness: Keeping Connected To This Hot Group Amid A Sea of Change,' 8:45 - 9:45 am, Camelback Ballroom. Sponsored by Smart Age Solutions 

How do you adapt and "change it up" in the younger market? Learn successful ways to connect with the younger customer by understanding the trends that influence them. Learn how they shop and buy and most importantly, what keeps them coming back. This savvy panel features (below from left) Millennials Charlie Nusser, Hands Jewelry; Alexis Padis, Padis Jewelers; Eric Perera, Smart Age; and Ben Simon, Windsor Jewelers. Moderated by Howard Hauben, Centurion president. 


Tuesday morning Retailer Roundtables, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., Camelback Ballroom:

Tuesday’s Roundtable topics and table leads (from left, top row): Raising Cash From Old Inventory/Retirement Planning: Barry Lustig and Ira Bergman, The Gordon Co. Synthetic Diamonds Issues & ID Methods: Katie Smith, Sarine and Don Palmieri, GCAL. All About The Store--Business: Ellen Fruchtman of Fruchtman Marketing, Jenny Luker and Kevin Reilly of PGI, and Dick Abbot of The Edge Retail Academy. 

Tuesday morning keynote education presentation: 'Social Media Checkup!' 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., Camelback Ballroom. Sponsored by Sarine

Do you have what it takes to succeed? Find out during this exciting session with Andrea Hill of Hill Management Group (The Werx Brands) and Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems. Plus, bring your social media questions for a hearty Q&A session. Whether you use social media for marketing, selling or networking, these social superstars will help you take your social media to the next level.

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