Centurion 2018 Schedule

Timetable of events

Centurion 2018’s Targeted Education covering Legislation, Synthetic Diamonds, E-Commerce, Social Media and Fashion will help attendees conquer the Fast-Forward pace of change today in Jewelry Retailing.

In addition to quality time with exhibitors on the Collection Floor, be sure to take advantage of the matchless social networking and dining opportunities at Centurion.

12:00 pm-1:00 am next day

Airport-To-Hotel Shuttles

Transportation from the airport to hotels running throughout the day. See Shuttles page for full info.

Transportation from the Phoenician to our overflow hotels running throughout the day. See Shuttles page for full info.

4:00-7:00 pm, Registration Area, Location TBA

Badge and Dinner Voucher Pick-Up for Early Arrivals

8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Registration Area, Location TBA

Badge Pick-Up open

9:00 AM-3:30 PM, Offsite Location TBA

Golf Tournament

This year’s Golf Tournament is off-site, with shuttles provided to and from The Phoenician. Please see the Leisure Activities page for full Golf Tournament info.

1:00-3:00 PM, Phoenician Tennis Courts

Annual Tennis Tournament

Please see the Leisure Activities page for full Tennis Tournament info.

5:00-6:00 PM, Pine Room (Show Level)

Special Education Presented by The Knot

Info TBA

6:00-9:00 PM

Dinner On Your Own

There are numerous top restaurants local to The Phoenician. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite restaurants in the Dining section of the site.

9:00 PM-MIDNIGHT, The Phoenician's beautiful Newly Designed Lobby Bar

Open Bar for All Attendees

7:00 AM-6:00 PM, Location TBA

Registration Open

7:30-9:30 AM, Camelback Ballroom

Retailer Breakfast

8:15-9:45 AM

Jewelers of America (JA) Legislative Update, Sponsored By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

State of the Union for Jewelers: The Impact of DC Policy on Jewelers and How to Fight for the Industry’s Interests.

Laws and policies that come out of Washington, DC have major consequences for jewelry businesses and consumers who buy jewelry. Whether looking at specific laws and regulations that directly affect the industry or the overall impact on the economy, jewelers cannot afford to ignore DC.

General Timothy Haake, legislative counsel to Jewelers of America for more than two decades, will share his significant expertise on the current climate on Capitol Hill, what that means for the jewelry industry and the key issues – like sales tax fairness – the industry must come together to fight for (or against).

During this important session you’ll also hear from Jewelers of America – which has led the efforts to advocate for the jewelry industry on Capitol Hill – and from individual jewelers who have joined JA in speaking up for their businesses.

The Jewelry Industry’s Legislative Dream Team

Dave Bonaparte
President/CEO Jewelers of America

 

General Timothy Haake
Haake Fetzer and JA’s Legislative Counsel

 

Jenny Caro
Jewelry by Design
Current Chair of JA’s Political Action Committee, Woodbridge, VA.

 

Ronda Daily
Bremer JewelryJA Board Member, Peoria, IL.

 

Brian Alter
Alter’s Gem Jewelry
JA Member, Beaumont, TX.

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Collection Floor Open

10:00 AM-6:00 PM, at Entrance to East Foyer

Voting for Centurion Design Awards

Stop by during the show to make your votes for the Design Awards! Only Retail Attendees may vote and all voters receive a Starbucks Gift Card!

11:30 AM-4:30 PM, opposite Cottonwood Room and in Estrella Ballroom

Cappuccino Service, Sponsored by Virtual Diamond Boutique

12:00 PM-2:00 PM, Camelback Foyer North

Lunch Served

3:00-4:00 PM, Estrella Ballroom, East Foyer and Grand Ballroom

Afternoon Refreshments

7:00-10:00 PM

Dinner on Your Own

There are numerous top restaurants local to The Phoenician. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite restaurants in the Dining section of the site.

10:00 PM-MIDNIGHT, The Phoenician's Beautiful, Newly Designed Lobby Bar

Open Bar for All Attendees

7:00 AM-6:00 PM, Location TBA

Registration Open

7:30-9:30 AM, Camelback Ballroom

Retailer Breakfast

8:15-9:45 AM, Camelback Ballroom

The Synthetic Diamonds Scene–An update from Lab experts. Sponsored by Gemological Science International (GSI)

Learn the latest from lab experts at GIA and GSI, see Detection Equipment Demos, Discussion, a Jewelers Mutual Update on the subject and more.

Emmanuel Raheb

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Collection Floor Open

10:00 AM-5:00 PM, at Entrance to East Foyer, Only Retail Attendees may vote and all voters receive a Starbucks Gift Card!

Voting for Centurion Design Awards

Stop by during the show to make your votes for the Design Awards!

11:30 AM-4:30 PM, opposite Cottonwood Room and in Estrella Ballroom

Cappuccino Service, Sponsored by Virtual Diamond Boutique

12:00 PM-2:00 PM, Camelback Foyer North

Lunch Served

3:00-4:00 PM, Estrella Ballroom, East Foyer and Grand Ballroom

Afternoon Refreshments

6:00-7:30 PM, Camelback Ballroom, ABC Section

Fashion Update with Marion Fasel of TheAdventurine.com

Have a glass of wine and learn the latest trends from one of the industry’s most talented and experienced trend spotters.

7:30 PM-MIDNIGHT

TRIPLE TREAT NIGHT: DINNER+AWARDS+AFTER PARTY!

CENTURION’S SECOND ANNUAL TRIPLE TREAT DINNER EVENT, featuring cocktails and buffet dinner on the Camelback Plaza; Presentation of the Annual Centurion Design Awards in the Camelback Ballroom; and the big After Party in the Camelback Ballroom with Open Bar for All, Exciting DJ and Dancing!

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30-9:30 AM, Camelback Ballroom

Retailer Breakfast

8:15-9:45 AM, Camelback Ballroom

“25 IN 5” E-Commerce and Digital Training Morning

With a Special Guest Speaker from Google, and a special instructional session with Digital Business and Jewelry Industry Expert Andrea Hill, all Sponsored by Smart Age Solutions.

  

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Collection Floor Open

11:30 AM-4:30 PM, opposite Cottonwood Room and in Estrella Ballroom

Cappuccino Service, Sponsored by Virtual Diamond Boutique

12:00 PM-2:00 PM, Camelback Foyer North

Lunch Served

3:00-4:00 PM, Estrella Ballroom, East Foyer and Grand Ballroom

Afternoon Refreshments

6:30-8:00 PM

Dinner on East Lawn

8:30-10:00 PM, Camelback Ballroom

Special Entertainment To Be Announced

4:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hotel to Airport Departure Shuttles

Transportation from the hotels to airport. See full Shuttles page for full info.

8:00-10:00 AM

Centurion Boards Meeting, By Invitation Only

9:00 AM

Tucson Shuttle Provided By AGTA,  Departs Camelback Porte Cochere and returns same day at 6:30 PM.