JAN 28-FEB 1, 2023, ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT, PHOENIX, AZ

Agenda

The event's full hourly schedule

21 Years of Great People and Great Times!

Centurion offers days of fantastic buying meetings, great education, fun and fruitful networking, entertainment and more, all in an amazing venue!

  • Discover new jewelry technologies
  • Find solutions to marketing problems from expert vendors
  • Accelerate business growth by staying ahead of the curve

Friday, January 28, 2022 


Noon - 1:00 am Next Day

Shuttle Buses from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Arizona Biltmore Resort for early arrivals. Upon arrival into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, please proceed down the escalators to the baggage claim area. After claiming luggage, please proceed to the following door numbers in your respective arrival terminal and look for staff holding Centurion signage. DO NOT go outside the terminal. Should you have trouble locating staff, please call Destination & Conference Services at 520-820-4402.  Shuttles run about every half hour:

Terminal 4-Inside Door #1
Terminal 3-Inside Door #9

 

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to Registration and Badge Pick-Up in the Aztec Room just off the entrance lobby of the Arizona Biltmore for touchless badge pick-up via QR Code sent to all attendees in advance of the show by email. Be sure you have your QR Code email ready on your phone when you arrive to save time. Badge Lanyards and Show Bags are sponsored by Smart Age SolutionsM-T1 (front of Macarthur Ballroom) and TAB4 (front of Arizona Biltmore Ballroom).

Badge Lanyards & Show Bags Sponsored By

Saturday, January 29, 2022


 7:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Golf Tournament

(warmups and Continental Breakfast 7:30-8:30, shotgun tee off at 8:30AM) at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, just across the road from the hotel's front drive. Lunch will also be served. Scramble-style tournament includes prizes for Men's and Ladies' Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Winning Team. 

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Come to Registration and Badge Pick-Up in the Aztec Room just off the entrance lobby of the Arizona Biltmore for touchless badge pick-up via QR Code sent to all attendees in advance of the show by email. Be sure you have your QR Code email ready on your phone when you arrive to save time. Badge Lanyards and Show Bags are sponsored by Smart Age SolutionsM-T1 (front of Macarthur Ballroom) and TAB4 (front of Arizona Biltmore Ballroom).

Badge Lanyards & Show Bags Sponsored By

8:00 am - 1:00 am Next Day

Shuttle Buses from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Arizona Biltmore Resort for early arrivals. Upon arrival into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, please proceed down the escalators to the baggage claim area. After claiming luggage, please proceed to the following door numbers in your respective arrival terminal and look for staff holding Centurion signage. DO NOT go outside the terminal. Should you have trouble locating staff, please call Destination & Conference Services at 520-820-4402.  Shuttles run about every half hour:

Terminal 4-Inside Door #1
Terminal 3-Inside Door #9

 

All Day

Watch this space for download instructions for our Official Show App sponsored by NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL (NDC). NDC will also lead a very special at-show "Influencer" effort to editorially cover products and happenings at Centurion 2022 and broadcast the many posts to NDC's (and our influencers') wide consumer audiences! Featured Influencers for Centurion 2022 are: Severine Ferrari, Engagement 101; Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems; Jennifer Heebner, jenniferheebner.com; and Kyle Roderick, Forbes.com. NDC will be based in the Prescott Room, adjacent to both Centurion's Meeting Room Exhibitors and the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, site of all Centurion Breakfasts and Lunches.

Sponsored by

10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Exhibitor Set-Up

 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Open Bar, Spire Lawn

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

9:00 - 11:00 pm 

Open Bar, Spire Lawn

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

Sunday, January 30, 2022


7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come to Registration and Badge Pick-Up in the Aztec Room just off the entrance lobby of the Arizona Biltmore for touchless badge pick-up via QR Code sent to all attendees in advance of the show by email. Be sure you have your QR Code email ready on your phone when you arrive to save time. Badge Lanyards and Show Bags are sponsored by Smart Age SolutionsM-T1 (front of Macarthur Ballroom) and TAB4 (front of Arizona Biltmore Ballroom).

Badge Lanyards & Show Bags Sponsored By

7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor-Set-Up

 8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, (with Retailer Breakfast)

 8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Retailer Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom

BREAKFAST EDUCATION TODAY from 8:00-8:40 am--We bring back Centurion's much-loved Roundtable Discussion Groups. Watch this space for Table Topics and Table Leaders, TBA soon.

Natural Diamond Council will open the on-stage speaker session with its newest "Sizzle Reel" and Charles Stanley will introduce the De Beers Code of Origin Trusted Source Program and will share how you can buy diamonds with the Code of Origin trustmark at the show.

Special Presentation in the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom from 8:45-9:45 am by Milton Pedraza, CEO, The Luxury Institute entitled: Can Your Jewelry Business Thrive Under Uncertainty and Risk in 2022 and Beyond?

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.

All Day

Watch this space for download instructions for our Official Show App sponsored by NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL (NDC). NDC will also lead a very special at-show "Influencer" effort to editorially cover products and happenings at Centurion 2022 and broadcast the many posts to NDC's (and our influencers') wide consumer audiences! Featured Influencers for Centurion 2022 are: Severine Ferrari, Engagement 101; Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems; Jennifer Heebner, jenniferheebner.com; and Kyle Roderick, Forbes.com. NDC will be based in the Prescott Room, adjacent to both Centurion's Meeting Room Exhibitors and the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, site of all Centurion Breakfasts and Lunches.

Sponsored by

10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Show Hours

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coffee & Cappuccino Service

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or cappuccino. Stations will be located in all exhibit areas. Sponsored by Luxury Display Group, F-T16, front of Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Sponsored by

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Opening Dinner & Design Awards Entries Presentation

ON THE SPIRE LAWN WITH HEAT LAMPS AS NEEDED Tonight's opening dinner brings a fresh, new approach to Centurion's high-participation Annual Design Awards. Over a delicious Arizona Biltmore dinner, our sponsor, Jewelers Mutual Group, F-T3, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom, will present all of the beautiful entries by category in this "blind" competition. Retailers and judges will be able cast their votes for their favorite designs through lunchtime on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (last day of the show) right at the "live" Centurion Design Awards Cases inside our fashion-forward Macarthur Ballroom exhibit area. Retailer Buyer Personnel each receive a $10 Gift Card when they stop to cast their vote! After voting closes, Winners Will Be Announced via a special notification message to all show participants on our Official Show App.

Sponsored by

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm 

Open Bar Immediately Following Dinner, right on the SPIRE LAWN

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

Monday, January 31, 2022


7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Registration and Badge Pick-Up in the Aztec Room just off the entrance lobby of the Arizona Biltmore for touchless badge pick-up via QR Code sent to all attendees in advance of the show by email. Be sure you have your QR Code email ready on your phone when you arrive to save time. Badge Lanyards and Show Bags are sponsored by Smart Age SolutionsM-T1 (front of Macarthur Ballroom) and TAB4 (front of Arizona Biltmore Ballroom).

Badge Lanyards & Show Bags Sponsored By

8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Retailer Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom. From 7:20-8:10 am, we bring back Centurion's much-loved Roundtable Discussion Groups. Watch this space for Table Topics and Table Leaders, TBA soon. Coffee will be available at the start of the Roundtables and the Breakfast Buffet will be open from 8:00-9:30 am.

iSHOWCASE is Sponsor for Centurion's special, 90-minute Luxury Consumer Experience Education Program from 8:15-9:45 am in the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, following Roundtables.

An expert from The Ritz Carlton Leadership Center will share advice from the luxury experience leader on Creating Brand Advocates in your business. You will review how to anticipate customer needs through their service journey, including how to stay-in-the-moment to increase perception, customer relationship management best practices, and how to leverage surprise and delight techniques.

Sponsored by

7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor-Set-Up

 8:00 - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom with Retailer Breakfast

 All Day

Watch this space for download instructions for our Official Show App sponsored by NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL (NDC). NDC will also lead a very special at-show "Influencer" effort to editorially cover products and happenings at Centurion 2022 and broadcast the many posts to NDC's (and our influencers') wide consumer audiences! Featured Influencers for Centurion 2022 are: Severine Ferrari, Engagement 101; Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems; Jennifer Heebner, jenniferheebner.com; and Kyle Roderick, Forbes.com. NDC will be based in the Prescott Room, adjacent to both Centurion's Meeting Room Exhibitors and the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, site of all Centurion Breakfasts and Lunches.

Sponsored by

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Show Hours

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coffee & Cappuccino Service

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or cappuccino. Stations will be located in all exhibit areas. Sponsored by Luxury Display Group, F-T16, front of Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Sponsored by

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom

6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Open Bar, Macarthur Patio

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

Dinner On Your Own

CLICK HERE to check out top, close-by area Restaurants for Dinner On Your Own Tonight.

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm 

Open Bar, Cottage Lawn Complex

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022


7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Registration and Badge Pick-Up in the Aztec Room just off the entrance lobby of the Arizona Biltmore for touchless badge pick-up via QR Code sent to all attendees in advance of the show by email. Be sure you have your QR Code email ready on your phone when you arrive to save time. Badge Lanyards and Show Bags are sponsored by Smart Age SolutionsM-T1 (front of Macarthur Ballroom) and TAB4 (front of Arizona Biltmore Ballroom).

Badge Lanyards & Show Bags Sponsored By

7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor-Set-Up

8:00 - 9:30 am 

Exhibitor Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, with Retailer Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Retailer Breakfast

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom. BREAKFAST EDUCATION. TODAY starting at 8:00 AM--Roundtable Discussion Groups. Watch this space for Table Topics and Table Leaders, TBA soon.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom. Following Roundtables, Centurion CEO Howard Hauben will present a lively session discussing the "TOP 20 NEWS STORIES" that drew the most attention from jewelers that were published by The Centurion News Daily for Elite Jewelers during the months leading up to the show.

All Day

Watch this space for download instructions for our Official Show App sponsored by NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL (NDC). NDC will also lead a very special at-show "Influencer" effort to editorially cover products and happenings at Centurion 2022 and broadcast the many posts to NDC's (and our influencers') wide consumer audiences! Featured Influencers for Centurion 2022 are: Severine Ferrari, Engagement 101; Benjamin Guttery, Third Coast Gems; Jennifer Heebner, jenniferheebner.com; and Kyle Roderick, Forbes.com. NDC will be based in the Prescott Room, adjacent to both Centurion's Meeting Room Exhibitors and the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom, site of all Centurion Breakfasts and Lunches.

Sponsored by

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Show Hours

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coffee & Cappuccino Service

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or cappuccino. Stations will be located in all exhibit areas. Sponsored by Luxury Display Group, F-T16, front of Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Sponsored by

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Arizona Biltmore Ballroom

 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Exhibitor Move-Out Hours

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Open Bar on Spire Lawn

Prior to Dinner starting at 8:00 PM in Arizona Biltmore Ballroom.

Open Bars are sponsored by Bottom Line Marketing, F-T5-6, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.

Access with proper show badge.

8:00 - 9:30 pm 

Grand Finale Dinner on the SPIRE LAWN, Immediately Followed by Centurion's 2022 Major Entertainment for 2022, DAVID BLAINE, in the Arizona Biltmore Ballroom

Enjoy a wonderful, wind-down dinner and drinks together with your many industry friends and then... Centurion's 2022 Featured Entertainment!

David Blaine is “the world’s greatest magician”, his unforgettable, death-defying stunts and his incredible street magic enthralls millions on TV and his live performances spell-bind 20,000 in arenas around the world. An intimate audience with David Blaine is the rarest and most magical, reserved for sitting American presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as a number of international leaders and prominent figures such as Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Hawking, Muhammad Ali.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


 4:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Shuttles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Watch this space for details on where to meet departure shuttles heading to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

8:00 am

Bus to Tucson

We are pleased to bring back the Bus to (and from)_ Tucson, provided courtesy of AGTA. The bus will leave the Arizona Biltmore at 8:00 am and head to the AGTA Show in Tucson and will return from its drop-off point at 6:30 pm the same day. You can of course bring your bags and stay on in Tucson if you wish. Watch this space for details on exact pick-up and drop-off points and any time changes.

Hope You Enjoyed CENTURION 2022, Our 21st Anniversary Show!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK HERE NEXT YEAR AT OUR ANNUAL HOME, THE ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT. DATES: ARRIVALS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 AND 28, 2023; SHOW DAYS: SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 30 AND 31; DEPARTURES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2O23.

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