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AGS brings mini-Conclave to Las Vegas

May 22, 2014

Las Vegas--The American Gem Society will hold a one-day, all-inclusive mini-Conclave session, called Conclave X-Press, in Las Vegas during market week.

The event will take place at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay’s Tradewinds C room on May 31. It’s open to both AGS members ($59.95) and non-members ($69.95).

Following is the schedule for the five presentations scheduled for Conclave X-Press.

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Hayley Henning; “Tanzanite: The Story Behind the Stone”
This presentation will cover how this precious gemstones moves from mine to market and how jewelers can use the stone and its story to inspire and encourage sales.

10-11:15 a.m.
Dave Mitchell; “The Power of Understanding People”
Mitchell’s session is designed to help the audience understand their own and other’s unique interactive style to make them more insightful communicators, leaders, sales professionals, and customer service providers.

1-2:15 p.m.
Skydas International; “Daily Operations and Trade Show Security”
Skydas International will use this time to talk about lowering risk, how to spot unusual activity, how to minimize exposure to criminal activity, and how to operate safely and effectively at home and at tradeshows.

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Peter Yantzer; “Light Performance for Dummies”
Yantzer, executive director of AGS Laboratories, will discuss what the lab has learned about what’s really important when it comes to light performance, which factors are more important than others, and other issues when it comes to cut grading and light performance.

4-5:15 p.m.
Lisa Bridge; “Making Millennials Work for You”
Since the Millennial generation presents such a big opportunity for the industry, Bridge will cover the market opportunities the group presents, what they’re thinking, how to reach them as they’re purchasing, and how to optimize the business by using them as staff in the store.

More information and registration for the event can be found on the AGS website.

“We had one of the most successful Conclaves that we’ve had in years this past April,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “Conclave X-Press gives AGS members a chance to get another taste of Conclave without having to wait until next year, and for non-members, it allows them to experience the high-level of talent we have at our annual educational conference.”