Las Vegas--A group of businesses leaders, sales experts and thought innovators will join basketball star Magic Johnson as speakers at American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave 2014 in San Diego.

Peter Sheahan is an author who will discuss ways to grow sales and revenues by leveraging business trends and new marketing opportunities. He also will give the presentation “Building a Team that Works Without You.”

Erik Wahl, author of Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius, will give a one-of-a-kind demonstration illustrating how creativity and innovation can inspire people to become leaders.

Sales expert Bryan Dodge will present his most popular educational program, “How to Have Your Best Year Ever.”

Adam Markel, CEO of Peak Potentials, which offers business coaching to professionals, will teach “Increasing Sales Through Innovation,” and digital marketer James Spellos will present “Hot Technologies 2014: It’s Mobile, Social & Local.”

JCK Senior Editor Rob Bates will return as Conclave’s emcee.

“Rob’s knowledge of the society and the industry, combined with his quick wit, makes him an ideal choice as emcee. Because it is our 80th anniversary, we wanted this to be extraordinary in every sense of the word. With a little help from the talent we’ve picked, we feel confident it will be a success,” AGS and AGS Labs CEO Ruth Batson said.

The AGS announced last month that NBA champion Johnson would be its keynote speaker. Johnson will talk about leadership and teamwork in his address, “The Magic of Winning,” on April 23, the first day of Conclave.

Conclave 2014 is scheduled for April 23 to 26 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Additional information can be found on the AGS website, by calling 866-805-6500 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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