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AGS Announces Remaining Keynote and Featured Speakers for 2017 Conclave

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(Press Release) Las Vegas, NV – The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced the remainder of its keynote and featured lineup for Conclave 2017 in Hollywood, CA.

During the breakfast keynote on April 6, Scott McKain will address the members.

McKain is a business authority who teaches how to deliver an “Ultimate Customer Experience.” He is the author of three Amazon.com No. 1 business bestsellers, all teaching how to expand profits, increase sales and engage customers.

The closing keynote on April 8 is the composer and violinist Kai Kight, who is known for using music as a metaphor to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. In his presentations, Kight performs mesmerizing original music and shares stories from his transformation as an artist. Kight translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their lives and work environments.

On April 5 and April 6, the “Retail Doctor,” Bob Phibbs will present three sessions. Phibbs is the author of three books and the retail sales expert of choice for brands including Hearts On Fire, LEGO, Omega and Vera Bradley. With over 30 years of experience, beginning in the trenches of luxury retail and extending to senior management positions, he has been a corporate officer, franchisor and entrepreneur.

Todd Hartley is the featured speaker on April 6. Hartley is an expert in the internet marketing industry. He frequently speaks at marketing and technology conferences on topics such as “Where Google is Headed,” “How to Go Viral” and “Why Content Marketing is King.” Hartley created WireBuzz, a company that produces videos and marketing strategies and aligns with organizations that dominate the internet, such as Google.

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On April 7, the featured speaker is Ford Saeks, whose efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. His innovative “Market Domination Formula” modernizes the customer engagement model by applying reverse psychology: placing the influence in the buyer’s hands rather than the seller’s. This hands-on presentation exposes underutilized methods that will attract qualified prospects, secure untapped markets, create a buying culture and quickly add profits to your bottom line.

“We want our members to thrive in their business, and Conclave is their educational resource to do just that,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “Our lineup of keynote and featured speakers covers a range of topics crucial to any successful jewelry industry professional: leadership, management, sales, marketing and business solutions. The sessions are designed to inform and inspire with actionable items members can put to use immediately in their store.”

The AGS will make more announcements in the near future regarding sponsors, special events, breakout sessions and more. To learn more about the speakers, visit americangemsociety.org/conclave2017.

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