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With the holiday selling season behind us, it’s time to start planning for a successful 2016. And for luxury jewelry retailers, a successful year should always start with the Centurion Show (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona).

Trace
Shelton



Editor-in-Chief
of INDESIGN Magazine and Contributing Editor of INSTORE.
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ith the holiday selling season behind us, it’s time to start planning for a successful 2016. And for luxury jewelry retailers, a successful year should always start with the Centurion Show (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona).

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It’s hard to believe that Centurion will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year – it seems like such an institution in our industry, like it’s been around forever.  And the event is so well put together and polished, it hardly seems that 15 years would be enough to hone it into such an outstanding four days of buying, networking, education and fun.  But the team at Centurion just keeps topping themselves each and every year.

As usual, more than 150 fine jewelry manufacturers and designers will showcase their wares in a floor plan that allows old friends to catch up and new acquaintances to form between appointments. Exhibitors will once again participate in the “Jewelry Shark Tank,” which allows them to give speed presentations of less than two minutes apiece while attendees eat breakfast. And in a cool new twist, retailers will have the opportunity to walk the collection floor on opening night to view the jewelry without the exhibitors present.

And it just wouldn’t be Centurion without celebrity entertainment.  The Centurion Awards dinner will be designed and presented this year by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who has appeared on a variety of Food Network programs including RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE.  The following evening, guests will be treated to two of the country’s preeminent comedians, Frank Caliendo and Jeff Foxworthy. Caliendo is considered by many to be the world’s top impressionist, and he recently concluded a critically and commercially successful run in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo Casino and Resort. Foxworthy is widely known for his “You Might Be a Redneck” comedy routine. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history and best-selling author of more than 26 books.

If all of that’s not enough, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s primetime reality series THE PROFIT, as well as company culture guru Amanda Gore and former Apple and Tesla executive George Blankenship.

For more information on this year’s show and to contact show management, visit www.centurionjewelry.com.  Hope to see you there!

 

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