2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday, July 23, 2017

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Exhibitor Preview & Breakfast*
Barclay Salon, Level 1
Moderator: Victoria Gomelsky, Editor in Chief, JCK Magazine
*Exhibitor preview will begin at 8:30 am.
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10:00 am – 11:00 am
Privé Opening Morning Kick-Off
Bloody Marys & Live Music
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salon Floor Open
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Luncheon*
Barclay Salon, Level 1


LUXURY Prive Talks3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LUXURY Privé Education
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2
Speaker: Jennifer Shaheen

Building Authentic, Enthusiastic Digital Consumer Community

Discover the engage and reward strategy that results in building consumer interaction and influence with your brand. Tips on tools that focus on integration techniques & strategic automation with a review of platform metrics and digital engagement.

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3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cocktails and Afternoon Snack
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

4:00pm
Merchandise Credit Sweepstakes Drawing
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

5:00pm – 7:00pm
After Hours Happy Hour*
Gin Bar, Hotel Lobby, Level 1
Inspired by Dutch and English gin bars of the 1920’s, The Gin Parlour offers a countless array of selective brands and varieties, perfect for every palate. The bar proudly serves 88 premium gins in addition to a wide variety of other traditional favorites, and features a modern cuisine that pays tribute to the international culture and history of New York City dining.

Monday, July 24, 2017


8:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Breakfast*
Barclay Salon, Level 1
Speaker: Lori Monaco, President, Fashion Footwear, Accessories & Luxury

Emerging Retail Trends in Luxury

Join Lori Monaco, President, Fashion Footwear, Accessories & Luxury, for a thought-stimulating look into the state of retail, how consumers shop today and what this means for the luxury watch market. Explore trends across industries to see who is doing well with a brick and mortar presence versus winners online. Lori will identify opportunities for watches and diamonds in different generations, from Boomers to Millennials and Gen Z as they emerge as shoppers. Examine sales performance trends and predictions for the rest of 2017 in this dynamic market environment.

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10:00am – 5:00pm
Salon Floor Open
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Luncheon*
Barclay Salon, Level 1

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Instore Inspiration
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

Find unique vendors and ideas to attract consumers and connect with your customers. Learn how to make your instore events a can’t miss experience while enjoying live music, wine tasting and photo booths!

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LUXURY Prive Talks

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LUXURY Privé Education
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2
Speaker: Jennifer Shaheen

Stronger Storytelling: Creating a Connection with Your Brand & Your Customer

Stories know no boundaries. Learn how to further leverage your story telling skills beyond familiar platforms into the liminal space where technology & real world fun intersect. Special emphasis on empowering customers’ own storytelling tendencies for greater brand reach.

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3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cocktails and Afternoon Snack
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

4:00pm
Merchandise Credit Sweepstakes Drawing
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

6:30pm
Industry Evening Event – WJA Awards for Excellence Dinner
For more information visit: www.womensjewelryassociation.com Purchase your ticket through registering to receive a discount.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

8:30am – 9:45am
Retailer Panel Breakfast*
Barclay Salon, Level 1

Retailer Roundtable: Industry Hot Topics

Moderator: Mark Smelzer, JCK Magazine
Trish Roberson, Roberson’s Fine Jewelry & Scott Sedlacek, Reeds Jewelers & Shelia Bays, Shelia Bays Fine Jewelry

10:00am – 3:00pm
Salon Floor Open
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2


LUXURY Prive Talks

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
LUXURY Privé Education
Speaker: Jennifer Shaheen
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

Title: Play to Win: How Games Help Grow Consumer Loyalty

Creating a place to play within your organization’s digital landscape will extend you brands reach and results in greater customer loyalty. Learn how game-play techniques increase sales and reinforce your brand’s emotional appeal to today’s digital first consumer.

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12:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Luncheon*
Barclay Salon, Level 1

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Champagne Toast & Afternoon Snack
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

2:30pm
Merchandise Credit Sweepstakes Drawing
Mezzanine Ballrooms, Level 2

6:00pm
Industry Evening Event
AGS Circle of Distinction Dinner
For more information visit: www.AGS.org You can save $100 off your AGS Circle of Distinction Dinner ticket with your registration.

*Events are open to Legacy Elite, Legacy, and All-Access badge holders only.

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