The American Gem Society Scores Magic Johnson for Conclave 2014

September 13, 2013
CONTACT: Donna Jolly
Deputy Executive Director
American Gem Society
702.255.6500 ext. 1018


The American Gem Society Scores Magic Johnson for Conclave 2014

September 13, 2013, Las Vegas. The American Gem Society announced today that NBA champion Magic Johnson will be the lead keynote speaker at its 2014 Conclave, which will be held at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA, April 23-26.

“A legendary event in the jewelry industry deserves a legend for a keynote,” says John Carter, Chair of the Society’s Conclave Sub-Committee. “Who better than Magic Johnson? We are excited and honored to have him present at Conclave.”

From his outstanding NBA career to his current title as CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), Earvin “Magic” Johnson knows a thing or two about winning. Magic will lend his expertise in leadership and teamwork as well as his passion for business and philanthropy in his riveting keynote speech, “the Magic of Winning,” which he’ll present at the opening session on April 23.

The 2014 Conclave promises to be special in another way, too: It marks the 80th anniversary of the American Gem Society. “Conclave’s theme in 2014 is ‘Be Different. Be Distinctive. Be Here,’” said Carter. “With Magic Johnson getting the show started, this Conclave will be like no other.” Carter noted that the Society would announce the rest of its keynote and featured speaker lineup in upcoming weeks, and added, “We have a lot of surprises in store. It’s going to be an event to top all the others.”
For more information on Conclave, contact the membership department at 866.805.6500 or email

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is a professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Only one in twenty jewelers in the country has chosen to meet the exacting requirements necessary for membership.


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