Jewelry Industry Summit

The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

The Open Forum on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

January 29-30, 2017 Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ 


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The Second Jewelry Industry Summit will be a two-day industry wide event, professionally facilitated and open to all. It will follow the highly interactive format of one-on-one and group discussions used in the first Industry Summit, which sparked the creation of eleven practical ongoing sustainability initiatives. Attendees will be able to discover positive actions being taken and collaborate with others to address challenges with real solutions. 

WHERE: Hosted by the American Gem Trade Association, the Summit will take place in Tucson, January 29-30, 2017 at the Tucson Convention Center - Address: 260 South Church, Tucson, Arizona 85701 (Main Entrance Off Granada).
The Summit sessions will be in the part of the building that hosts seminars during the trade show – the entrance to this part of the building is to the left of the main entrance (as you face the entrance) and up an outdoor flight of stairs.  The Summit sessions will be in the part of the building that hosts seminars during the trade show – the entrance to this part of the building is to the left of the main entrance (as you face the entrance) and up an outdoor flight of stairs.  

WHO: Attendees will be from every sector of the international jewelry trade, from producers to retailers, and everyone in between, including precious metals, color gemstones and diamonds. 

This is not a conference at which attendees sit quietly and listen only to speakers. Attendees will mostly converse in small and large group discussions, assisted by professional facilitators who know how to build consensus towards action. Attendees will take part in an interactive, working meeting where all voices and opinions are heard. 

It's important for participants to be present for the entire working Summit because the process is cumulative: each step builds upon previous components and outcomes from discussions. The Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 evening reception is optional – but it's an opportunity to mingle, continue conversations and view the Poster Session, where you can learn about challenges, opportunities and solutions in our industry. 


Day One: Sunday Jan. 29
8:00 Coffee and light refreshments provided (Poster set-up also taking place)
Please arrive by 8:30.

9:00 Programming Begins
12:45 Lunch - Provided by AGTA
5:00 Programming ends and Poster Session / Reception Begins
7:00 End of Day-One

Day Two: Monday Jan. 30
8:00 Coffee and light refreshments provided
Please arrive by 8:30

9:00 Programming Begins
12:00 Lunch - Provided by AGTA
5:00 End of Day-Two

Tuesday Jan. 31
1:00 - 5:00 Day-One of the AGTA GemFair  (1/31 - 2/5) - CLICK for DETAILS


The cost of registration is $275. Industry associations discounts are available, contact your association / organization for details. Registration fee includes a reception on the evening of Jan. 29, coffee breaks, and lunches as well as free registration for the AGTA GemFair at the Tucson Convention Center, which runs Jan. 31- Feb. 5.


Hotels can no longer be booked through the AGTA website, please contact hotels directly for reservations and best available rates. 


Sponsorship opportunities for 2017 have closed. Donations welcome.

January 23  was the last day to become a sponsor and receive acknowledgement in the Summit book and print materials. The event organizers would like to also offer scholarships to enable members of the international supplier community to attend. We need their voices, knowledge, and ideas to contribute to a credible outcome. The committee would also like to offer domestic scholarships to ensure all sectors of the US trade are in attendance. 

At the time of registration, attendees will have the opportunity to make a contribution to scholarships. Look for this opportunity when you register. 

Please contact the Mike Pace if you wish to contribute and or sponsor a scholarship. There are other sponsorship opportunities .