The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) is proud to announce plans are underway for the 2014 TJA Convention, which will take place September 27 - 29 in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, the Association, together with the Israeli Diamond Industry, will host the 1st annual TexasIsrael Diamond Show, which will take place September 29 - 30.
The St. Anthony hotel, located on the San Antonio Riverwalk, will be home to the event. Currently undergoing a $24 million renovation, which will be completed in early summer and ready for attendees to enjoy during the convention, the St. Anthony Hotel is a National Historic Landmark, which was completed in 1909, and still has much of the period detail preserved.
Jewelers of America will be conducting two sessions of its renowned Sales & Management Professional Certification exams on Saturday, September 27. Robert Harrison, TJA President, will host a President’s Party Saturday evening, with a full convention and exhibit schedule following all day Sunday, September 28, and half a day on Monday, September 29.
Speakers for the Texas Jewelers Association Convention include Dr. Linda Talley, the Diamond Council of America’s Terry Chandler, Brad Huisken of IAS Training, Shellie Bill of Premiere Consulting Innovations, Ira Savoie of Savoie Appraisers and Susan Desmond of Jackson Lewis.
In addition to the TexasIsrael Diamond Pavilion that will be open September 29 and 30, a host of additional industry-related vendors will be exhibiting at the convention on September 28 and 29.