Michael Phelps to Keynote 2017 Hearts On Fire University

April 25, 2017,


Hearts On Fire®, a global luxury brand known for creating The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, today announced that the keynote speaker for its 2017 Hearts On Fire University (HOFU) will be world renowned Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. As the most decorated athlete of all time and record-breaking gold medal winner, Phelps is also a celebrated philanthropist, inspirational speaker and, now, is also a new father. He will take the stage in October this year to share first hand personal details about his inspiring career, Olympic journey, what keeps him focused, where he finds inspiration and what is next for him.

At the age of 15, Phelps began his historic Olympic swimming career, which resulted in 28 medals including a record-breaking 23 gold medals. Aside from his incredible athletic accomplishments, Phelps is committed to the growth of the sport of swimming through the Michael Phelps Foundation established in 2008.  This Foundation addresses the need for water-safety through its signature program – IM – that is available through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International. Additionally, Phelps has published two autobiographies – No Limits: The Will to Success and Beneath the Surface – that were New York Times and USA Today best sellers, as well as published one children’s book – How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals. 

“We are incredibly excited to announce that Michael Phelps will be joining Hearts On Fire in Las Vegas as our closing keynote speaker,” said Caryl Capeci, Hearts On Fire President. “Aside from his amazing and inspiring athletic achievements, Michael brings a true passion and dedication to everything he does – and his message of “Dream, Plan, Reach” could not be more perfect for this event. HOFU is a chance for our team and our partners to re-focus their mindset and re-energize their personal goals, and Michael will be the perfect person to help us achieve that goal.”

HOFU 2017 brings a chance for retailers from around the world to stop, focus, and move forward without the distractions of day to day life. The event brings a decorated lineup of workshops, roundtables, and speakers, as well as inspiring events that help attendees to refocus on careers, goals, family, and even themselves in a motivational, learning environment. Year after year, HOFU attendees leave with a re-energized passion for their business and personal potential, with new goals set for the holiday season and year ahead.

Hearts On Fire University will take place October 8-11, 2017 at The Wynn Las Vegas. Registration for the event begins May 1, 2017 and space is limited. 

About Hearts On Fire

Hearts On Fire®, The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, is a leading global designer of luxury branded diamonds and diamond jewelry, and one of the most widely recognized and bestselling luxury diamond jewelry brands in the world. Founded in 1996, and acquired by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group in 2014, Hearts On Fire introduced the first-ever branded diamond and instantly changed the jewelry industry forever.  The global brand continues to be recognized for its superior craftsmanship and exclusive cut – the single most important factor in a diamond’s value – resulting in diamonds of extraordinary beauty and brilliance. Today, Hearts On Fire offers a robust variety of designer bridal and fashion diamond jewelry collections that integrate the brand’s timeless expression with today’s top fashion trends, and their products are distinguished by an unparalleled sparkle. Hearts On Fire offers distribution through a rapidly growing global retail partner network of more than 760 locations in 32 countries, including 150 points on sale in Hong Kong and Greater China, 17 HOF brand stores around the world, heartsonfire.com and authorized HOF retailer websites. For more information, please visit www.heartsonfire.com