#JewelWKLV – JCK With Positive Reports From Exhibitors and Buyers

by Robyn Hawk on June 2, 2012


JCK LAS VEGAS OPENS
Boasts Improvements and Upgrades in 2nd Year at Mandalay Bay
 
Las Vegas, NV (June 1, 2012) - JCK Las Vegas 2012, JCK Events' flagship jewelry event in Las Vegas, opened today. The show features over 2,500 jewelry brands, individual designers, and manufacturers across 3 levels of convention space at Mandalay Bay and will run through June 4, 2012.

In it's 2nd year at the Mandalay Bay space, JCK Las Vegas made noticeable changes in the key areas of navigation, transportation, dining and lounge space. The revamped navigational guiding system includes color-coded maps, improved directional signage, an icon system, and the use of 3 internal staircases between floors. Navigation is further enhanced with use of JCK's 2012 Mobile app, which features a G.P.S. navigational system.

Continuing the theme of improved navigation and transportation, JCK Las Vegas has partnered with the Couture Las Vegas show, taking place at Wynn Las Vegas, and the Allen Waxler Group to provide a plethora of continuous transportation options between the two shows including limo and bus service, as well as VIP car service.
At the close of Day 1, buyers responded positively to the products exhibitors are showcasing and the business dealings that have taken place thus far. Severine Ferrari of Engagement 101 Magazine commented "We are really impressed by the amount of exciting product and new designers bringing a fresh approach to the bridal jewelry market. We also like the fact that there's a range of prices being presented."
By way of comfort services, the 2012 show floor features 23 restaurant concessions with expanded cuisine options, including healthy Grab & Go, Jain Asian, Kosher and more, and an increase in lounge space by nearly 75%.
Kert Blodgett of retail institution ChasSchwartz & Son remarked "We're very happy that exhibitors are being realistic about the state of things today and are truly looking to establish partnerships with retailers."
The 2,500 exhibiting companies are spaced over 3 floors and grouped into different categories, providing one stop shopping for vendors and retailers alike. The broad range of products offered include trendsetting designs found at the Design Center to the high-end bridal and fashion designs of LUXURY to the upscale watch collections of Swiss Watch. Swiss Watch, a part of LUXURY and home to 30 watch brands such as Tag Heuer, Breitling, Hublot, Swatch, Gucci and more, also began today, taking place in the suites of Mandalay Bay, THEhotel and Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter (JCK Las Vegas provided transportation).
From the exhibitor side, Daniel Tishbi of David Tishbi, was pleased with the day's events, sharing "We are encouraged by a strong first day at the Show and look forward to it continuing though out the next 3 days."
In addition to the jewelry designers and manufacturers that exhibit, the AGTA GemFair™ and Equipment Technology & Supplies areas of the show are open and abuzz.


ABOUT JCK EVENTS:
JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and anufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK, the leading industry magazine in print & online, JCK offers a suite of tools, events and information to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities and essential information. Mark your calendars as JCK Events presents its portfolio of buying opportunities:
-LUXURY and Elite Enclave: May 29 - 31, by invitation only, and then continues as the events open their doors to all JCK retailers Friday, June 1 - Monday, June 4 - Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel
-Swiss Watch: June 1-4 - Mandalay Bay, THEhotel, Mandarin Oriental
-JCK Las Vegas: June 1-4 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center
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LUXURY Privé New York: July 30 - Aug. 1 - New York, The Pierre Hotel - Fifth Avenue
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JCK Toronto: Aug. 12-14 - Toronto, Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Center- South Hall
-LUXURY Privé Panama: October 22-24 - Panama City, Panama, Westin Playa Bonita

In 2012, Equipment, Technology & Supplies (ETS) and AGTA GemFair™ will open early to its customers to complete their shopping and sourcing experience. These events take place from May 31- June 4 at Mandalay Bay.

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