Ivana Trump, one of the world’s most glamorous celebrity icons, will present the keynote address for this year’s JCK Show ~ Las Vegas. Ivana will deliver her address—“Creating and Selling ‘The Pampered Experience’ to Your Customers”—this morning from 8:30 to 9:45 in Rooms 105-107 and 205-207. She will discuss the things she knows best: luxury and entrepreneurship.
Her insights into finding success in the ever-evolving online accessories market as well as her 10 points for living the life of luxury will offer invaluable information to both retailers and exhibitors.
Ivana Trump was born Ivana Zelnicek in Zlin, Czechoslovakia. As a young girl she became an accomplished skier and competed in many European tournaments. In 1967 she went to Charles University in Prague, where she earned a Masters degree in physical education. During her time at the university, she also began a modeling career.
She moved to Canada, living first in Toronto, then Montreal where she worked as a fashion model. During a trip to New York she met real estate tycoon Donald Trump, whom she married in 1977. They separated in 1990.
Ivana’s first book, The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping With Divorce and Enjoying Life Again, was published in 1995. She has also written two novels.
Today, Ivana has two companies: Ivana Inc., which manages her appearances, and Ivana Haute Couture, which markets Ivana products. With sales of Ivana’s line of cosmetics, accessories, and fragrances sold over the Internet, Ivana’s company has matured into a multi-million dollar business. To expose her products, Ivana appears on QVC and the Canadian Shopping Channel.