Leading Retailers and Brands to Share in the JCK Vegas Experience

More than 20,000 retailers from around the world from large and small companies are registered to attend the 16th annual JCK Show ~ Las Vegas 2007, being held June 1-5 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center/Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Attendees will include representatives of Amazon.com, Costco, Fred Meyer Jewelers, Friedman’s, Helzberg Diamonds, HSN, JCPenney, Jewelry Television, Macy’s, Mervyn’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, QVC, Samuels Jewelers, ShopNBC, Sterling, Ultra Diamonds, Wal-Mart, and Zale Corp as well as the industries best high-end independent retailers including Bailey Banks & Biddle, Ben Bridge, Borsheim’s, Diamond Cellar, London Jewelers, Lux Bond & Green, Tivol, and Tourneau.

The jewelry industry’s most renowned brands, designers, and manufacturers have also solidified JCK as their Las Vegas Show venue for conducting business in 2007. They include A. Link/Quinteset, Beaudry, Cassis, Daniel K, Favero, Fope, Giorgio Visconti SpA, Hellmuth Simply Good, House of Taylor, Julius Klein Group, Lazare Kaplan International, Simon G. Jewelry, Inc., Spark Creations, Inc, and Victor Mayer GMBH & Co.

“The JCK Las Vegas show is an exciting opportunity to review our fall strategy and ensure we have the best the market offers,” said Beryl Raff, executive vice president and General merchandise manager, Fine Jewelry Division, JCPenney. “I have been attending the JCK Las Vegas show since its inception and have always found it to be educational and productive!”

“Our Las Vegas event has become the most important industry event in North America, offering the largest selection of fine jewelry from around the world with over 3,400 exhibiting companies and providing direct access to the most important market in the world with the largest buying power, the United States,” said Dave Bonaparte, Group vice president, JCK Events. “In addition, we are thrilled to be able to offer the most comprehensive educational event in the industry featuring over 40 sessions including World class keynote speakers as well as exclusive events from Diamond Promotion Service, Rappaport, and the GIA. There are also the industries best networking events such as the Jewelers for Children annual fundraising dinner, The JCK Welcome reception, and many other private functions.”

An exclusive feature of JCK is Swiss Watch by JCK, being held in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The private show is a collection of the worlds most illustrious and legendary Swiss watch brands including Baume & Mercier, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Chopard, Corum, Dunhill, Ebel, Gucci, Harry Winston, Hermes, Hublot, IWC, Maurice Lacroix, Mont Blanc, Piaget, Swatch Group USA, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, and Zenith. The industry’s elite retailers are invited to build business relationships in a private and exclusive setting – by appointment only.

JCK Las Vegas events kick off with the eighth annual Luxury by JCK/Premiere, being held May 28 – May 31 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The invitation-only event offers an exclusive collection of the finest jewelry brands from the world’s most renowned designers and manufacturers. A selection of the jewelry industry’s most elite retail jewelers are invited to attend. 

With the addition of the Las Vegas Convention Center to the JCK Show, several new features have been added including a new pavilion called Cadeaux with high-end giftware, from tableware, to men’s gifts, to costume jewelry. There will also be the debut of six new international pavilions including Singapore, Taiwan, Lebanon, Peru, Argentina and Malaysia; as well as the addition of the Artisans Pavilion focusing on the creative talent of jewelry designers. A free lunch will be provided to the buyers at the LVCC each day, wine and cheese receptions on the show floor in the afternoons, as well a car giveaway and door prizes.

The JCK Show will kick off at the LVCC June 1 with a keynote breakfast presentation by Suzanne Somers. Shane Decker, a jewelry consultant, will give the second day keynote discussing “Are They Really Just Looking” on June 2 at noon. In addition, there will be an executive roundtable discussion led by Matt Runci, president of Jewelers of America, with a panel that includes Raff; John Green, Lux Bond & Green; Terry Burman, Sterling; and Ofer Azrielant, Jewelry.com; Pete Engel, president, Fred Meyer Jewelers; Esther Fortunoff, executive vice president merchandising, Fortunoff all taking place at the LVCC. For more information on any of JCK Events, please visit www.jckshows.com or call 1-800-257-3626.