Leading Your Business through Challenging Times” – Opening Keynote at 2009 JCK Las Vegas

The JCK Educational Program and Keynotes will focus on the business topics that will help retailers adapt and adjust their business in tough economic times such as steps to recession-proof their business; investment strategies and the power of branding and personal sales.

Take advantage of the powerful Keynote lineup for 2009. Keynotes are open to all attendees and there is no charge to attend.

Opening Keynote Address: William E. Boyajian, Gem & Jewelry Industry Expert
“Leading Your Business Through Challenging Times”
Saturday, May 30
8:15 am – 9:30 am
San Polo Ballroom, Level 3, Venetian
Complimentary continental breakfast buffet available

The global financial crisis is impacting every person and every company in the jewelry industry. Such times require extraordinary leadership, new thinking and dynamic action. Come hear strategies and tactics that will help you survive the difficult economic times and emerge a stronger, more determined leader of your business.

Other keynotes include:

Keynote: Robert May, Executive Director NCDIA
“The Language of Color” – Special Breakfast.
Friday, May 29
8:15 am – 9:30 am
Marcello Ballroom, Level 4, Venetian

Join Robert May, NCDIA Executive Director and team of retailers and experts who have important information about Natural Color Diamonds and today’s market. Learn how even a small investment can boost business, enhance your shopping experience and motivate your sales teams. There will be multiple displays of jewelry to view during this special breakfast event! For any questions please contact us at 212-644-9747 or info@ncdia.com.

Keynote: Shane Decker, President, Ex-Sell-Ence
“Magic Numbers: The Importance of Price Point Selling and Buying”
Sunday, May 31
8:15 am – 9:30 am
San Polo Ballroom, Level 3, Venetian

Shane Decker will present the magic numbers in sales. Consumers today are buying items at much different price points than they were a few years ago. Retailers will become informed of what those magic numbers are in both consumer purchases and buying from suppliers.

Keynote: Martin Rapaport, Rapaport Diamond Report and RapNet
“The State-of-the-Diamond Industry and Bankers Conference”
Monday, June 1
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
San Polo Ballroom, Level 3, Venetian

What’s the state of the diamond industry? Come hear the fresh, energetic, and often provocative insights of this ultimate industry insider on global trends from sourcing to marketing and how to use them to grow your business.