Luxury Bermuda to Launch in 2009

JCK, the leading producer of trade events in the fine jewelry industry, announced the launch of the ultimate destination jewelry event, LUXURY Bermuda. The event, to be held March 15-18, 2009, at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda, will target the jewelry industry’s most elite U.S. and European retailers and brands in an intimate relaxed environment.

A beach view of the Fairmont Southampton 
Resort where Luxury Bermuda will be held

With 60 exhibitors and 120 hosted stores, Luxury Bermuda will be an exclusive, high-end show. The retailers will be invited based on criteria set forth by the Luxury Advisory Board. The exhibitors will go through an application process, with current Luxury & Premiere exhibitors having automatic acceptance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Luxury Bermuda will follow a similar by-invitation model as Luxury & Premiere in Las Vegas, hosting the top U.S., European, and Caribbean retailers in the industry for one day of business conference and three days of buying in an all-salon, breathtaking ballroom setting.

“The industry is in need of an intimate, niche event, in the mid-March time frame, exclusively dedicated to the high-end brands. Luxury Bermuda will allow these elite buyers and manufacturers to take the time to evaluate inventory needs after the holidays, and then come together in a private, exclusive setting to network, build relationships, and make the business deals that form a strong foundation for the entire jewelry industry,” said Yancy Weinrich, Industry vice president for Luxury by JCK.

While in Bermuda, retailers and exhibitors will experience networking and social events, including AAA Four Diamond dining, cocktails, evening entertainment, keynote addresses, and island activities.

The mid-March timing of the event makes it ideal for the industry’s leading retailers looking to fill-in from the holiday season, prior to the larger Luxury & Premiere and JCK Las Vegas events.

At 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda is a convenient flight from both the U.S. and London with a year-round mild semitropical climate with temperatures ranging from 68 to 84 degrees.

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