Last week’s debut of the JCK LUXURY show at the Miami Beach Convention Center’s Palm Ballroom was deemed a success, with an elite list of 247 high-end attendees representing 122 retail stores. LUXURY, which ran Oct. 14–16, took place alongside the popular JIS Miami October show (Oct. 15–18).
From chic salon decor to merchandise credit raffles, cocktail hours, and networking events, the LUXURY show team left no detail unattended. “In just four months since we announced the launch of LUXURY Miami, our customers, team, and industry supporters came together to build a great first showing,” said LUXURY event director Sarin Bachmann. “Retailers and exhibitors were impressed with the glamorous environment we created and the luxurious touches at every turn. This event gives us momentum to build an even greater event next year.”
The LUXURY show was also host to an opening event, the White-Out Launch Party held on Oct. 14 at FDR, the Delano Resort’s hot spot. Oct. 16, the final day of the show, saw an educational event featuring CEO of the Smithee Group and partner at LUXE Intelligence Ben Smithee.
“We are very pleased with the first LUXURY Miami event,” said Edmond Dweck, vice president of sales and marketing for Stephen Dweck. “Our overall goal was to engage with buyers from the Caribbean, South and Central Americas, and Mexico. Not only did they attend, but so did various foreign media organizations to promote the event and brands in their respective countries. Buyers were enthusiastic at the show and very impressed with the upscale setting enabling them to concentrate on better goods purchases.”
“The show was intimate, which allowed us to have personalized attention from the high-end, diverse vendors exhibiting,” said Suzanne Leigh, owner of Vero Beach, Florida–based Leigh Jewelers. “We were able to meet new contacts and complete our purchasing for the season. Being attached to the JIS show was an added convenience as well.”
Next up for LUXURY is the Las Vegas show, to be held at the Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay, and Delano Las Vegas, May 31–June 6, 2016. For more information on that, visit luxury.jckonline.com.