LUXURY & PREMIERE opened to a poolside Welcome Reception Monday night at the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino. Hundreds of the industry’s finest retailers and manufacturers gathered for an evening filled with networking with new and old friends and colleagues. The opening Welcome Reception was sponsored by PREMIERE.
“LUXURY & PREMIERE offer an extraordinary program of events to provide our retailers with the most refined buying and networking experience in the jewelry industry,” said Yancy Weinrich, Industry Vice President for LUXURY by JCK. “Each day we will offer engaging keynote speakers, a relaxing atmosphere on the Salon Floors as well as Cigar Rolling, Wine & Scotch Tasting, a Late Night Lounge and other exclusive events.”
The Salon Collections, which are home to many of the industry’s finest companies, are located in the ballroom settings on two floors of the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino. The salons boast the most upscale exhibiting environment that mirrors many of the illustrious brands that participate in LUXURY & PREMIERE. The salons will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday and retailers will find the newest styles from 220 companies showcasing the most brilliant jewels from dramatic necklaces to preppy pearls and colored stones. The all-salon event offers a first-class ambience for serious purchasing.
On Tuesday, the keynote speaker, Jim Taylor, vice chairman of The Harrison Group, a marketing and branding firm, will provided retailers with the latest trends. Following breakfast and Taylor’s presentation, retailers will visited the Salons, which stayed open until 7:00 p.m., where the most elite brands will be featured under one roof. During the afternoon, retailers were hosted to a gourmet luncheon as well as an afternoon snack of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, sponsored by Veranda Magazine, and Cigar Rolling and Scotch Tasting, sponsored by Inside Weddings Magazine.
The evening celebration began with cocktails followed by dinner and special entertainment featuring Comedian Dana Carvey, sponsored by JCK magazine. Following, all access badge holders are invited to the Late Night Lounge at the 40/40 Club in the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino.