Reed Exhibitions to Assume Management of JCK Magazine and JCKonline



Reed Exhibitions, North America, which produces The JCK Show and associated events, will assume management of JCK magazine and JCKonline, the company announced today.

Transition planning has already begun. The change was prompted following a strategic review by Reed Business Information, JCK magazine’s current owner, and a parallel consideration of brand strategy at Reed Exhibitions’ JCK Events.

"JCK has more than a century of history in the jewelry industry, and the brand is among the strongest in the world," Reed Expo Americas President Chet Burchett said in a statement. "While the industry has faced great stress in the current economic downturn, JCK Events has actually increased its investment in the value, quality and experience we deliver to our customers. The result is that this year’s JCK Las Vegas event stands among 2009’s top two or three jewelry shows in the world. We believe it is essential to continue our efforts to build the brand’s value for our customers in every context – face-to-face events, on-line products and both on-line and print content. Bringing the magazine into the broader JCK portfolio makes it easier to create greater value for our customers; it streamlines relationships and accelerates innovation and development of the brand."

Group Vice President Dave Bonaparte will assume management responsibility for JCK magazine as an integral part of his focus to grow the value of all JCK products and extend brand leadership in the North American jewelry industry.

"We have always had an excellent relationship with JCK magazine and we are excited about the potential to create new value and increasingly effective programs for our customers," said Nancy Walsh, Executive Vice President, Reed Exhibitions, North America. "Ours is a tight-knit industry where relationships, trust and value are the keys to success. That has been the commitment of both JCK Events and JCK magazine and that commitment will only deepen in the future."
ABOUT JCK EVENTS:

JCK Las Vegas 2010 will take place on June 4-7, 2010 with LUXURY by JCK, to take place June 1-3 (preceding JCK Las Vegas). The series of JCK Events are produced by JCK, and are designed to serve the worldwide jewelry industry by offering the most comprehensive and complete buying and selling opportunities on a business-to-business basis. For more information on any of the international JCK Events or to view the event’s image and video galleries, please visit us at www.jckshows.com or simply call 1-800-257-3626.