Rudy Giuliani to be the JCK NY Invitational keynote speaker

The recent launch of The JCK NYC Invitational has been met with tremendous support and enthusiasm since its announcement in March. And it has bagged one of New York City’s most important citizens as its keynote speaker: Rudolph Giuliani.

The new show, created for high volume retailers and the industry leaders, designers, and manufacturers who sell to them, will be held March 5 -7, 2006, at The Hilton in New York City.

“By kicking off the event with such a global powerhouse that is affectionately synonymous with New York City itself, we are sending the message that this is a unique and vibrant venue for the global marketplace,” said Dave Bonaparte, vice president of The JCK Shows. “We are honored to be able to present such a respected business and political figure and to bring our high powered attendees big picture philosophies about business operations and cause and effect relationships.”

The JCK NYC Invitational is a niche event born out of industry demand for a high volume focused event within the winter buying cycle. It offers a convenient and comprehensive destination to find the latest trends and collections from a variety of designers and manufacturers.

“JCK has a history of producing first-rate events that deliver value for my company and its employees,” Mary Forté, president and CEO, Zale Corp. “The new JCK NY Invitational is well timed and provides a great opportunity and convenience for Zale to get business done. I have confidence that JCK will produce a valuable and professional event that will benefit all jewelry retailers who attend.”

The Plumb Club has thrown its support behind the event and more than 250 companies have asked to participate.

In addition, a retail advisory board, consisting of some of the strongest and most powerful retail brands in the jewelry industry, has been established to present ideas and provide feedback.

The JCK Show – Las Vegas, LUXURY by JCK and LUXURY Swiss Watch by JCK, Diamonds by JCK and the newly launched JCK NY Invitational 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 exhibiting at The JCK NY Invitational, please contact your JCK sales representative directly or John Tierney at 203.840.5470 or via email at

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