Last updateThu, 17 May 2018 7am

JCK Las Vegas garners wide-spread support for 2011 move to Mandalay Bay


(NORWALK, Conn.) - Customer and industry support continues to build with category-leading exhibitors, retailers, industry associations and influencers jumping on board to participate in JCK Events move to Mandalay Bay in 2011.

Exhibitor sign-ups have been huge since the announcement and include key groups such as LUXURY, Plumb Club, Prestige Promenade and Vicenza Oro Italian pavilion along with key category leaders such as Sasha Primak, Cassis, Julius Klein, Lazare Kaplan, Christian Tse Corp., ESQ Swiss, Casio, Super Bell Jewelry, AV Diamonds, Stuller, Kassoy; founding Swiss Watch exhibitors such as Baume and Mercier; Bulgari, Bell & Ross, Gucci, Swatch Group and Tag Heuer.

In addition, Industry associations expressing support include: American Gem Trade Association, American Gem Society, Diamond Council of America, Gemological Institute of America, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association, Natural Color Diamond Association, Platinum Guild International, World Gold Council and industry influencers such as Jewelers Board of Trade.

“The jewelry industry has provided early and positive support for the move,” said Dave Bonaparte, Group Vice President for JCK Events. “From the industry’s dialog on the subject, as well as our in-person and phone conversations, we are confident that JCK Las Vegas 2010 and 2011 will deliver dynamic change without sacrificing the fundamental elements that retailers have come to expect.”

Over the next several months, JCK Events will be seeking ideas and input from retailers on how to best organize the floor plan for ease of navigation and efficient buying while continuing to invest in special event programming and educational sessions that provide networking opportunities - all important factors for retail customers, based on research.

The JCK Events team will be conducting a ‘listening tour’ of retailers to better assess their buying needs and their preferences for ‘shopping’ the show. Utilizing focus groups, in-person meetings and surveys, the JCK team will be collecting insights and data to be integrated into the future floor plans.

“For the past 18 years, the JCK Show has been the jewelry show to attend. After visiting the Mandalay Bay facilities, I am convinced that the show will be better than ever in 2011. Reed Exhibitions has the foresight to revamp the entire show to make it more ‘user friendly,’ said Doug Sills, A. Link

For a full list of participants and supporters, as well as updates on JCK 2011 and the “Mandalay Bay Experience”, visit www.jck2011.com. For more information on any of the international JCK Events please visit www.jckshows.com or call 800-257-3626.