(NORWALK, Conn.) – JCK Virtual, JCK Las Vegas & Luxury’s online trade event, features a full slate of daily virtual programming including JCK Talks sessions, keynote speaker presentations, trend spotlights, informative webinars, networking, charity and more. Topics covered include changing retail marketplace, marketing, technology, tools, cyber fraud trends and prevention, and business growth. See the full schedule here.
JCK Virtual, open to all jewelry professionals, is a platform to reconnect with the industry and to view the latest products and services from JCK & Luxury exhibitors through interactive product and exhibitor directories, video-based appointments that you can schedule directly in the platform and more. You must be registered to gain access to the platform’s full features, including the product and exhibitor directories. The robust virtual trade show takes place Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14, 2020 with Luxury Experience opening Monday, August 10, 2020 by invitation only. Register at virtual.jckonline.com.
The JCK Virtual platform brings the best of JCK Las Vegas & Luxury to the global industry online. For one week only, it offers product discovery and opportunities to reconnect via interactive product and exhibitor directories – searchable by product category, JCK Las Vegas & Luxury show neighborhood and country. Registered attendees can attend the JCK Talks education program and networking events while browsing these directories and in between virtual appointments with exhibitors.
“What sets JCK Virtual’s education program apart from other online conferences is its robust content offerings designed to help guests strategize and navigate this uncharted year ahead. We created the program so guests can plan an agenda that works for their schedules. Each day there are several 30-minute content sessions where attendees will get key learnings from experts in marketing, design, digital and more. Additionally, there are trend presentations in 10+ categories featuring the industry’s top experts. We also have daily keynotes coverings topics on consumer trends, the state of retail and the future of responsible sourcing. There truly is something for everyone. The caliber of the speakers is topnotch,” says Kate Youngstrom, JCK & Luxury Director of Special Events & Conference. “Plus, there are opportunities each day for virtual networking – with chats, meetings and fun events – to reconnect with friends and colleagues. We are thankful to our Presenting Sponsor, Jewelers Mutual, and our Trends Sponsor, GIA, for helping us produce insightful content that helps this wonderful industry and get back to business.”
Daily Keynotes include:
Luxury Opening Keynote: Time to Connect: Evolving Consumer Perceptions and the Unique Role of Diamonds in the New Normal
Presented by Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers Group
During the Luxury Experience | Monday, August 10 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
View details here
JCK Virtual Live Opening Keynote: Retail in 2020: Before, During & After
Presented by Bill Thorne, SVP of National Retail Federation
Tuesday, August 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
View details here
Why Responsible Businesses Win
Presented by Responsible Jewellery Council
Wednesday, August 12 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
View details here
2020 Industry Trends Survey Results
Presented by Yancy Weinrich, COO of Reed Exhibitions, and Rob Bates, News Director of JCK Magazine
Thursday, August 13 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
View details here
In addition to daily keynotes, each day, registered attendees and exhibitors will have complimentary access to multiple 30-minute expert-led education sessions and 10-minute trend segments that feature influencers, editors and forecasters covering the latest trends in the jewelry and watch industry. The JCK Virtual platform makes it easy for attendees to plan an agenda that works for their schedule by saving the sessions into their own Schedule Planner. The program is designed to fit into anyone’s personal schedule at home or work.
JCK Talks Trends, moderated by Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief of JCK Magazine, takes attendees on a tour of the jewelry and watch industry. In quick 10-minute segments, attendees will hear from leading market trend experts on what’s new and next in the JCK & Luxury neighborhoods: Bridal, Bridge & Currents, Luxury trends, Design and Design@Luxury, Gemstones, Clockwork, and Exchange & First Look. The JCK Talks sessions are followed by time for attendees to “browse, meet and merchandise” in each neighborhood in the platform.
In support of JCK’s views that we are stronger together, there are also opportunities to give back during JCK Virtual with program options that support charities and funds for larger initiatives:
- JCK Talks session, Promoting Diversity in The Diamond Industry, presented by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.: its sponsor, De Beers Group, will donate $10 per viewer to the JCK Industry Fund’s new Diversity & Inclusivity Grant, up to 500 viewers.
- Jewelers for Children will host a Virtual Rings of Strength: an online version of its annual Las Vegas charity run. Each day, participants can track their steps for a virtual contest that will raise funds to support children in need. Register and donate here.
JCK Virtual’s JCK Talks presenting sponsor is Jewelers Mutual Group, and JCK Trends sponsor is GIA.
JCK Virtual takes place Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14, 2020, for qualified jewelry industry registered attendees, and the Luxury Experience on Monday, August 10, 2020, open by invitation only to Luxury qualified jewelers. The daily schedule will run from 10:00 AM EST – 6 PM EST. Additionally, the platform will be open 24/7 during the show week to browse products and schedule and hold appointments.
Learn more about JCK Virtual here.