(NORWALK, Conn.) - Luxury is reporting that their 2014 show is poised to impress. This year’s show will feature the first annual Luxury Retailer of the Year award, a re-imagined format for events that will include more networking, outdoor gatherings at the pool at the Four Seasons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show, and their ever popular Dine-Out, including six restaurants at Mandalay Bay, never before offered.
You’ll see more brand environments with Tacori joining Scott Kay in a ballroom which provides each brand the opportunity to entertain, sell, and network within their own intimate, exclusive environments.
“We are very excited about the Luxury program this year,” said John Tierney, Industry Vice President for Luxury and Swiss Watch. “Between the fresh new exhibitors at Luxury and the Italian designers in Elite Enclave, to the always popular breakfast speaker program and plenty of networking opportunities (during show hours and after), there is so much to take advantage of.
“We are also thrilled to initiate the longtime-coming Retailer of the Year Award for the Luxury group.”
The Luxury Retailer of the Year Award, in its inaugural year, will honor the Luxury retailers who best innovate and sell both fashion and fine jewelry. The five finalists will be featured throughout the Luxury show, encouraging retailers and exhibitors to cast their votes. The winner will be announced in a special presentation on Thursday, May 29.
Both retailers and exhibitors alike will delight in Luxury’s speaker program. A highlight year after year, the speaker roster will be kicked off by veteran jewelry professional, Diane Warga-Arias. With her influential blog, The Jewelry Activist, Warga-Arias advocates for quality standards across fine jewelry categories and serves as an in-the-know jewelry champion.
Finally, the annual Luxury Gala event will take its revelry up another notch this year, morphing from a sit down dinner to a cocktail party followed by an evening with the immortalized King of Pop. After libations and plentiful hors d’oeuvres, Luxury All-Access badge holders will be given a ticket to Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour Show” - moonwalking and networking are sure to ensue.
Luxury will take place May 27 through June 2 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.