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JCK Events 2010 making strong connections with the retail jewelry industry

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(NORWALK, Conn.) - The JCK Events (June 4-7, 2010) team continues to make important connections with retail jewelers, state and national associations and through customer outreach, visits and “listening tours,” to tap into present and future needs.

Recently, the JCK Events (JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY by JCK) teams have made trips to shows in Miami and Tucson. They have conducted in-person retailer visits in the tri-state, metropolitan NY regions of the US and presented 2010 event plans and new updates to the 2011 JCK Events move to Mandalay Bay.

“We continually keep our pulse on the market by going where the industry goes and meeting retailers in their stores to see first-hand how the industry is coping with the shifts and changes in the marketplace,” said Dave Bonaparte, Group Vice President. “We have a regular schedule of advisory board meetings for both JCK and LUXURY, a combination of informal and formal meetings and a dedicated team of professionals who genuinely show their passion for the industry.”

JCK Events has created strong partnerships with the AGS (American Gem Society) and the AGS Conclave to support their association and educational activities. In addition, JCK Events has created special programming and experiences for numerous state associations including New York; New Jersey; North Carolina; South Carolina; Texas Lone Star GIAAA; Arkansas; California; Kansas; Nebraska; Iowa; Missouri.

“We have dedicated resources for retailer visits and enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to get closer to customers,” said Yancy Weinrich, Industry Vice President, JCK Events. “We come back with great insights and ideas for programming to make the JCK Events experience the best it can be. We are truly grateful for their feedback and commitment to JCK.”

And while industry development continues, many manufacturer customers are continuing to support JCK Events. For example, LUXURY and JCK Events welcomes new and returning companies from other Las Vegas shows such as Disney & Fufoo - Precious Collections along with William Henry Studio, Royal Asscher® of America, Inc., Robert Lee Morris, Assael, Fope, Furrer-Jacot, Christofle Silver, William Levine Fine Jewels and Staurino.

“Our efforts to build the most comprehensive, business-building platform for the international jewelry community is ongoing with essential business partner meeting opportunities that build and sustain relationships,” said Bonaparte. “Through these efforts, JCK continues its retail-focused positioning while understanding the difficult market environment that continues to adversely affect retailers. Therefore, we will continue to offer the successful VIP program that was a catalyst for $360,000 in sales for exhibitors at the 2009 event,” said Bonaparte. “Our mission is to support our customers’ businesses and the industry’s best interests and we will keep the strong momentum going into 2011 when we move to Mandalay Bay.”

JCK 2011 at Mandalay Bay is currently 98% sold out with all of the major industry associations and groups pledging their support. These include: The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA); Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association (HKJMA); Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA); LUXURY; Plumb Club; Prestige Promenade; Swiss Watch and Vicenza Oro Italian Pavilion. These were among the very first to sign up for 2011 and support the move to Mandalay Bay.

JCK Las Vegas 2010 will take place on June 4-7, 2010 with LUXURY by JCK, to take place June 1-3, 2009. For more information please visit www.jckshows.com or call 800-257-3626.

 
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