JCK Shining Bright

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JCK Shining Bright

Annual event lights up the strip

One can’t help but anticipate spring 2018 considering the wallop from winter most of us just endured. Fortunately, spring also means it is time for JCK Las Vegas. The warm weather and bright Nevada sun are complemented by the industry’s leading annual trade show, a must-attend event to meet well-known industry experts and influencers, and to learn what’s new.

JCK Las Vegas 2018 will run from June 1–4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino once again, where nearly 23,000 retailers are expected to attend. The show brings together over 30,000 professionals from around the globe amid a veritable treasure trove of impressive jewelry offerings at the exhibition, while the jewelry community shares networking and education opportunities.

As usual, there will be an remarkable lineup of sessions at “JCK Talks”, awards events, and plenty of celebrating at breakfast and dinner. If you’re planning on attending this year’s show, here is a quick rundown of highlights.

What to Expect

— 2,300+ international exhibitors, showcasing finished jewellery, watches, loose stones, equipment, supplies, technology, and security and business solutions
— 23,000+ attending retailers
— 9,400+ retail stores, including independents, majors, department stores, boutiques, and galleries
— 24+ neighbourhoods organized by product category, including bridal, costume jewellery, timepieces, custom work, diamonds, equipment, and much more.

What to Do

Retailers can take advantage of numerous educational and charitable events, the exhibits, merchandising & display, and panel discussions. Here are just a few of the hottest events:

Thursday, May 31

5:30AM–7:00AM: Jewelers for Children – Rings of Strength
9:30AM6:00PM: LUXURY Exhibits/AGTA GemFair™ Open
10:00AM–6:00PM: JCK Talks – Discover Solutions for your Store at JCK Talks
6:30PM–8:30PM: Diamond Empowerment Fund Diamonds Do Good Gala

Friday, June 1

7:45AM–9:30AM: Jewelers’ Choice Awards Breakfast
9:30AM–6:00PM: JCK Exhibits/LUXURY Exhibits/AGTA GemFair™/Estate Jewelry & Watch Open
10:00AM–6:00PM: JCK Talks – Afternoon with the Associations

Saturday, June 2

7:15AM–9:15 AM: Plumb Club Breakfast
9:30AM–6:00PM: JCK Exhibits/LUXURY Exhibits/AGTA GemFair™/Estate Jewelry & Watch Open
10:00AM–6:00PM: JCK Talks – The Showcase Stage

6:30PM–11:00PM: Plumb Club Gala

Sunday, June 3

9:30AM–6:00PM: JCK Exhibits/LUXURY Exhibits/AGTA GemFair™/Estate Jewelry & Watch Open
10:00AM–6:00PM: JCK Talks – The Showcase Stage
6:00PM–10:00PM: Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope Dinner
8:00PM–11:00PM: JCK Rocks The Bowl

Monday, June 4

9:30AM–6:00PM: JCK Exhibits/LUXURY Exhibits/AGTA GemFair™/Estate Jewelry & Watch Open

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