It's finally here! Welcome to JCK Las Vegas. This editorially curated community newsletter breaks down the latest event news, trends, education, social and travel information in an easy to skim format. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.
While navigating Las Vegas Jewelry week, let JCK pick you up. JCK is providing complimentary shuttle service throughout the day around Las Vegas, view our shuttle schedule to see the routes and times they are running. If you need a ride after shuttle hours or to a different destination –we can help! We've partnered with Lyft, the rideshare app, to give new Lyft users $50 in ride credits to be used throughout the week in Las Vegas. Click here to download Lyft and redeem your $50 in ride credits now.
If you have any questions reach out to any of our JCK Insiders. We'd love to hear from you!
Style Role Call
A trio of trends to spot on the JCK show floor
There are myriad reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas. Many go to enrich their store's jewelry selection, to see the latest styles and technology from their favorite brands and suppliers, to meet new brands, to restock the staples. Some go to catch up with industry friends and connections, to get the next story, to seek out the styles, to reconnect. For most, JCK Las Vegas is a mix of business and pleasure (in the Las Vegas setting, with a schedule filled with both entertainment and education, how can it be anything but pleasure?). But no matter why you go, the latest trends are bound to get on your radar. You can be planning to introduce your customers to something new, anticipating demand, or even just Instagramming about it–but you're probably going to spot some commonalities from booth to booth. So to give you a head start on your jewelry week adventures, view what Britt is calling "the three styles that promise to rock the show floor in 2016".
Don't leave for JCK Without...
With the completed construction to the convention center we've remerchandised the show floor by grouping companies with similar product categories into their rightful neighborhoods. The JCK Mobile app will help you find your way around the new layout with turn-by-turn GPS directions and up to the minute exhibitor, event and education information - it truly has it all!
Plus if you log-in using your MY SHOW account you'll be able to view your personal vendor recommendations based off of the sourcing information you provided when you registered, as well as, the ability to save exhibitors, events and education sessions to your favorites.
The JCK Mobile app is free and easy to start using. Here's how:
- Download the JCK Mobile app from your app store or go to www.jckmobile.com.
- At the show, switch on your Bluetooth® so your mobile device knows where you are.
- See your location on the show floor and find your next destination with ease.
Can't-miss JCK Talks Sessions
JCK's education and publicity teams have procured the most sought-after editors, tastemakers and costume designers for a series of talks and panel discussions that will entertain, enlighten and empower audiences. On the roster: Editors from Glamour, The Zoe Report, and OliviaPalermo.com, global jewelry blogger GEMOLOGUE, and Hollywood Costume Designers: Lyn Paolo, ABC's Scandal, Lauren Bott, Fox's Scream Queens, and Ann Foley, ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
JCK Talks also gets down to business with hard hitting education topics on Thursday, June 2 (one day before the show floor opens) including: "Lab-Grown Diamonds: Threat or Opportunity (or Both?)" with insider panelist including: Stanley Zale, Stuller; Jack Gabriel, Gabriel & Co.; Maarten de Witte, Diamond Foundry; Dr. James Shigley, GIA; and Jean-Marc Lieberherr, Diamond Producers Association. Education continues throughout the week with Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group who will present "Diamond Dynamics and the Consumer Experience" on Sunday, June 5. For a complete JCK Talks schedule click here.
- JCK Breakfast Marketing Briefing from the Diamond Producers Association
June 3, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level
The recently formed Diamond Producers Association will provide insights into the changing needs of today's jewelry consumers and unveil a communications platform for diamonds which promises to reinvigorate the category and win over the hearts and minds of the millennial segment.
- Cocktails & Conversation with GEMOLOGUE
June 4, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, The Showcase Stage, Bayside, Level 1
Discover trend insights from international, multicultural jewellery blogger, consultant and creative muse; GEMOLOGUE.
- Ready, Set, Go! - Work with the experts to jump-start your marketing TODAY!
June 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, The Showcase Stage, Bayside, Level 1
Ben Smithee goes back to baaaaack with special guest speakers Monday, June 6 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm for interactive learning sessions that will help you take the next step in your marketing. Ben (and special guests) will work with you in a hands-on way to give you specific feedback, consultation, and ideas to help propel your brand into the future.
View full JCK Talks schedule »
Snap, Share, and #JCKLasVegas
At JCK Las Vegas, there's something share-worthy happening at nearly every corner. The easiest way to keep up with it real time is by searching #JCKLasVegas! Tomorrow JCK Las Vegas 2016 commences and come next Tuesday, we'll be thankful we can search #JCKLasVegas and be instantly taken back to the sparkle and celebrations that occurred. Include #JCKLasVegas on social media and tag @JCKEvents for a chance to get reposted on our account.
*ONSITE TAKEOVER ALERT:
Sunday, June 5 Founder of HowHeAsked.com and recent HowSheAsked.com, Stacy Stahl is taking over JCK Event's Instagram to document her discoveries, because who wouldn't want to see a jewelry show through a bridal guru's eyes? Follow JCK Events on Instagram.
Events Not to Miss
From a star studded welcome party and fashion show sponsored by TOUS, to the Evening of Design sponsored by Berkley--a must attend fete for the fashion set honoring the Design Center's most talented, to the unforgettable Rocks the Beach party headlined by Train, the industry will be celebrating the whole week through-and probably talking for days after. Find the full events schedule here.
Here are a few not to miss:
- Evening of Design - Design Center Top 50 & Editor's Choice Awards
Friday, June 3, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, The Loft, Palm Foyer, Level 3
Join us as we celebrate sense of design with these special awards recognizing those who break the boundaries of jewelry design, innovation and originality. The Top Designer Retailer will be announced as well as the 3 winners of the Editor's Choice Awards.*Stick around for the Passion Project at JCK beginning at 8:00 pm in The Loft.
- One-on-one with New York Times Best Selling Author of Stoned, Aja Raden
Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, The Showcase Stage, Bayside, Level 1
Can't-miss one-on-one conversation moderated by JCK's own Victoria Gomelsky with Aja Raden, the Author of Stoned - A New York Times Best Seller!
- JCK Rocks the Beach
Sunday, June 5, 8:30 pm, The Beach at Mandalay Bay
Celebrate a night of entertainment in the sand-and-surf at JCK Rocks the Beach 2016. You won't want to miss this live performance at the Beach at Mandalay Bay from headliner Train! You will need a ticket to attend. Please visit any of the ticket counters on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Dress in casual beach attire and be sure to plan in advance.