May 18, 2017

With less than 3 weeks until we arrive at JCK Las Vegas (Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 8), we wanted to make sure you have all the latest event news, trends, education, and travel information you need in an easy-to-skim format. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.

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Walk Down the Aisle – A Preview of JCK Las Vegas’ Bridal Neighborhood

Walk Down the Aisle – A Preview of JCK Las Vegas’ Bridal Neighborhood


As one of the main pillars of most retail stores, bridal jewelry—engagement rings, wedding bands—will be a priority for many traveling to JCK Las Vegas. There will be, as ever, demand for the more traditional looks: Solitaires, the halo (which, once considered a trend, has arguably earned the label of classic), two-tone styles, and the like. There will also be a treasure hunt for new trends, in which there is plenty to be discovered: Wide, woven, loopy designs, that add a free-spirited, flowy aesthetic to the traditional engagement ring; colored gemstone rings, which remain a popular alternative to the conventional; and even rings that are more on the “fashion” side, taking the place of both engagement ring and wedding band on the left hand. And for good measure, there’s an assortment of the still-beloved rose gold, ranging from fashion-forward to classic

Click over to the Trend Files to preview what you’ll find in the Bridal Neighborhood at JCK »


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The JCK Team is Gearing Up for Las Vegas!

The JCK Team is Gearing Up for Las Vegas!

JCK Las Vegas is right around the corner and we can’t contain our excitement! As we start gearing up for the show, we wanted to share some of our JCK survival tips with you….

“Water! And this year you’ll be able to find plenty of it with new water stations sprinkled throughout the convention center and Plumb Club sponsored water bottles!” Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President

“It’s all about the shoes! While being stylish may be top of mind comfort should be the #1 factor when determining which shoes to pack for walking around the show floor. Bring choices and be prepared to switch them out mid-day.” Lauren Laramore, Marketing Director

“Water and rest! Don’t overdo it and sleep when you can!” Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager

“AHCS: Always Have Chap Stick. Vegas is a dry place, and if you’re lips are chapped and cracked, you’re not going to have fun talking to people, smiling or enjoying a cocktail. Moisturizing all day is key!”Hannah Connorton, Retailer Account Manager

Read more about how we are preparing for the show and what we are most looking forward to on the Insider Blog »


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Essential Planning Tools for JCK Las Vegas

Planning Essentials for JCK Las Vegas


The JCK show floor features over 2,300 of the finest jewelers and providers intelligently merchandised for an easier shopping experience. The first step to any successful trip begins with a solid plan, so we encourage you to begin taking advantage of all of the pre-show planning tools instantly available to you once you register.

My Show
Once you register, you’ll receive your log-in information to your My Show account, the official planning tool for JCK Las Vegas. After logging in to your My Show account, you will be able to create your own personalized plan by saving your favorite vendors, making note of their booth location, previewing new products and show specials.

JCK Mobile
Before you arrive to the show, be sure to download the official JCK Mobile App in the app store and log in to sync with your My Show account, allowing you to access all of your saved information. Plus, you can use JCK Mobile’s GPS capabilities to navigate your way around the show floor.

JCK Match
Looking for more? JCK’s exhibitor recommendations tool, JCK Match, provides you with personal vendor recommendations based on the product interests and price-points you selected during registration. There is also a dedicated area for JCK Match (Booth #B29137) on the show floor where our team can provide you with recommendations for the products, exhibitors, and Neighborhoods that best fit your needs.


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Discover ‘Solutions for your Store’ with JCK Talks

JCK Retail Feature: Cheri Swan, Something Silver


Discover solutions for your store with new refreshed content for 2017. JCK Talks will kick off on Sunday, June 4 and will continue throughout the week with a spotlight on our industry partners during Afternoon with the Associations and the Showcase Stage on the show floor.

Learn Insights about the Evolving Marketplace – JCK Talks arms retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate.

Discover Best Practices for Your Digital Dilemmas – Check out our can’t miss “Hands on Social Media” sessions and discover the best practices for your digital dilemmas. Bring your iPad, tablet, your smart phone or laptop – in these sessions you will make powerful changes to your social media as you learn them live!

Meet the Industry Experts Discussing Hot Topics – Gain insights on the industry through vendor presentations, and retailer panels and trend downloads from famed industry experts, editors and bloggers.

View the full JCK Talks schedule here »


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Vegas on a Dime – Where to Eat & How to Ride

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Transportation

Hop on a free shuttle to Mandalay Bay from all official JCK Hotels—shuttles run daily from all JCK show hotels to Mandalay Bay from Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7 every 10 – 15 minutes. On Thursday, June 8 shuttles will run every 25 – 30 minutes.

Free daily show shuttles for all badged JCK guests include:

Mandalay Bay Campus Shuttle – To/From Delano, Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons & Shark Reef
JIS Tropicana Shuttle – To / From Tropicana & Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Parking Lot Shuttle – To/From Parking Lot (across street) & Mandalay Bay Convention Center
The Wynn Shuttles – Outside of Alsace Meeting Rooms; Mandalay Shuttle Drop – Shark Reef

View the full shuttle schedule here »

Parking

Mandalay Bay Campus Parking Rates

Registered guests staying at an MGM Resorts property will receive complimentary self-parking at Mandalay Bay and Delano, June 2 – June 8, by swiping their hotel room key in the garage. Non-MGM property hotel guests who self-park at any MGM Resorts parking facility for longer than one hour will be subject to a parking fee. View rates here »

Where to eat

To help you plan your trip around your budget and taste preferences we have put together a list of restaurants for you that:

  • Has an average price per entrée of $30 or less
  • Highly ranked on YELP!
  • Shows the approximate driving time from the JCK Las Vegas Show at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

View full list of affordable dining options here »

JCK Las Vegas 2017

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