JCK Talks

About JCK Talks 2016

Building off a successful 2015 launch, JCK Talks arms retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. Refreshed content for 2016 includes an action packed day of influential speakers, providing you with critical takeaways that deliver 'Solutions for your Store'. JCK Talks will kick off on Thursday, June 2, one day before the JCK Las Vegas show floor opens. New for 2016, sessions will continue on Friday, June 3 with a spotlight on our industry partners during JCK Talks - Afternoon with the Associations.

Continue your week (Friday, June 3- Monday, June 6) on the show floor at the new Showcase Stage featuring morning vendor presentations followed by afternoon retailer panels and trend downloads from famed industry experts, editors, bloggers and award winning Hollywood stylists.


Session Updates

JCK Talks announces Synthetic Panel: Lab-Grown Diamonds: Threat or Opportunity (Or Both?)
Join JCK’s own, Rob Bates as he moderates you through this can’t-miss session:  Lab-grown diamonds. Do they threaten the natural market? Are they a gateway for new opportunities in our industry? What do jewelers need to know to make informed decisions in their buying and selling activities? Join a GIA scientist, the CEO of Diamond Producers Association, and top executives at Stuller, Diamond Foundry, and Gabriel & Co.  to hear their perspective as they debate about this much-talked-about new category.

JCK Talks 2016 Keynote announced: Frances Jones of Cole Media Management
Join us at 9:00 AM on Thursday, June 2 in South Seas where Frances will share highlights from her book, “10 Things You Can Do Today to Wow Tomorrow”. She will discuss how to incorporate the 12 most persuasive words in the English language; techniques for inter-office conflict resolution; how to read others’ body language to decode unspoken agendas and achieve your objective; and more!


Talk of the Town - JCK Las VegasTalk of the Town

Talk of the Town: Chad Rodriguez, OgilvyOne

This week we sat down with Chad Rodriguez, the senior director of product and service design at OgilvyOne. Catch his JCK Talks session on Thursday, June 2  at 12:00 pm in Tradewinds meeting room C/D, pool level...

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Industry News

Oh Kay! Industry’s Biggest Brand Sees 7 Percent Comp Jump, Opens 42 New Stores

Every lift begins with Kay. Signet Jewelers’ leading brand posted a whopping 7.4 percent comp increase over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and contributed to its parent company’s impressive 4.9 percent comp jump for the period (ended Jan. 30). The company also opened 42 new Kay stores over the past year, the largest number of any Signet brand…

Randi Zuckerberg Shares Big Insights Into the Future of Retail

WJA’s 13th annual In the Know conference—themed “Blurring the Lines”—kicked off March 10 with a phenomenal keynote presentation by Randi Zuckerberg, whose little brother, Mark, you may have heard of (hint: His social media company boasts nearly 1.6 billion active users)...

New Google Technology Lets Consumers Pay for Things With Their Faces

A new Google payment method, currently being piloted in the San Francisco Bay Area, allows people to pay for items without reaching for their wallets or their phones, in some cases by using cameras that scan their faces and match them with a profile photo...


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