JCK Show
June 6 - 9, 2025
The Venetian Expo | Las Vegas, NV

Sugar Ray Leonard Announced as the 2024 JCK Keynote Speaker
Along with JCK Talks Conference Programming

Norwalk, CT (April 2, 2024) - JCK, the most important jewelry buying experience globally, operated by RX, is thrilled to announce legendary boxing icon and champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming event. Taking place from May 31 to June 3, 2024, at The Venetian Expo & The Venetian Resort, the show will also feature a comprehensive JCK Talks conference program, open to all attendees.

The JCK Keynote, titled "The Power to Win!" presented by Sugar Ray Leonard, will be held on Saturday, June 1, in the San Polo Ballroom, Level 3 of the Venetian and is sponsored by Platinum Guild International. Doors will open at 8:00 AM with the session starting at 8:30 AM. As a legendary boxing champion in five weight divisions, an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Hall of Famer, bestselling author, a television personality, ringside analyst, philanthropist and Founder of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, this keynote will delve into the universal principles of success, drawing parallels between achievements in athletics and business. With captivating storytelling, Leonard will share insights on discipline, focus, determination, preparation, attitude and overcoming challenges, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to pursue greatness in their own endeavors.

“Sugar Ray Leonard is an enormously charismatic figure, and we are excited for him to share his powerful journey of what it took to reach his dreams of Olympic Gold and get to the top of his professional boxing career, and then transition from life as an athlete to a successful entrepreneur. We know all that attend will leave with renewed enthusiasm and a commitment to being the best,” says Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President for the RX jewelry portfolio and event leader for JCK. “In addition to the JCK Keynote, the JCK Talks educational programming will feature a purposefully curated, insightful, relevant and inspiring lineup of sessions, providing attendees with actionable takeaways from subject matter experts and industry thought leaders. Thank you to Platinum Guild International for sponsoring this exciting Keynote!”

Beginning on Thursday, May 30, the JCK Talks 101 sessions will be conducted in a classroom-style setting off the show floor. Additional sessions with focused tracks from trends to innovation are scheduled from May 31 to June 2 on the Showcase Stage and Social Stage located on Level 2 of the show floor. The Showcase Stage sessions include multi-perspective panels and dedicated single-speaker sessions. The ‘Track’ format divides sessions into eight main topics including: Hot Topics, Trends, Business Management, Sales, Innovation, Sustainability & Ethics, Your Development, and Marketing – which will run each hour from 10:00 am to the last session starting at 5:00 pm each day.

The JCK Social Stage also located on Level 2 of the show floor will feature digital strategists, content creators and influencers, offering actionable takeaways for content creation, social media engagement, growth and cultivating authenticity. The 30-minute sessions will run from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm each day and will cover a spectrum of topics, from influencer-led panels to demonstrations, providing attendees with practical knowledge to enhance their online presence and engagement. Friday’s sessions will focus on content, Saturday will dive into data and analytics, while Sunday puts it into practice with how-to’s.

The JCK Keynote and JCK Talks sessions are open and complimentary to all attendees on a first-come seating basis. Seating is limited and a badge is required to attend all sessions.

The full schedule of programming and events are available on the website.

JCK: Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2024
Luxury: Wednesday, May 29 – Monday, June 3, By Invitation Only May 29 & May 30

Select Events and Features Opening on Thursday, May 30:
NEW for 2024: The Hong Kong Pavilion, Moving to the Level 1 Ballrooms
NEW for 2024: The Sustainability Summit at JCK, Level 3
GEMS Featuring AGTA, Level 2
JCK Talks, Level 1, Venetian Meeting Rooms 101 and 102

Qualified jewelry trade professionals can register here.

For more information on hotel bookings and travel, visit here.


About JCK

Considered the most important jewelry exhibition in the world, the award-winning JCK show provides the global jewelry trade community the optimal stage for business growth by uniting the industry to buy, sell, network, learn and discover. A one-stop destination with the most diverse selection of professionals and products, JCK is jewelry’s most important gathering. Having been a launchpad for jewelry trends, products, and brands for three decades, JCK offers unrivaled access to quality buyers and sellers with 18,000 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors annually. This is where the jewelry industry and its media partners unite to do business, make vital connections, and get inspired during multiple days of product discovery and exceptional experiences. Visit lasvegas.jckonline.com

About Luxury

The jewelry event that defines Luxury. An ultra-curated and exclusive jewelry buying experience, Luxury caters to the niche, high-end jewelry market. Only the most prestigious and affluent jewelers are invited to this two-day program of appointments, relaxed networking and amenity-packed shopping experience. Luxury attendees receive convenient access to exhibitors from across the globe at JCK, considered the most important jewelry exhibition in North America, to discover trends and meet all their sourcing needs under one roof, from settings and findings, to loose stones, to equipment and technology, from high end to fashion, and everything in between. Luxury provides the best place to do business in a high-end, secure environment. Visit luxury.jckonline.com

About RX

RX is a global leader in events and exhibitions, leveraging industry expertise, data, and technology to build businesses for individuals, communities, and organisations. With a presence in 25 countries across 42 industry sectors, RX hosts approximately 350 events annually. RX is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX empowers businesses to thrive by leveraging data-driven insights and digital solutions. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, visit www.rxglobal.com.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 36,000 people over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investors.

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Media Contacts

Jen Cullen Williams, Luxury Brand Group, [email protected]

MJ McGrath, Marketing Director, JCK & Luxury, [email protected]