May 15, 2008 13:38 ET

Special Events Abound at JCK Las Vegas

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - From May 30 - June 3, 2008, jewelry retailers from around the world will gather at JCK Las Vegas to meet with colleagues, explore the latest trends and attend some of the year's most exciting and informative special events.

Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 -- Pre-Show Events
   -- The JCK Conference Program will feature over 35 business relevant
   -- The AGTA GemFair™ opens at the Venetian Hotel offering a wide
      selection of colored gemstones, cultured pearls and jewelry.

Friday, May 30, 2008 -- Show Floor Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
   -- Hip hop mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons will share insights
      during the opening day keynote presentation with a Q&A session
      moderated by Martin Rapaport at 8:30 am in the Venetian.
   -- The JCK Welcome Reception and Fashion Show at Caesars Palace from
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Open to all attendees wearing badges.
   -- Conde Nast Bridal Media will host a party at the TAO Nightclub in the
      Venetian from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Invitation Only.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 -- Show Floor Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
   -- Jewelers of America will host an Executive Roundtable Discussion:
      "Retailer-Supplier Relationships: Changing Expectations," starting
      at 8:30 am.
   -- Shane Decker of Ex-SELL-Ence will present "Where Have All the Stores
      Gone?" during an afternoon Keynote Presentation from
      12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.
   -- The California Jewelers Association will host a Champagne Reception.
      Invitation Only.
   -- The Plumb Club will host a dinner to recognize their customers and
      partners. Invitation Only.

Sunday, June 1, 2008 -- Show Floor Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
   -- The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) will host a breakfast
      event in the Venetian Ballrooms at 9:00 am.
   -- Retailers are invited to The Tanzanite Quality Scale to learn more
      about this cherished and sought-after gemstone at 9:15 am in the
      Venetian Ballrooms.
   -- Enjoy exotic Thai and Oriental cuisine with the Thai Gem and Jewelry
      Traders Association at the Thai Networking Lunch and Product Preview,
      from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. in Venetian Ballrooms.
   -- Two industry greats will join together for the Innovative Shopping
      Experiences & the Gabrielle Diamond special event luncheon at 12:00
      pm. Legendary Gabrielle Tolkowsky & Renowned Educationalist Diane
      Warga-Arias will inform and educate.
   -- The Top 50 Retailer Awards will be presented at 2:30 pm in the Design
      Center on Level 2 of the Sands Expo Center.
   -- Join LeVian for their Red Carpet Revue 2008 in the Level 4 Ballrooms
      at the Venetian Hotel from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  "InStyle" and LeVian
      will come together to forecast the 2009 fashion and fine jewelry
   -- The Jewelers for Children, 10th Anniversary Facets of Hope
      Celebration will take place in the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian
      Hotel starting at 6:30 pm.

Monday, June 2, 2008 -- Show Floor Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
   -- Martin Rapaport will present the "State of the Diamond Industry"
      starting at 8:00 am.  RSVP required to
   -- The breakfast keynote will be followed by the Bankers Conference
      and Fair Trade Jewelry Conference. RSVP required to
   -- The WJA Diva Awards will be held at TAO Asian Bistro -- Opium Room
      from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Invitation Only.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 -- Show Floor Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
   -- Visit Level 3 of the Venetian Hotel and enter for your chance to win
      a LG 42" Flat Panel LCD HDTV.
   -- Visit the Design Center on Level 2 at 1:00 pm for the Design Center
      Sweepstakes where a retailer will win a $2,500 Merchandise Credit to
      put toward any order placed with a Design Center Exhibitor.

JCK Las Vegas 2009 will be held Saturday, May 30 - Wednesday, June 3. Note the day pattern change to accommodate those who observe Shavuot. For the most up-to-date information on all special events, visit


The series of JCK Events are produced by JCK, the leading producer of trade events in the fine jewelry industry. The JCK Events are designed to serve the worldwide jewelry industry by offering the most comprehensive and complete buying and selling opportunities on a business-to-business basis. Upcoming events include LUXURY and PREMIERE to be held Tuesday, May 27 - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas; The 17th Annual JCK Las Vegas to be held Friday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Sands Expo Center/Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; the 6th Annual Swiss Watch by JCK to be held May 30 through June 3, 2008 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas; JCK New Delhi to be held July 5-8, 2008 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi, India; JCK Toronto to be held August 10-12, 2008 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Collections by JCK to be held September 24-25, 2008 at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and LUXURY Bermuda to be held March 15-18, 2009 at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:
    Amy Riemer
    Media Relations
    JCK Events
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