JCK Las Vegas Renews Its Commitment to Quality for 2019 Adds Excitement and Opportunity with New Venue, New Products and New Technology
JCK Las Vegas returns to the newly renovated Sands Expo & The Venetian from Friday, May 31 - Monday, June 3, 2019, with a renewed commitment to delivering a high quality experience for all involved. New technologies, new neighborhoods and exclusive new products for both the vetted buying audience and the exhibitors will bring the entire worldwide industry together, face-to-face under one roof. A badge at JCK Las Vegas allows attendees to visit over 20 curated neighborhoods and grants access to Luxury by JCK (Friday, May 31 - Monday, June 3), and access to the new Global Gemstone Pavilion and JIS Exchange, both opening on Thursday, May 30 and running through Monday, June 3.
Attendees will also have access to innovative technology-driven tools like the all-new digital lookbook, "Discovering New @ JCK," which will feature products/lines being launched at JCK Las Vegas, useful exhibitor QR codes that can be scanned to obtain more information or to keep track of visits, enhanced GPS navigation and personalized vendor suggestions through JCK Match. These innovative features create ease and efficiency for buyers and press, while exhibitors can expect enhanced services such as vault updates via text message and additional exposure to buyers via JCK Match and the Discovering New @ JCK platform.
"JCK Las Vegas 2019 is designed to create unparalleled face-to-face connections that will inspire, transcend and drive business for all attendees," states Sarin Bachmann, Event Vice President, JCK & Luxury. "The show team is leveraging new technology and customer service to help attendees discover the latest trends and to be inspired in more creative ways than ever before."
NEW SHOW DESIGN – ENHANCED NAVIGATION, QR CODES, ASK BLING SERVICE
The move back to the Sands Expo has opened the door for an entirely new show design that will assist visitors in clearly navigating to the products and brands they are seeking. The show floor is more compact and exhibitors have been grouped together even more seamlessly into neighborhoods by product type. Booth-to-booth GPS navigation available in the JCK Mobile App (once visitors activate Bluetooth on their device) makes it easier for attendees to find their way to specific booths. With exhibitor QR codes on the show floor, buyers will be able to scan exhibitor information with their phones and easily refer back to it later on. The JCK Mobile app also offers Ask Bling for on-demand digital and in-person support.
CONNECTING BUYERS & SELLERS – DISCOVER NEW @ JCK, JCK Match
JCK is also leveraging technology to improve the shopping experience. Set to debut this year, the "Discovering New @ JCK" digital lookbook is a complimentary offering to all exhibitors and retailers, designed to highlight what is new at the show. It features brand new products and designs, launching for the first time at the show, exclusive to JCK Las Vegas. Upon badge retrieval at retailer registration, buyers will automatically receive an email with a link to the lookbook, and it can also be accessed at the JCK Match booth on Level 2 on interactive screens. The Discovering New product tool will also feature exhibitor QR codes that buyers can easily scan for more information, and save for later or gather into a list of top destinations on the show floor.
"Based on vendor and attendee feedback, our team has created new ways for buyers to quickly and efficiently source and explore what is brand new at the show. Attending JCK Las Vegas provides an exclusive opportunity to see all the new products when they launch to market," says Bachmann.
In addition, JCK Match will continue matching buyers with vendors who offer the products and services they need. Attendees who used the JCK Match tool in 2018 reported higher show satisfaction ratings and engaged with more new brands than previously.
"I had a great experience with the matchmaking program, where the JCK Team introduced me to a customer that I would have never met," says Steve Mazza, Vice President of Mazza Company. "And it's turned out to be one of my best customers – all through JCK Match, the matchmaking program. He came to the booth, he liked what he saw, and each year, we have continued to build on the business."
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF – NEW NEIGHBORHOODS FOR GEMSTONES, TECHNOLOGY, ESTATE & MORE
The 2019 JCK Las Vegas show is proud to offer a greater variety of product than ever before. The new Global Gemstone Pavilion will feature over 200 global gemstone dealers/exhibitors, many of the same gemstone dealers that have previously exhibited at JCK alongside international gemstone dealers who are new to JCK, while Bella Italia, the new Italian Neighborhood, will showcase over 75 brands from Italy, both returning and new to the show. To continue to meet industry demands and keep everything under one roof, JCK will also offer Lab-Grown Diamonds, Security — in partnership with the Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) — and Retail Innovation and Essentials & Technology neighborhoods.
EDUCATION – RELEVANT TOPICS FOR JCK TALKS
For 2019, the educational series JCK Talks has designed relevant, inspiring and actionable topics including Trends, Technology in Retail, Retailer Roundtables, Today's Consumer and a Social Media Boot Camp powered by The Smithee Group. For the luxury watch industry, the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI), will sponsor ten educational sessions on various aspects of watchmaking and horology. These sessions will be taught in a 38' mobile classroom complete with eight full size, adjustable height watchmaking benches with all of the latest tools and technology.
EVENTS – NEW NETWORKING & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES
The 2019 show re-design will be both welcoming and comfortable, with modern digital signage, park benches throughout the show floor for additional seating and many dining options on and off the show floor. Coupled with exciting networking experiences like JCK's TAO Takeover on Sunday, June 2 sponsored by Effy, the 2019 JCK Las Vegas Show promises to be a truly unforgettable experience. More events, news and updates on JCK Las Vegas and Luxury coming soon.
Networking will be greatly facilitated by the easy walk between the Sands Expo to both The Venetian and The Palazzo properties, and the wide variety of hospitality and entertainment options that they offer. JCK Las Vegas is pleased to offer exclusively negotiated rates for show attendees.