CK, operated by RX, successfully wrapped its 2022 edition, exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 attendance numbers and reuniting the jewellery industry to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Some 30,000 people from all facets of the jewellery industry joined JCK and Luxury for a week of product sourcing, education, and networking. Over 17,000 attendees from 130 countries conducted business with over 1,800 exhibiting companies in more than 20 different show floor neighborhoods. The industry gathered under one roof once again at The Venetian and The Venetian Expo for JCK from June 10-13, with the return of GEMS with AGTA Las Vegas opening a day early on June 9. Luxury welcomed retailers June 8 -13, and was open to invited retailers on June 8 and 9.
“It was a celebratory and momentous year for the JCK community, which concluded with a round of loud applause from show exhibitors across all the neighborhoods, just like the first edition 30 years prior in 1992,” states Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President of RX Jewelry Group. “This edition came full circle with high energy, enthusiasm, and most importantly, connection and commerce. This year we saw an increase in attendance, quality lead generation, customer success on-site and amplified optimism for the future of innovation and trends in the jewelry industry as well as the importance of face-to-face events.”
JCK 2022 not only celebrated 30 years, but was noted by many attendees and exhibitors to be the best JCK show to date. With a focus on ease of navigation and an enhanced show floor layout including activations and inspirational moments - JCK provided attendees and exhibitors everything they needed to make the most of the 2022 show and have a thoroughly enjoyable time while getting business done.
“This was the best JCK I have been to yet and I have been to all but one! I found it very easy to navigate and find what I was looking for at all times, saving me many steps and much time,” says retailer Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers. “Between the way the floorplan was laid out and the mobile app allowing me to enter a booth number with step-by-step directions to find it. I loved the ease of the mobile app and the clearly marked aisles! I was able to be very productive and enjoyed myself as well, especially at the JCK Rocks event, both the show and the after party. Everyone I spoke to was extremely happy!”
Exhibitors felt the energy and high foot traffic on the show floor as well, with attendance numbers exceeding those of 2019, JCK and Luxury’s first year back at The Venetian.
“This year’s Luxury show brought retailers that were there to do business, including many new retailers. With our men’s collection by Marco Dal Maso alone, we opened more than 30 new accounts and had the opportunity to reconnect with many of our current partners. The strategic curation and elevated ambience of the Luxury show and experience far exceeded our expectations. We cannot wait until next year,” said Mark Pasdon of Gioelli Group.
The JCK Talks education program returned in a new format to arm attendees with relevant actionable tools, insights, and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. JCK Talks opened the day before the JCK show floor with special sessions located on the Level 1 meeting rooms. JCK Talks sessions were held live on the Showcase Stage in the new Innovation Hub area with expert speakers and panel discussions. JCK Talks formatted the programming to allow for comprehensive tracks - creating a full, multi-session experience each day. Many of the JCK Talks and Keynote sessions were recorded and available to watch on-demand for a limited time on JCK Pro.
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and JCK also announced that AGTA GemFair Las Vegas has extended their partnership with JCK through at least 2025. “This is exciting news for AGTA and our members, especially after such a successful show for us at JCK,” said Kimberly Collins, AGTA President. AGTA GemFair Las Vegas will be located on the main floor next to the Luxury and Plumb Club Pavilions at the Venetian Expo.
Bachmann added: “We are thrilled to bring an important partner such as AGTA back into the fold with an expanded long-term commitment. We received great feedback on having AGTA back at JCK and are excited to let the industry know they can count on finding AGTA at JCK in Las Vegas for many more years ahead."
SAVE THE DATE FOR JCK 2023:
- JCK: June 2-5, 2023
- GEMS & JCK Talks: June 1-5, 2023
- Luxury Invitation Only: May 31 - June 5, 2023, By Invitation Only May 31 & June 1
- The Venetian Expo & The Venetian