5 Things to Know About JCK Las Vegas 2022
From education sessions to after-hours events, here’s what attendees can expect at this year’s show.
The 2022 JCK show is set to take place at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas starting Friday, June 10, through Monday, June 13, with the invitation-only days for JCK Luxury happening June 8 and 9, and Gems—JCK’s gemstone pavilion—and JCK Talks opening June 9.
It’s a special year for organizers as they celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary.
Here are five things to know before heading to the show floor.
JCK has lots of celebrations in place in honor of its 30th anniversary.
The JCK show is turning 30, and organizers are ready to celebrate.
The festivities begin on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails in the Plumb Club Pavilion on the show floor.
Another cocktail hour will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Palazzo Ballroom, level 5. Cocktails will be followed by the JCK Rocks Hamilton Remix Show from 9 to 10:30 p.m.
The show will star actor Miguel Cervantes, who is currently playing the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” on Broadway.
Health and safety guidelines are in place.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the show has implemented health and safety guidelines in accordance with current guidance from local public health experts and the CDC.
Face coverings are recommended but not required.
“We encourage our participants to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and ask that anyone who is not up-to-date wear a face covering,” JCK said on its website.
Each day, show participants will be asked to review the health and safety acknowledgment prior to entering the show. No one is permitted to enter the show without being in compliance with the health and safety acknowledgment.
Anyone not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 is advised to consult their physician.
The Venetian Expo has cleaning and sanitization standards in place in accordance with CDC guidelines. Attendees are advised to wash their hands frequently.
JCK Talks returns to the show floor.
JCK Talks, the show’s education sessions, open Thursday, June 9.
The education sessions will cover a variety of topics, from lab-grown diamonds and social media tips to retail crime and storytelling.
For those new to the show or in need of some guidance, “How to JCK—Tips & Tricks for the Show” will be held June 9 at 5 p.m.
Veteran attendees will share what they’ve learned about navigating the show floor. Beer and wine will also be available.
In addition, GIA is hosting several sessions throughout the show on topics including colored stone treatments, colored diamond treatments, grading reports, and origin determination.
A full list of sessions is available on JCK’s website.
The metaverse is in the spotlight.
The JCK Talks opening keynote, held June 10 at 8:30 a.m., will focus on the metaverse.
Swan Sit, former global head of digital marketing at Nike, Estée Lauder, and Revlon, will lead a session titled, “Web3 is Coming—Navigating the Past, Present, and Future of Retail.”
Sit will delve into how retail brands operate in the metaverse, strategy development, platform use, and community development on Web3.
Web3 refers to a new version of the internet that will integrate blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs.
A JCK Talks session titled “Relevance—NFTs & Web3” will be held June 10 at 3 p.m., led by Oliver Maroney, general manager of Web3 and NFTs at Cameo, the video sharing website that lets celebrities send personalized video messages to fans for a fee.
Maroney will explain the concepts in an easy-to-understand and actionable manner.
There are returning and new events for attendees to enjoy.
Jewelers for Children’s annual Rings of Strength fundraiser will take place Thursday morning, and the charity’s Facets of Hope dinner will be held Sunday evening.
The JCK Jewelers Choice and Best of Show Award Winners cocktail reception will take place June 10 at 4 p.m.
After that, the Greek Pavilion will be hosting a happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., serving wine, beer, and Greek-inspired appetizers.
The Women’s Jewelry Association is also holding an event—a breakfast fundraiser Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Karine Bah Tahé, a human rights activist and the founder and CEO of Blue Level, will lead a keynote presentation on diversity, equity, and inclusion training at the breakfast.
Also, the IDCA will hold its 38th annual awards gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
The Rapaport breakfast will follow on Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
Later that day, Le Vian will host its 23rd Red Carpet Revue: 2023 Trend Forecast & Fashion Show from 4 to 7 p.m.
A full list of events is available on JCK’s website.
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