Originally scheduled to take place from June 2nd to 5th in 2020, JCK's Jewelry Trade Show had been postponed due to Covid-19. In a more positive turn, JCK has decided to move forward with the event, opting instead for it to be a remote gathering. The initial plans were of a full cancellation. JCK has also invited all of their clients to their sister trade show, JIS which is still scheduled for October 13th to 16th in Miami, Florida.
“We are passionate about serving the greater good of this industry, and for 2020, that means providing options for our audience — from connecting through JCK virtually this summer, connecting in person at JIS in Miami in October, or joining us for JCK and Luxury’s return in June 2021…These are unprecedented times, but one thing we can guarantee: JCK and Luxury are in this with you and we are here to support you. We will continue to listen to our customers and to facilitate the personal and business connections that our industry is built on, so we can all evolve and emerge stronger and better connected than ever,” said group vice president, JCK and Luxury, Sarin Bachmann.
There is also an additional JCK Virtual 2020 event that is still in its early stages. JCK says that this newest remote gathering will be a “celebration of the industry with opportunities to network, merchandise, learn and unite virtually.” JCK's next live event will be at the Las Vegas Sands Expo Convention Center and Venetian Hotel in June 2021.
According to Yancy Weinrich who is the chief operating officer of Reed Exhibitions: “While we cannot predict the future, we can be prepared for the time when we can come together in support of our fabulous industry. You’ll see more resources from the JCK and Luxury teams that leverage our partners and the global reach of Reed Exhibitions worldwide to offer innovative solutions and a respite from the challenges presented by a global pause in business. Through the ability for JCK’s exhibitors to have a presence at JIS Miami, we will ensure our community has multiple opportunities to come together.”
Information originally sourced from WWD.