Networking Events, Amenities, and Strong Designer Talent Draw New Retailers
Norwalk, CT (February 12, 2015) – JCK Tucson wrapped its second consecutive show on Saturday, leaving the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa on a high note after a largely successful week. With 140 exhibiting brands to see, most notably fresh designer collections, and a plethora of fashion forward exhibitors to take advantage of, JCK Tucson solidified its status as a necessary and unique stop during Tucson Gem Weeks.
“Our second year with JCK Tucson was about building our designer and fashion forward offerings—we have a wonderful, representation of product and the freshest talent from all over the world. The experience and environment at the JW Marriott provided a beautiful backdrop and is very conducive to relaxed yet productive business dealings and networking. We look forward to pushing on the design and fashion levers in 2016, to continue to bring a unique offering to the Tucson Gem Weeks,” said Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, JCK.
Taking place amid spa-like conditions, which the JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort & Spa is famous for, JCK Tucson offered numerous networking opportunities between buying appointments—the “Cocktails and Conversations” events which served to highlight and promote discussion of the unique designer collections including a themed event to pay homage to the German designers, Diane Warga-Arias’ well-informed “Redesigning Retail” seminar, and daily tequila toasts to close the show floor, to name a few. At the beginning of the week, JCK also hosted the AGS board of directors’ full day strategy meeting, and the GenNext Jewelers/American Gem Society (AGS) Young Titleholders event, an important acknowledgment of jewelry’s current and future influencers.
JCK Tucson brings a unique set of retailers to the desert, 60% do not attend JCK Las Vegas.
“JCK has facilitated major growth for our business in a phenomenal way. We were very happy with this year’s event and absolutely thrilled to sign with our top retail prospect!” shared Catherine Jensen, of Michael Jensen Designs.
JCK Events will return to the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa for JCK Tucson 2016.
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