What Is the Future of Jewelry Trade Shows?

Las Vegas--It’s a pivotal moment for jewelry trade shows, with big changes afoot in Vegas. The JCK Las Vegas Show, owned by Reed Exhibitions, is poised to return to the Sands next year, where it launched 26 years ago, just as Emerald Expositions opens a new jewelry trade show nearby The new Premiere show will join the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show (also an Emerald-produced event) at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will be joined by AGTA GemFair, which is decamping from JCK Las Vegas to join the antique show as well. After moving to Mandalay Bay on the south end of The Strip in 2011, JCK is consolidating and moving back closer to the action Its show in Vegas—once the entire game—is now part of a cluster of events that’s come to be known as Jewelry Market Week. And Couture, Emerald Exposition’s high-end boutique designer show, is stealing much of the buzz. “People . More