In this opening keynote, presented by Swan Sit, the former Global Head of Digital Marketing at Nike, Estée Lauder and Revlon, she will share insights on innovative platforms and technologies like Metaverse that are emerging and disrupting the way retailers engage with customers and tell a brand's story. As a creator with 3.5 million followers, dubbed as the "the Queen of Clubhouse” by Forbes, she is a contemporary operator sitting at the intersection of corporate economics, digital transformation, and consumer attention. In this presentation, Swan will discuss the importance of strategy development for new audiences, including the best use of platforms for the next generation, community development on Web3, and what retail brands will look like in the metaverse. The JCK Opening Keynote is sponsored by Sarine, and is open to all JCK and Luxury badge holders, seating is limited.
“The 2022 edition marks JCK’s 30th Anniversary Show, we look forward to celebrating the jewelry industry that has united at JCK for three decades to launch trends, discover products and continuously innovate. We are thrilled to be able to bring back a robust educational program including a full day of JCK Talks programming on Thursday, an exciting opening keynote Friday morning as well as education and breaking industry news on the show floor Showcase Stage and in JCK Talks rooms throughout the entire show,” states Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President, RX Jewelry Group. “Building on the success of the past, we have lined up highly relevant and forward-thinking keynotes including a dive into the cutting edge of retail with Web3 and the Metaverse and a full slate of educational programming designed to enrich and energize the industry. At JCK, we provide a platform for inspiration and innovation, along with the tools and information you need to navigate the retail landscape today and what is on the horizon for tomorrow.”
JCK Talks & Education
The JCK Talks education program, sponsored by GIA, returns to arm attendees with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. Attendees can continue to expect the range of retail strategists, experts and trend forecasters. JCK Talks programming will open a day earlier than JCK on Thursday, June 9, with special sessions located in two Level 1 ballrooms.
From June 10 - 12, JCK Talks sessions will be held live on the Showcase Stage from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM with featured speaker and panel discussions on daily topics including:
Trends: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Design, Style, Consumer Shopping Trends
Responsibility: 11:00 AM – Responsible Sourcing, Sustainability, DEI Sales: 1:00 PM – Team Building, Customer Loyalty, Storytelling Conversion
Relevance: 3:00 PM – NFTs & Web3, Digital Fraud Prevention, Happening Now Retail
Innovation: 4:00 PM – Technology, Clienteling, In-Store Experience
Marketing: 5:00 PM – Social Media, Video Content Creation, Digital Marketing
30th Anniversary Celebration, JCK Rocks & More Events
For the 30th edition, JCK is bringing back the popular, high-energy “JCK Rocks” featuring the current Alexander Hamilton on Broadway, Miguel Cervantes, and other talented current and former Hamilton cast members, for an unforgettable performance of HAMILTON – REMIX with iconic songs from the 11x Tony Awards winner and Best Broadway Musical including new songs that are fresh takes on Hamilton classics on Saturday, June 11 in The Palazzo Ballroom, The Venetian, Level 5. Doors open at 7:30 PM for a networking reception, followed by the performance at 9:00 PM and then a 30th Anniversary After Party with a DJ, chance to meet the cast and more networking following the show. Ahead of “JCK Rocks” the Plumb Club will host a 30th Anniversary Cocktail Party in its pavilion on Saturday, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Attendees can enjoy specialty cocktails, champagne, wine, cheese, cake and light entertainment to commemorate this historic milestone of the JCK show. In addition, JCK attendees will enjoy daily moments of appreciation with celebratory 30th Anniversary treats to be revealed on the show floor each day. As the most celebratory event on the jewelry industry’s calendar, partners of JCK will host beloved galas and networking opportunities including Diamonds Do Good evening event on Thursday, June 9, and on Sunday, June 12, a breakfast presentation hosted by Rapaport, the Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope Awards Gala, and the LeVian 23rd Red Carpet Revue: 2023 Trend Forecast & Fashion Show. On Friday, June 10, The Plumb Club will host their Gala—an invitation-only Katy Perry Concert. “We are thrilled to be welcoming the entire industry back to celebrate 30 years together in true JCK style—with the events and education you look forward to and memorable moments created on and off the show floor. JCK is and continues to be the destination for order writing, inspiring education, networking, entertainment, socializing and fun! In that spirit, the experience at JCK goes way beyond business; it's personal, uniting a community that is shaping the future of the jewelry industry,” says Bachmann.