#JCKBound: The JCK Team is Gearing Up for Las Vegas!

JCK Las Vegas is right around the corner, and we can’t contain our excitement! We interviewed our very own Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager, and Hannah Connorton, Retailer Accounts Manager about how they are preparing for the show, what they are most looking forward to, and some insider trade show survival tips!

Yancy Weinrich
Senior Vice President, Reed Jewelry Group

Where is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas?
There are so many great ones to choose from. Maestro’s is definitely at the top of the list.

How do you prepare for the show?
Shop, shop, shop – show haircut and lots of rest the weekend before!

What new items have you purchased for JCK?
This year it’s all about the shoes, bags and of course jewels!

Which event are you most looking forward to?
The Jewelers for Children Dinner followed by the Rocks the Bowl Industry Celebration on Wednesday, June 7th.

What vendor/product line are your most excited to see?
Freida Rothman is a rising star for sure and her product is gorgeous and affordable!

What is your trade show survival tip?
Water! And this year you’ll be able to find plenty of it with new water stations sprinkled throughout the convention center and Plumb Club sponsored water bottles!

Kate Nellis
Special Events and Conference Manager, Reed Jewelry Group

Where is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas?
Kumi, but I am looking forward to eating at the new Libertine Social!

How do you prepare for the show?
Lots of outfit planning – and finding the right shoes, if they even exist!

What do you watch/read on the plane?
TV shows I am behind on from being so busy the last few weeks!

What new items have you purchased for JCK?
What new items, haven’t I purchased is a better question! Bags, shoes, skirts, make-up….

Which event are you most looking forward to?
I really am excited about Rocks the Bowl! Getting out of the heat this year into the hottest NEW venue on the strip is exciting.

What is your trade show survival tip?
Water and rest! Don’t overdo it and sleep when you can!

Hannah Connorton
Retailer Account Manager, LUXURY and Swiss Watch Events

Where is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas?
I love Beauty and Essex in the Cosmopolitan. It’s trendy, chic and delicious, with great cocktails. The best part – the décor includes jewelry!

How do you prepare for the show?
Every year, the weekend before the show, I head to my home state of Rhode Island and spend time with family and friends. Being around loved ones and having fun helps me to relax and feel centered and grounded so that I am my best self when I arrive in Vegas.

What do you watch/read on the plane?
Ha – nothing leisurely! I read my emails to make sure our retailers are fully prepared with everything they need to make the most out of their time at LUXURY and JCK.

What new items have you purchased for JCK?
Shoes! I’ve never been a heels girl, but I have some new flats I can’t wait to break out.

Which event are you most looking forward to?
Rocks the Bowl! I have been to the venue once before and had a blast – the space has such a cool layout, and I can’t wait to see how our team transforms it for our party. I think it’s going to be an unreal time for everyone.

What vendor/product line are your most excited to see?
I love everything by Erica Courtney. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us this year.

What is your trade show survival tip?
AHCS: Always Have Chap Stick. Vegas is a dry place, and if you’re lips are chapped and cracked, you’re not going to have fun talking to people, smiling or enjoying a cocktail. Moisturizing all day is key!

 

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