Welcome to Las Vegas! The big show has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. We’ve been anticipating the 2018 edition of LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas since the show closed in 2017, busily making preparations. And what plans we have!
This year, you’ll find wonderful exhibitor additions—including new sections of the show floor—as well as a jam-packed event schedule, learning and networking opportunities, and a very memorable way to close the 2018 event. Here are four showstoppers you shouldn’t miss at LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas.
LUXURY Networking App
Get those swiping fingers ready–the LUXURY Networking app is all about making matches. Designed to help you enhance your networking experience, this smart tool uses algorithms to recommend new
brands and retailers based on your specific goals. The app works for attendees on both sides of the aisle (exhibiting brands and visiting retailers) by analyzing your details and then suggesting potential matches. Just log in with your Badge ID, connect your social profile, and swipe to meet!
You’ll be rewarded for using it, too: With our New to You program, every four exhibitors you meet through the app will earn you a $250 merchandise credit. Grab a New to You card at show registration or at the Black Card Lounge to get started.
Love to Learn
Each day from May 30 to June 3 in the Oceanside Ballroom, our Instore Experience popups provide inspiration, from DIY floral crowns and Dry Bar to mixology and Cupcake Wars. You’ll come away with great ideas you can implement in your own store to keep customers coming back.
Designers to Inspire
In the Oceanside Ballroom are two areas of artisan genius you won’t want to miss: Design@LUXURY, featuring up-and-coming independent designers of high-end jewelry, and Greek Jewels@LUXURY, a curated area of designers from Greece. We encourage you to experience their extraordinary talents.
And while we’re on the subject of design, the inaugural LUXURY Design Awards will take place during the retailer breakfast on Thursday, May 31. The awards will honor jewelry designers and brands that exemplify innovation, originality, and excellence in craftsmanship. During the breakfast, speaker Greg Schwem, author of a nationally syndicated humor column for the Chicago Tribune, will offer an amusing look at today’s corporate environment and the latest tools used to conduct business.
Get Happy (and Hungry)
On May 30 and May 31, Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay will hold post-show happy hours, where you can mix and mingle while sipping something delicious. But don’t do it on an empty stomach—take advantage of all of the fine dining Las Vegas has to offer at some of LUXURY’s favorite restaurants like Kumi, Red Square, Herringbone, Aureole, and Bardot.