Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world
July 19, 2018 8:50 AM
by Robert Mann
More evidence has emerged that Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world with the announcement that a new combined jewelry and gemstone event, comprised of three trade shows, will “co-locate” near other exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 31 – June 4, 2019.
This, reported in Forbes by Anthony DeMarco, a freelance writer and founder of Jewelry News Network.
Those in the jewelry trade commonly refer to this time period as “Las Vegas Jewelry Week.”
Gannon Brousseau, Emerald Exhibitions Senior VP who manages the jewelry division of the business-to-business trade show company, said, “The landscape has changed in Las Vegas.”
Additionally, JCK Las Vegas, the largest jewelry trade show in North America, and its sister show, JCK Luxury, will move from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, to its original home at the Sands Expo and Venetian Las Vegas resort. Both of those shows are owned by Reed Exhibitions, an international events organizer.
Couture Las Vegas and CoutureTime, luxury jewelry and timepiece trade shows owned by Emerald Exhibitions, will remain at the Wynn Resort and the Wynn Encore, respectively. This means the majority of the approximate nine jewelry and watch trade fairs held during the week will be located roughly in the same area, according to DeMarco.
Brousseau said Premier was created for independent jewelry designers and established small- to mid-size jewelry brands and manufacturers. It will join both the American Gem Trade Association, which represents the natural colored gemstone and cultured pearl industry in North America, and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, a trade show owned by Emerald Exhibition.
The Italian Exhibition Group, which represents jewelry manufacturers in Italy, said it would also join Premier.