March 21, 2005
JCK to Start March 2006 Show in NYC
The JCK Shows announces a new event, The JCK NYC Invitational, The Show for Industry Leaders, to take place March 5 -7, 2006, at The Hilton in New York City. The show is scheduled to cater to the needs of high-volume retailers and the multitude of designers and manufacturers who sell to them, according to a press release.
"We are honored that JCK's extremely strong relationships within the fine jewelry community have once again resulted in a new event directly created to meet our clients' specific needs. We strongly believe that The JCK NYC Invitational will complement our already highly successful roster of shows and further solidify JCK's position within the industry," says Dave Bonaparte, vice president of The JCK Shows.
Major retailers also expressed approval. "We are very pleased. It is long overdue to have a show for majors. This will be perfect timing for us to have product for fourth quarter and it matches up with our advertising schedule," says Ed Tufexis, divisional merchandise manager, Sears, Roebuck & Co.
"The new JCK NY Invitational is well timed and provides a great opportunity and convenience for Zale to get business done. I have confidence that JCK will produce a valuable and professional event that will benefit all jewelry retailers who attend," says Mary Forté, president and CEO of Zale Corp.