TRADE FAIRS – Sugar Ray Leonard announced as the 2024 JCK Keynote Speaker along with JCK Talks conference programming


JCK, one of the world’s leading jewellery trade shows located in Las Vegas, operated by RX, is thrilled to announce boxing icon and champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming event.

Taking place from May 31 to June 3, 2024, at The Venetian Expo & The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, the show will also feature a comprehensive JCK Talks conference program, open to all attendees.

The JCK Keynote, titled “The Power to Win!” presented by Sugar Ray Leonard, will be held on Saturday, June 1, in the San Polo Ballroom, Level 3 of the Venetian and is sponsored by Platinum Guild International. Doors will open at 8:00 AM with the session starting at 8:30 AM.

As a legendary boxing champion in five weight divisions, an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Hall of Famer, bestselling author, a television personality, ringside analyst, philanthropist and Founder of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, this keynote will delve into the universal principles of success, drawing parallels between achievements in athletics and business. With captivating storytelling, Leonard will share insights on discipline, focus, determination, preparation, attitude and overcoming challenges, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to pursue greatness in their own endeavors.

TRADE FAIRS – Sugar Ray Leonard announced as the 2024 JCK Keynote Speaker along with JCK Talks conference programming

“Sugar Ray Leonard is an enormously charismatic figure, and we are excited for him to share his powerful journey of what it took to reach his dreams of Olympic Gold and get to the top of his professional boxing career, and then transition from life as an athlete to a successful entrepreneur. We know all that attend will leave with renewed enthusiasm and a commitment to being the best,” says Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President for the RX jewelry portfolio and event leader for JCK. “In addition to the JCK Keynote, the JCK Talks educational programming will feature a purposefully curated, insightful, relevant and inspiring lineup of sessions, providing attendees with actionable takeaways from subject matter experts and industry thought leaders. Thank you to Platinum Guild International for sponsoring this exciting Keynote!”

Beginning on Thursday, May 30, the JCK Talks 101 sessions will be conducted in a classroom-style setting off the show floor. Additional sessions with focused tracks from trends to innovation are scheduled from May 31 to June 2 on the Showcase Stage and Social Stage located on Level 2 of the show floor. The Showcase Stage sessions include multi-perspective panels and dedicated single-speaker sessions. The ‘Track’ format divides sessions into eight main topics including: Hot Topics, Trends, Business Management, Sales, Innovation, Sustainability & Ethics, Your Development, and Marketing – which will run each hour from 10:00 am to the last session starting at 5:00 pm each day.

The JCK Social Stage also located on Level 2 of the show floor will feature digital strategists, content creators and influencers, offering actionable takeaways for content creation, social media engagement, growth and cultivating authenticity. The 30-minute sessions will run from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm each day and will cover a spectrum of topics, from influencer-led panels to demonstrations, providing attendees with practical knowledge to enhance their online presence and engagement. Friday’s sessions will focus on content, Saturday will dive into data and analytics, while Sunday puts it into practice with how-to’s.

The JCK Keynote and JCK Talks sessions are open and complimentary to all attendees on a first-come seating basis. Seating is limited and a badge is required to attend all sessions.

The full schedule of programming and events are available on the website.

JCK: Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2024
Luxury: Wednesday, May 29 – Monday, June 3, By Invitation Only May 29 & May 30

Select Events and Features Opening on Thursday, May 30:
NEW for 2024: The Hong Kong Pavilion, Moving to the Level 1 Ballrooms
NEW for 2024: The Sustainability Summit at JCK, Level 3
GEMS Featuring AGTA, Level 2
JCK Talks, Level 1, Venetian Meeting Rooms 101 and 102

Qualified jewelry trade professionals can register here.

For more information on hotel bookings and travel, visit here.

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