The 2020 JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows will take place as scheduled, a statement from show organiser Reed Exhibitions and the Reed Jewelry Group reveals.
Despite fears of coronavirus forcing other shows to postpone, with Baselworld being the latest to announce it will no longer have a 2020 edition but will instead open its doors in January 2021, the dual Las Vegas jewellery exhibitions have revealed their shows will go on as planned,
JCK Las Vegas, the largest jewellery trade show in the United States, will kick off on June 2 and run through June 5, with Global Gemstones, the Exchange, and JCK Talks opening on June 1. Sister show Luxury begins on May 31 and runs through June 5. Both are happening at the Sands Expo & Convention Center and Venetian Hotel.
“JCK Las Vegas and Luxury 2020 will take place as scheduled,” affirms group vice president, Sarin Bachmann. “At this time of global concern, Reed Exhibitions and Reed Jewelry Group are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted. The jewellery industry is a tight-knit community, and the well-being of everyone at our JCK Events — from our attendees and exhibitors to our staff on-site at every show—is of the utmost importance to us.
“JCK Las Vegas and Luxury are following the latest guidance from local, state, and national authorities as it relates to travel and participation in our events with the intention of keeping our exhibitors and attendees informed as they finalise plans for 2020. We are committed to implementing up-to-date best practices in accordance with public health guidance, including those issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are working closely with the Sands Expo and the Venetian, who have indicated that their emergency management team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak at the global, U.S., and local level. They are closely following the guidance of the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District for local direction.”
There are currently no federal restrictions on meetings and travel within the United States, and little indication that the US trade show business has been hurt by the concern over coronavirus.