Today I’m heading to the JCK jewelry trade show in Las Vegas, with my best friend and business partner Amber. The trade show is being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from June 3rd – 6th and will be packed with jewelry designers, manufacturers, resellers and everything in between related to jewelry.
Although my jewelry brand is small in comparison to the hundreds of other jewelry companies that will be attending this event, one of my mentors advised me last year to make it a point to go. Just throw myself into a new experience and if it makes me uncomfortable, then I’m doing something right.
Even though I won’t be exhibiting this year, attending industry events like this will help me learn more about the jewelry industry. Attending this trade show was one of my major goals for 2016 and I’m really excited to be attending this year.
I am slightly nervous but at the same time excited to be able to be in the same exhibition hall as some of the worlds top fine and fashion jewelry brands and manufacturers. I also look forward to networking with others in the industry and attending the JCK Talks planned during the event. They have some great speakers listed to speak on the panels.
I’ll be sure to let you guys know how my experience went in a later blog post. Wish me luck!