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Reactions from exhibitors and visitors alike showed that the 16th Annual JCK Show--Las Vegas, which ran from June 1-5, was a huge success. More than 21,000 jewelry retailers from 72 countries visited to see the jewelry industry's latest products, trends and new ideas to take back to their retail stores. Those retailers had the opportunity to meet 3,400 manufacturers and suppliers from over 20 countries that offered everything from diamonds, gems and watches to equipment technology and packaging. For the first time, the JCK Show also featured 400 exhibiting companies at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"From the high-end manufacturers to the first time designer, the buzz was that the JCK Show- Las Vegas was a great event," said Dave Bonaparte, Group Vice President of JCK Events. "We continue to reconfigure the floor to make it easier for buyers to find what they are looking for, and are thrilled that so many of our exhibitors and attendees were able to connect, do business and make this one of the most successful jewelry events of the year."
Many U.S. companies reported good sales and networking. "We had appointments …