Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention

JPiC

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA July 8, 9 and 10 - 2022  

Contacts and Social Media


Interview with Laurel McHargue

From the Interview...

Here's the take aways I got from the Laurel McHargue interview with Karine Déry and Alexandre Ouaknine, the founders of the Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention. 

Seems like Karine has found a missing piece to the wonderful world of jigsaw puzzles - an International Convention! It is going to be featured in Las Vegas in July 2022. It will run for 3 days, July 8, 9 and 10.

For all the Visitors - the price is right! The prices are listed below:

This will be a high end Event which will attract many of the major Jigsaw Puzzle Companies however the real treat is for the Puzzlers and Visitors alike that will discover many activities during the event 'such as but not limited too', as they are keeping some things as a surprise for us!

  • Each person will receive a 'Walk in Kit' (sounds like a 'goodie bag' to me!) that will provide ALL the information, calendar of events, types of displays and other unmentionables for you to plan your 3 day attendance.
  • There will be established Puzzle Companies among NEW companies
  • You will have an opportunity to listen to Panel Discussions about the Benefits of Puzzling, the Social Media surrounding jigsaw puzzles and what the Manufacturers have to say about upcoming puzzles and/or innovative ideas that are coming in the future
  • They will have jigsaw puzzle competitions set up
  • Each Visitor will have an opportunity to design (paint, draw etc) their own 'signature' puzzle piece that will be collected to create a super-sized puzzle in the future
  • One of the World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzles (it's a secret) will be set up for assembly during the 3 day Event

Here is a more detailed list of what you will encounter during your visit:

  • Exhibition by the world’s leading brands
  • Gallery of biggest puzzlers’ collections
  • Discover new and existing brands
  • Purchase puzzles from retailers
  • Meet jigsaw puzzle artists and authors
  • Conference with jigsaw puzzle influencers
  • Auction of rare jigsaws for Charity
  • Special events and competition
  • Tips on boards, tables, glues and frames
  • Get a personalized jigsaw puzzle
  • Benefits of puzzling from professionals
  • Posture advice to solve Puzzler’s pains
  • Exchange your jigsaw puzzles on site
  • Donate puzzles to Charity
  • Add to jigsaw puzzle collaborative mural
  • Win prizes just by attending
  • Fans can participate as public speakers
  • Live podcast from the event floor

Some more facts of interest...

You can join the Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention Club that already has approximately 500 members

The Events Calendar will reveal the List of Exhibiters in September

Laurel McHarge will be doing a book signing

For potential Exhibitors, arrangements have been made to ship your displays, products etc in advance which will be stored in a secure facility

Also for potential Exhibiters, you will need to submit a contact form for pricing as it is not listed on the website. There are variations that need to be determined via communication

Here is a really special idea: There is going to be a designated area for the Autism Society along with curricular activities and special programs for families who are familiar with Autism

They refer to a backup plan they have in place should the pandemic still be an issue but hopefully not

There's an Awards Night???

Jigsaw Puzzle Awards  Ceremony 

Exhibitors or any company involved in the jigsaw puzzle industry can be nominated to win in any of the mentioned categoriesm. If your company does not have a representative to receive the award, you will be notified and the Award will be sent to you.

Vote in all the categories for your favorite puzzles, artists, brands and more to help us determine the Award Winners!

The votes collected here will determine the winners of the Awards at a special Jigsaw Puzzle Awards Ceremony Dinner taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday July 9, 2022 during the 1st Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention.

The Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live over the internet! New categories added regularly. Contact us to suggest new categories or to Nominate a company.


Who is behind this epic Event....

Alexandre Ouaknine
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
LinkedIn Facebook Youtube Laurel McHargue’s Podcast Sigma TV

"CTO consultant with 30+ years experience of international business in IT, I learn to live and love jigsaw puzzles because of Karine!

I have travelled to various countries and speak multiple languages. I enjoy scuba diving and puzzling and now, I am proud to be one of the organizers of this amazing convention."

Karine Dery MBA
Founder, CEO & Puzzle Addict.
LinkedIn Facebook Laurel McHargue’s Podcast

"I started completing jigsaw puzzles at a young age, when shopping online and taking pictures with a cell phone wasn’t even possible.

Over the years, my hobby taught me some valuable life lessons, helped me develop management skills and lower my stress and anxiety levels. (Maybe one day, I’ll share those lessons in a book!)"

"From helper to puzzler in no-time. In the last couple of months, I completed two Lego Puzzles of 1,000 pieces each by myself. I enjoy spending time puzzling with my mom and I am excited to help her piece together this event! I am looking forward to meeting other children in this one-of-a-kind convention!"


It sure is thrilling to know someone way overseas has been reading my book in such wonderful surroundings. While I do enjoy seeing my book to the right there, I am especially interested in those gorgeous flowers that are the centre piece of the restaurant where this photo is shared from. MANY special thanks to Karine!

Take a look at Karine...She recently purchased my book, 'There's More To Jigsaw Puzzles Than Pieces'. In this image she has just finished enjoying breakfast at one of the many harbours in Malta where she now resides.

Enjoy the Jigsaw Puzzle International Convention in Las Vegas!

Imagine jigsaw puzzle companies and visitors from around the world gathering in the beautiful and entertaining city of Las Vegas Nevada USA

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Here is an alternative way to participate if you or your company cannot attend. The following Sponsorship slots are filling in quickly so do not hesitate for too long....

Don't wait  - Plan now - a year goes by very fast !!