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(Black PR Wire) – Norwalk, CT – JIS Miami opens its doors to the jewelry trade for the famous October Show, welcoming the largest attendance ever expected in its thirty six year history – for both the number of exhibiting companies and attending retailer buyers. Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center October 15-18, 2015, the October Show is the most important buying event of the year for jewelry retailers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and many parts of the United States.
The growth and scale of the October 2015 Show is not by chance. With the acquisition by Reed Exhibitions – the world’s largest global trade show company and producer of all JCK Events - earlier this summer, the show has undergone a massive overhaul while maintaining all of its best characteristics that attract buyers and exhibitors; like its ideal South Florida location, timing, and the 18K Club for exhibitors offering 18K gold product. In addition to these fundamental attributes that have driven JIS success for years, a new list of features and amenities the jewelry industry has been craving for years - plus a number of things they couldn’t have imagined - have already been added to JIS by the new management team.
As stated by Reed Exhibitions’ Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President of Reed Jewelry Group, “Adding the JIS Shows to the Reed Jewelry Group portfolio is strategic in purpose, as we now have the ability to leverage our reach into expanded markets. With the acquisition, our access to Latin America, South America and Mexico has grown exponentially. With our increased resources we are able to bring key retailers from these regions to Miami for JIS while being able to provide dedicated programs for these markets at JCK & LUXURY in Las Vegas. Between the JIS events, JCK and LUXURY Shows, JCK Magazine and the new JCKOnline website, we are well-positioned to serve the jewelry industry year round with their buying and news related needs.”
Jordan Tuchband, Industry Vice President of JIS, is exceptionally excited for the JIS October Show and what the future holds now being a part of Reed Jewelry Group. After being with JIS for more than sixteen years, “JIS Miami has never seen a jewelry trade event of this magnitude with so many enticing new additions. Since the acquisition by Reed Exhibitions earlier this year, we have already witnessed a staggering amount of growth in the show. JIS Miami has always been a staple trade event in the jewelry industry, but now we are seeing more and more interest to attend and exhibit from our core regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida, and many others from across the United States and beyond. It’s really impressive to watch the excitement spread in the industry about the show, and I’m counting down the minutes till we open the doors and welcome everyone to the greatest show in JIS Miami history.”
A sampling of the new additions to JIS Miami October include the launch of LUXURY Miami alongside JIS – bringing with it a collection of the most powerful jewelry and watch brands and retailers in the industry, the addition of the Plumb Club and its “Best in Class” exhibitors with its own lounge and business center, the new HKJMA Pavilion with relaxation lounge and afternoon cocktails, a multi-course restaurant called the Hidden Gem Café for an upgraded dining experience, new descriptive icons for an easier maneuvering of the show floor…the list goes on.
The October Show also debuts a can’t miss Special Event! On Friday, October 16 at 4:00pm in the Galleria Lounge, JIS and its entire community of exhibitors, attendees, and press will come together to celebrate with the first ever JIS Retailer of the Year Award. Retailers, nominated by the exhibiting community, were chosen based on a list of impressive criteria. Three finalists were then selected by a panel of industry experts and will be announced upon opening of the show on October 15 at 10:00am. The winner will be selected by their peers via on-site ballot voting – open to all show attendees. Ballot voting will be available from show opening until Friday, October 16 at 12:00pm. If you are attending JIS, we invite you to vote and join us for this inaugural celebration.
There is still time to register to be a part of this historical event. You can register directly at jisshow.com, by calling 1-800-840-5612, or onsite by providing the necessary credentialing documents. For a list of these documents and details regarding the show and registration, please visit jisshow.com.
About JIS Miami:
The Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) Miami was founded in 1979 to supply the jewelry trade markets of Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and the southeastern United States with product in advance of the busiest buying times of the year. JIS Miami takes place three times a year – January, April and October – in the beautiful Art Deco district of Miami Beach, Florida. The October show is the second-largest jewelry trade event in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1,250 booths from around the world offering high-quality merchandise at all price points. All JIS Miami shows are produced by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer with more than 500 events in 43 countries. For additional information on JIS, visit jisshow.com.