(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) - Record attendance, solid buying, jewelers from around the world and an all new upgraded look to the Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) October Miami Beach Show are just a few of the many exciting events that took place October 15-18 at JIS’ 69th Show in Miami Beach.
Jewelry trade buyers began lining up nearly an hour before the show doors opened in order to be first in line to buy from 1,200 booths featuring exhibitors showing and delivering merchandise from all major jewelry producing regions in the world - New York, California, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Brazil and many others.
JIS reports that by the end of the first day, many exhibitors and buyers personally thanked JIS staff for producing such a fantastic event. “This was the jewelry tradeshow much of the industry had been waiting for all year, in order to make those all important seasonal holiday sales to jewelry trade buyers that typically do not buy at any other major jewelry trade event other than JIS,” said Michael G. Breslow, president of JIS.
“We doubled our sales when compared to last year’s JIS October Show, which was also a record for us,” said Yogesh Madhvani of Simplex Diam, Inc.
“Jewelry Pie is absolutely tickled to be part of JIS! This October was our best show since we started participating over 6 years ago,” added Hem Bardia, Jewelry Pie, Inc.
“After a year of careful planning, many new exhibitors, and upgrades to the show overall, we knew this was going to be yet another very strong show for our attendees. JIS is the number one show in the industry for those exhibitors looking to capitalize on the ever growing jewelry trade markets of Latin America and the Caribbean in addition to the huge domestic markets of Florida and the rest of the United States,” stated JIS’ sales director, Jordan Tuchband.
Compared to JIS’ successful October 2010 Show, attendance was up a solid 10%, with major areas of growth pouring in from Latin America and the Western United States, as jewelry retailers and wholesalers are gearing up for the ever important holiday season.
JIS’ next show in Miami Beach, Florida is January 14-16, 2012.