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JANY Special Delivery Show 2009 delivers 18% increase in attendance

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(NEW YORK) - As the JA New York Special Delivery Show 2009 closed on October 27, the Jacob K. Javits Center was still buzzing with the positive energy from the past three days of the show.  The show floor was very active with attendance up 18% from last year with serious, ready-to-buy retailers.

“We had the right quality and quantity of buyers here to make the show a success for our exhibitors,” says Drew Lawsky, Show Director for JA New York. “Special Delivery 2009 has a lot to offer both exhibitors and attendees; we’re beginning to feel some of the turnaround in the economy.”

The vast selection of unique designers and manufacturers to choose from made the Special Delivery 2009 show a must attend event for buyers looking to stock their shelves with what’s new and trendy before the holiday.  A show staple, the International Pavilions, and the much anticipated return of the designLAB were among the most popular areas of the show.  The designLAB offered an unique presentation for a variety of designers to showcase their latest collections while the International Pavilions offered a vast selection of exceptional designs from Hong Kong, Brazil, Japan and Thailand to name a few.

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Traffic was up at the 2009 JA New York Special Delivery Show held October 25-27 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York

“A show like the JA New York Special Delivery Show is so important for a business like us.  We are here to find new ideas and merchandise for the holiday season, specifically we’re looking for jewelry with gemstones and pearls,” said Marlene and Steve Goodrich, Owner/Designer for Momminia in Cold Spring, N.Y.

Each exhibitor showcased their freshest merchandise, and some of the most popular items among buyers seemed to be long necklaces for layering, jewelry using mixed-metals, and always popular hoop earrings.  Angelique Kahn, of Angelique de Paris was pleasantly surprised with show traffic and the presence of serious buyers and noted, “We sold out of our newest collection on the first day of the show!” She also mentioned the strong presence of international buyers specifically from Canada, Brazil and other South American countries.

Carol Goldstein of Carol Goldstein Jewelry in New York, NY mentioned that she was “buying with high hopes for the holiday season and looking for unique and special pieces to meet individual customer requests, and the Special Delivery show has a great variety to choose from!”

Special Delivery 2009 provided a much needed boost in the industry just before the most important season of the year and further supports the overall positive and hopeful turn in the economy. Exhibitor Vaibhav Jain of Gemcrafts India echoed this sentiment stating, “Traffic has been very busy at the Special Delivery Show, a great improvement from last year.  Also, buyers seem to be looking for more high-end priced items which is a welcomed surprise.”  This is yet another sign that the economy is slowly, but surely, recovering, as buyers flooded the floor of the JA New York Special Delivery Show.

For more information about JA New York and registration for upcoming shows, please visit www.ja-newyork.com. To exhibit, please contact Drew Lawsky, Group Show Director, at 646-654-4983 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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