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Attendance up 5% at JA Special Delivery New York

Sets stage for profitable Holiday season and strong 2011

(NEW YORK) – From the minute the doors opened at this year’s JA Special Delivery New York Show on Sunday, October 23rd, to when it closed its doors on the 26th, the show floor was buzzing with serious, ready-to-buy retailers, as they shopped the latest in fine jewelry trends from around the world. Show officials report attendance was up 5% from last year which helped drive pre-holiday sales, and created a positive and high energy environment at the Jacob K. Javits Center.


Edge Down Under Conference offers 4 days of intense learning for jewelers

The Edge Retail Academy in the USA is hosting the Edge Down Under Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia from January 11 - 14, 2011. The event will be the first of it’s kind for US jewelers to attend in Australia and will cover educational topics as diverse as the state of the industry, understanding your key performance indicators, how to sell significant jewelry pieces, pressing your staff and customers’ buttons, hiring and developing the right staff, getting the most from your marketing promotions and much more.

Changes at Smart Jewelry Show offer smart savings for exhibitors

(CHICAGO) - The Illinois State Legislature has implemented new Labor Laws that take affect before Instore’s Smart Jewelry Show, scheduled for April 2 – 4, 2011, at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier. With these changes, exhibitors with booths of any size may now set-up their own exhibits with the use of power tools and their own ladders. Exhibitors may use hand-push dollies to bring in their own booth materials. Exhibitors may hang and plug in their own lights without union assistance and more. To view all the cost saving labor rule changes visit www.navypier.com/2010/2010_changes_home.html.

JA New York Special Delivery brings cash-and-carry convenience to Chicago

(NEW YORK) – The JA Shows has announced they will be launching a new 2011 show in Chicago just in time for the holiday season. Set to take place on October 16-18, 2011 at the state-of-the-art Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, the new JA Special Delivery Chicago show is in the right place at the right time to reach new jewelry retailers in the heartland of America.

JIS announces new Fall 2011 Show dates

After another successful show for almost all of the JIS exhibitors this past October 2010 Miami Beach Show, Jewelers International Showcase has announced a date change of its largest show in the Fall of 2011.

The New Miami Beach Fall Show dates are October 14-17, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This will bring the show back into the highly preferred buying time frame of JIS’ ever expanding international attendance from Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and over 42 other USA States.

Gemvision holds 2010 Design Symposium, announces Matrix Design Contest winners

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - Gemvision Corporation held its 8th Gemvision Design Symposium event October 2-4, 2010 near Chicago in Schaumburg, IL at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. A crowd of nearly 300 participants were on hand representing 16 countries worldwide and 38 US states. This unique jewelry design and technology event featured presentations of the latest Gemvision CAD/CAM innovations, training classes, networking opportunities, a live head to head Matrix Design Contest, and the Matrix Design Contest Awards Dinner announcing the contest winners.

18th annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show attracts buyers and antique collections from around the world

(MIAMI) - U.S. Antique Shows reported increased attendance from local and international collectors alike at the annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, October 15-17, 2010 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The show, which has been held in Miami Beach for 18 successive years, has become known for its spectacular antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watch collections, and is considered a must attend show for many of its exhibiting dealers.

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