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Instore’s The Smart Jewelry Show announces 2011 Ultimate Design Contest

(CHICAGO) - Jewelry designers across the country are invited to put their skills to the “ultimate” test in a unique jewelry design competition from Instore and The Smart Jewelry Show. The competition will take jewelry designs from rendering to finished pieces pitting CAD (Computer Aided Design) against traditional hand rendered designs. Expert judges will select five finalists from each category to produce their designs for display and a final round of voting will be held at Instore’s The Smart Jewelry Show being held April 2-4, 2011 at the Chicago Navy Pier.

Alabama, Georgia Jewelers Associations announce 2011 Convention

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) and Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) are joining forces for the third year in a row to host a joint convention. Store owners, staff, sales reps and their families are invited to attend March 25-27, 2011.  The weekend event is to be held at Lakepoint State Park Resort on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL. The convention promises to be a mix of both education and sporting activities with emphasis on networking and problem solving.

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.

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