(PRESS RELEASE) NORWALK, CT — JIS October to return to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL from October 8-11, 2021 and will bring together over 500 domestic and international established and new exhibiting manufacturers, wholesalers and brands in ten distinctively curated pavilions during one of the most important restocking times of the year. A trade-only jewelry show, JIS October to provide retailers with the convenience to choose between immediate delivery of purchases right on the show floor allowing for instant stock and resale in stores or placing orders for future shipment, in addition to networking, education and business development in the heart of Miami Beach.
“JIS is delighted to bring together top-tier retailers and brands during this critical market buying time by providing the opportunity for attendees and exhibitors to reconnect with each other to strengthen existing business relationships, form new ones, discover what the latest trends are and be in the loop on what other people in the industry are doing that could help support their businesses. Miami Beach’s central location to Latin American countries is also ideal as it brings another audience for our exhibiting companies to forge international business opportunities, unlike any other US-based show,” states Jordan Tuchband, Industry Vice President, JIS Events.
Product & Brand Discovery
JIS October features international and specialty pavilions ranging from the hottest jewelry brands to industry-leading manufacturers. To make shopping easy and navigation efficient, the show floor has been laid out by product type and specialty pavilions including Galleria, Fine Jewelry, Italy, Hong Kong, DGI, Centurion South Beach, Lab Grown, Equipment Technology & Services, and Silver & Fashion.
Of JIS’s 500 exhibitors, there will be more than 100 new exhibiting companies showing for the first time with JIS, with innovative ways for buyers to discover, connect and be matched with new and existing companies based on their buying needs. Within the curated pavilions, buyers to discover leading design and supplier companies including Heera Moti, KGM, A & P Afarin, AV Diamonds, Simplex, BA Gold, Coral & Stones, House of Baguettes, Siera Jewelry, Ken Craft, MIA Jewelry, Stuller, Fendi Timepieces, as well as up-and-coming brands. Centurion South Beach Show to co-locate in a pavilion within the JIS show floor and to feature designer brands such as Frederic Sage, Doves by Doron Paloma, Mark Henry, Simon G., Bassali and many others joining the JIS Show.
New Exhibitor Zones & Rewards
Expanded to two areas this year, within Silver & Fashion and Fine Jewelry, the New Exhibitor Zones are dedicated to showcasing NEW exhibitors with everything from stylish silver and trending pieces that are perfect for fashion-forward customers to classic fine jewelry designs. When retailers shop the New Exhibitors Zones they can earn rewards. The more retailers spend with exhibitors in this pavilion, the more they can earn. Buyers will need to bring their invoices to the matchmaking booth on-site at JIS October to collect gift card rewards. Those who spend $2,500 or more receive $250, $5,000 or more receive $500 and $10,000 or more receive $1,000. JIS October recommends buyers shop with these exhibitors early because all rewards are limited in quantity and are given on a first come, first served basis.
Learn more about the Shop the New Exhibitor Zones and Earn Rewards here.
Networking, Connection & Education
To optimize networking and connections, attendee badges are equipped with a chip that allows buyers and exhibitors to exchange contact information digitally. Attendees can scan their SMART badge on the readers at the exhibitors’ booths to exchange contact information. At the end of each show day, attendees will receive an email with a recap of the day’s journey and the contact details of the exhibitors scanned from their badges.
JIS October will feature a “Welcome Reception for International Buyers” on Saturday, October 9 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, as well as an education series with social media and sales strategist, Tiffany Bayley:
“Don’t Just Survive Thrive with Facebook Live!”
Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 at 11:00 am
In this session, Tiffany Bayley will reveal how she utilized Facebook Live as a tool to build and maintain her customer base during these interesting times, nearly tripling her revenue. She will discuss her formula for success including, the frequency key that she uses to unlock hidden revenue with existing clients, how this increased communication and helped develop true connections with clients virtually. Tiffany will present the basic tools needed to take revenue to new heights.
“Take Your Live to the Next Level”
Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 pm
Bayley to cover the most effective way for customers to order during and after social media Lives and share tips on how to do graphics and stream to multiple social media platforms at the same time, communicate with customers during the show and more. This session will be packed full of resources for the independent jeweler that is ready to take their virtual game to the next level.
Registration is now open to all qualified buyers and trade professionals.
“The industry’s jewelry sales performed well throughout the past year and pandemic, and after successful editions of JIS March and JCK in Las Vegas we have found buyers really need to see and touch jewelry in person to efficiently restock and bring new merchandise into their stores,” Tuchband continues, “We look forward to welcoming our retail community back to Miami Beach, in-person for a productive show of product discovery and purchasing!”