May 2018 Newsletter

JIS is proud to present the May edition of Catching Up With JIS. This community newsletter is dedicated to providing you with industry news, trends, and updates on all things JIS. Don’t miss out on your chance to Catch Up!

New & Noteworthy News

JIS Exchange Moves to Mandalay Bay!

JIS Exchange 2018 will take place Friday, June 1 – Monday, June 4 alongside JCK Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, making it easier than ever to shop both shows and the thousands of exhibitors between the two. JIS Exchange will be located on Bayside, Level 1 – right inside the main shuttle drop off/pick up entrance. There will be a JCK Registration Desk and JIS Exchange Registration Desk right there so you can pick up your badge and head right into JIS Exchange. BuildingDid you know JIS Exchange is doubling in size this year - the show floor is two times the size from previous years and there are almost two times the exhibitors from last year? This will be the biggest JIS Exchange ever, with your favorite veteran exhibitors and array of newbies. Check the exhibitor list on JISSHOW.COM/EXCHANGE to see who will be there. The list is growing every day so check back frequently! You never know who will be added and what new vendors you’ll need to add to your shopping itinerary. And if you need help finding those new exhibitors when you’re onsite (or any other exhibitors for that matter), download the JCK Mobile App (that has the JIS Exchange exhibitor list inside) and visit the JIS Exchange Matchmaking Booth right on the show floor. They’ll match you with the exhibitors that have exactly what you’re looking for and/or give you a list of exhibitor recommendations to send you on your (successful) shopping way. You’ll also have a chance to win $1000 in merchandise credits to spend with a JIS Exchange exhibitor of your choice. Just stop by that same JIS Exchange Matchmaking Booth for details (it’s in the middle of the JIS Exchange Show Floor – you can’t miss it). So if you’re not yet registered for JIS Exchange or JCK Las Vegas, Register today! Your JIS Exchange badge will grant you access into JIS Exchange and JCK Las Vegas, but if you’re already registered for JCK or have a JCK badge when you’re onsite, you’ll be able to shop JIS Exchange as well. No matter which badge you have, they work as your “ticket” into both shows. So get registered, plan your travel, and we’ll see you in Las Vegas!

BREAKING NEWS: And…P.S. We JUST announced that next year’s 2019 JIS Exchange Show will maintain its position alongside JCK Las Vegas and will take place in the Sands Expo and Convention Center with JCK and LUXURY shows. We hope you enjoy shopping JIS Exchange this year in the same venue as JCK, because you’ll get to do it again next year. Who’s excited?!

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JIS Returned Home to Miami Beach this past April…and what a success!

Finally, the long awaited return to Miami Beach arrived! After going through a $620 million renovation and upgrade project, the Miami Beach Convention Center was ready to open its doors to eager buyers, vendors and the show team. What better way to welcome 30 brand NEW companies to JIS April than welcoming them in a beautiful NEW venue everyone has been excited to see? Ask anyone that was there…it was breathtaking!


The JIS April Show didn’t just take place in a beautiful new venue, in a beautiful city, but it was a complete success! Returning home to Miami Beach (finally) was exciting in itself – with a fresh new venue, excited customers, and a positive vibe from everyone who walked through the doors. It was followed with a 24% increase in attendance over last year’s JIS April show and 20% of the show floor being NEW exhibitors to the April Show. On opening day alone, the attendance was up 19% over 2017. Even the food was great, with upgraded cuisine right on the Show Floor. The JIS team raved daily about the empanadas (so when you come for October, check them out!).

As the show came to a close, it was hard to leave Miami Beach (especially for the JIS team that lives in Connecticut, where Spring had far from sprung – it was still cold, with parkas and boots still being worn), but we’re thrilled to catch up with everyone again at JIS Exchange in Las Vegas in June, and can’t wait for October when the Centurion South Beach Show comes to join us in the Miami Beach Convention Center as the Centurion South Beach Show Pavilion at JIS. Like JIS Exchange and JCK Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay this June, October will feature two amazing shows in one convenient (and brand new) venue, what’s better than that?!

Meet New Buyers at the Show! list

Exhibitor lists are growing for each show every day! Want to put your products in front of major buyers in the industry – and grow sales like never before? Apply to exhibit today!

Apply to exhibit at JIS Exchange »
Now at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino!

Apply to exhibit at JIS October »
Now at the all NEW Miami Beach Convention Center!

See what the exhibitors from JIS April had to say…

“Set up was flawless. We opened up 4 new accounts and met new buyers from Peru and Puerto Rico” Representative from A.V. Diamonds
“Opened up 4 new accounts. The future looks bright! We met quality buyers and Sunday was our best day!” Representative from Comex

JIS Exchange 2018 Exhibitor, Dalila Gebran , Booth B3185

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Las Vegas Awaits Arrow

Las Vegas Jewelry Week and JIS Exchange are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning - not just your show experience, but your travel, too!


There are plenty of events taking place throughout the course of the week after the floor closes, including JCK’s Rocks the Bowl; returning to Brooklyn Bowl for a night of music, networking and celebration of another successful jewelry week. Ticket pickup is first come, first served and is conveniently available onsite at the JIS Exchange Matchmaking and Info booth on the JIS Exchange show floor.

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Its business and personal at the show – combined with endless chances for fun! Since Las Vegas is one of the world’s most popular and exciting destinations, it only makes sense to enjoy the city and take advantage of what it has to offer while you’re in town.

Las Vegas

Vegas is the ultimate destination for some of the greatest hotels in the world, including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, home to JIS Exchange, JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY 2018. Enjoy the convenience of staying and shopping at a luxury hotel with high profile bars, entertainment, eateries, shopping and even sharks! Looking to explore the strip? Dine, shop or even stay at some of the other high profile resorts around the city, such as the Bellagio, MGM Grand, The Cosmopolitan and The Venetian & Palazzo Resorts.

You can’t shop a show floor as busy as JIS Exchange’s without proper fuel. Luckily, Vegas has everything from trendy, top-notch restaurants to casual burger joints. Enjoy French food with a view of the Bellagio fountains at Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel Las Vegas (one of the JIS Team’s favorite spots), or opt for some of the many Italian options such as TREVI, Lavo, Maggiano’s or Scarpetta… to name a few.

Looking to extend your stay after the show floor closes? Nevada is home to some of the greatest sights to see, including the Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam and Mojave Desert. The options are endless.

Register now for JIS Exchange to get all the benefits of being a pre-registered buyer (like early Exhibitor Recommendations, show news, show special alerts, and much more). Don’t forget, your JIS Exchange badge also grants you access to JCK Las Vegas!

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