JIS Miami October Expands Offerings With New Pavilions and Customer Upgrades

October 13, 2016

Norwalk, CT (October 13, 2016) – The iconic JIS Show event brand continues to expand and upgrade since its acquisition by Reed Exhibitions in summer 2015.  This year’s October Show (October 14-17, 2016) – the 2nd largest jewelry show in the Western Hemisphere and a can’t miss for retailers throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and the South Eastern United States – follows suit with a laundry list of upgrades including new pavilions, a redesigned Show Floor, new digital enhancements, exhibitor recommendations programs, and much more.

JIS is the Miami-based home for an array of international exhibitors and pavilions, including a variety from Brazil (IBGM) – world renowned for their high quality designer fashion and gold jewelry - and Hong Kong (HKJMA) – providing buyers an expansive selection of diamond jewelry and the capacity to process large scale orders.

For the first time ever in JIS history, the Show will host a new Italian Pavilion – presented by the Italian Government Trade Promotion Agency - featuring 43 companies that represent each of Italy’s jewelry production districts (the Vento, Piedmont, Tuscany, Campania, Lazion, and Lombardy).  Also the largest international pavilion at the October Show, the Italian Pavilion houses  products and designs that epitomize the Italian lifestyle – including precious gems, pearls and coral, wrought in gold and silver, 18K Gold collections, and much more.  “The Italian Pavilion is the Western Hemisphere’s opportunity to shop direct from Italy in one of the easiest, most desired vacation destinations – Miami Beach, Florida. We are extremely excited to welcome the Italian exhibitors and offer our customers a new chance to shop designs they would otherwise have to travel overseas for,” says Jordan Tuchband, JIS Industry Vice President.

Just a few steps from the Italian Pavilion is the Plumb Club Pavilion.  Returning for its second consecutive year, the Plumb Club Pavilion offers a selection of unique “Best in Class” manufacturers from all facets of the jewelry industry.  A number of these prime source manufacturers are offering closeout promotions that will only be available only to retailers at the JIS Miami October Show.  In addition to an impressive list of exhibitors – like Benchmark, IDD USA, PAJ Inc, Richline Group Inc., Shah Luxury, Uni-Design and more - the Plumb Club Pavilion has it all with a relaxing lounge for all JIS retailers including complimentary snacks and beverages, daily merchandise credit raffle drawings for the chance to win up to $8000 (tickets are available from Plumb Club Exhibitors), a business center, and the elite members-only JIS Platinum Club Lounge. 

Not only does the Show Floor feature exciting new pavilions, but it has been completely redesigned for  a more convenient shopping experience.  The Show Floor is now exclusively laid out by product categories and specialty pavilions so buyers can be more efficient in their shopping strategies. The Show Floor redesign is an impressive physical change that has been thoroughly evaluated to increase buyer’s event experience. 

In addition, JIS has paired an array of digital activations with the physical Show Floor revamp for an even more efficient experience overall.  The new JIS Show Mobile App – available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for both Android and Apple devices - includes show and travel information, searchable exhibitor and product lists, an interactive Show Floor map, a schedule of special events, and access to the complimentary planning tool – My Show - for an optimized event experience. By downloading and logging into the JIS Show Mobile App each October Show attendee will be entered to win roundtrip airfare for two to Ft. Lauderdale and a one night hotel stay during the JIS January 2017 Show in Ft. Lauderdale (for more information, visit jisshow.com/mobile).

My Show - accessible by internet and through the new JIS Show Mobile App – is the official planning tool for JIS Miami October.  The program provides attendees a single, easy-to-use platform to search the full exhibitor list both by product type and name, view vendor booth locations on the floor plan, mark specific exhibitors as favorites, connect with exhibitors pre-show to set appointments and add them to a personalized agenda in My Show, and much more. One of My Show’s most impressive features is its custom Exhibitor Recommendations.  Each registered attendee is served up a list of recommended exhibitors that offer products matching what he/she is looking to source at the Show - based on products of interest selected during registration.  JIS is also implementing an onsite Bluetooth resource – the JIS Sidekick – to further expand the Exhibitor Recommendations program.  This small blue chip will be paired with each attendee’s badge and used to collect data for JIS to provide new Exhibitor Recommendations via email while the attendee is at the Show and will be used to curate Shows in the future around attendee shopping patterns as the industry evolves.

Exhibitors also benefit from the new upgrades at JIS.  For instance, each exhibitor at the October Show has access to unlimited downloads of the CompuLEAD Smart App for lead retrieval – turning any personal mobile device into an attendee badge scanner.  No longer do exhibitors need to write down contact information and collect business cards in hopes that they make it back to the office post-show.  A simple scan of an attendee’s badge will do this for them, allowing exhibitors to collect and store contact information to follow up with post-show.  Exhibitors who participate in CompuLEAD Smart App scanning at the October Show have a chance to win a FREE 10’ x 10’ booth at the JIS January 2017 Show.

In tandem to the many business upgrades, JIS always mixes business with pleasure.  This year’s October Show even features relaxing networking opportunities with daily Happy Hours in the Galleria Pavilion conveniently located in the middle of the Show Floor and the second annual JIS Retailer of the Year Award Ceremony (Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 PM in the Galleria Lounge).  Nominations for Retailer of the Year will be announced on October 14 at 10:00 AM when the Show opens and voting will be open to all badged JIS customers through Sunday, October 16 at 12:00 PM.

The JIS Miami October Show is a true can’t miss industry event.  Running October 14-17, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida all qualified jewelry professionals are invited to attend.  Learn more and register to attend by visiting jisshow.com or call +1 (800) 840-5612.

About Jewelers International Showcase (JIS):

The Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) was founded in 1979 to supply the jewelry trade markets of Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and the southeastern United States with product in advance of the busiest buying times of the year.  JIS has three Florida-based events during the year – JIS January, April, and October.  Typically held in Miami Beach, JIS January and JIS April will relocate to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 2017 only due to construction at the Miami Beach Convention Center. As of summer 2016, JIS expanded its collection of events and its unique “at-show” delivery heritage, by joining Las Vegas Jewelry Week with JIS Exchange at the Tropicana Las Vegas.  All JIS shows in are produced by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer with more than 500 events in 43 countries.  For additional information on JIS Miami events and the new JIS Exchange, visit jisshow.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jordan Tuchband
Industry Vice President
+1 (203) 840-5402

Meghan Hogan
Marketing Director
+1 (203) 840-5348

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