Last updateTue, 16 Jul 2019 9pm

JIS to relocate to Ft. Lauderdale during Miami Beach Convention Center renovation

(NORWALK, Conn.) - Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) provides the jewelry industry with three impressive buying and selling opportunities each year at the Miami Beach Convention Center - JIS Miami January, JIS Miami April and JIS Miami October (October being the 2nd largest jewelry trade show in the Western Hemisphere and the largest JIS event of the year).

Excitingly, the Miami Beach Convention Center is in the midst of a $596 million remodel to expand and renovate the venue. Home to JIS, Art Basel, Maison&Objet and an endless array of other world class events, the project will add 290,000 square feet to the 1.2 million square foot convention center, including a 60,000 square foot grand ballroom. However, during the first half of 2017, the entire building must be closed for construction, requiring JIS to relocate its January 2017 (January 27-29) and April 2017 (April 8-10) events from Miami Beach to the beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - just 30 miles north of Miami Beach (the JIS October 2017 show is scheduled to remain at the Miami Beach Convention Center).

Jordan Tuchband, Industry Vice President of JIS, is excited about the temporary move for the first two JIS events of the 2017 calendar year. “Miami Beach will always be home to JIS, but the change to Ft. Lauderdale for these two shows will be considerably appealing and convenient for our customers. The Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center is a modern venue in a great location, easy to travel to, with a number of nearby hotels, and large enough to handle these two JIS shows. It is well known for consistently exceeding visitors’ expectations with its five-star food service, upgraded technology, customer service, and is only five minutes from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Like Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale is also internationally recognized for its beaches, shopping and restaurants. In 2017, attendees and exhibitors should definitely plan to enjoy these amenities while in town for JIS.”

The Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center’s Regional General Manager/SMG, Mark Gatley, and his team are also elated to host JIS and its customers. “As SMG’s long-time General Manager here at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, both the team I represent and myself are thrilled to play host to two such high profile jewelry trade events in our facility in the early months of 2017. Further, hosting any Reed Exhibitions event is truly an honor for our SMG team and our destination, as well. Our facility, here in Broward County, has hosted well over 6,500 events from all facets of business since our Convention Center venue opened in late September of 1991. We firmly believe that our exciting destination and our beautiful venue being located so centrally between Palm Beach and Miami will act as an extraordinary drawing card.”

In 2017, the JIS October Show - JIS’ flagship event of the year - will take place back at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For further information about JIS, please visit jisshow.com or contact JIS Customer Service directly at 800-840-5612.

About JIS Exchange

The Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) was founded in 1979 to supply the jewelry trade markets of Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and the South Eastern United States with product in advance of the busiest buying times of the year. JIS Miami events take place three times a year - January, April and October - in the beautiful South Beach district of Miami Beach, FL. 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. For additional information on JIS Miami events and the new JIS Exchange, visit jisshow.com.