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MJSA cancels 2020 Expo

Next event March 2021

After consultations with exhibitors about concerns over the lingering impact of the COVID-19 crisis, MJSA has decided not to host its Expo trade show this coming fall.

The longest-running trade show dedicated to jewelry making and design, MJSA Expo had originally been scheduled to run March 15-17 in New York City, before the COVID-19 outbreak forced a postponement into October. Since then, although the city’s number of new COVID-19 cases has abated, questions remain about how the phased reopening of city businesses and institutions will be implemented. Given this uncertainty, both exhibitors and MJSA management felt waiting until March 2021 would provide needed time and clarity for businesses to ramp up and better ensure a successful show.

“With every decision regarding Expo, our primary concern has been the health and well-being of exhibitors and attendees,” said David W. Cochran, president/CEO of MJSA. “We also want to ensure that buyers have unrestricted access to Expo, since so many jewelry businesses rely on our show for their jewelry-making supplies and services. After facing a pandemic of historic proportions, both the city and the entire industry require time to gain their strength, and we felt delaying Expo by a few more months would provide that.

“As the alliance for everyone engaged in the making and selling of jewelry, MJSA remains committed to helping all of its members get through this brutally difficult time,” he continued. “We will continue to provide the resources and guidance they need as the country gradually reopens for business.”

The exact 2021 dates will be announced soon. For more information, visit MJSAExpo.org.

About MJSA

Founded in 1903, Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America is the U.S. trade alliance of jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers dedicated to professional excellence. Its mission is to supply the expertise, customer connections, and resources needed to achieve success and maintain a competitive edge.

 


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