(NORWALK, Conn.)– The Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) team has announced it will postpone the JIS April 2020 Show in response to the coronavirus pandemic and in compliance with guidance from the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
JIS April will instead be merged with JIS October and held in Miami Beach, Florida on October 13 – 16, 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“JIS April is an important event for the jewelry industry and our customers. In the face of this unprecedented global challenge, our team – like businesses throughout the U.S. and all over the world – has made the difficult decision to postpone this event. The safety and health of our exhibitors, attendees, staff, families and friends is the priority now. We look forward to gathering again in October. JIS would like to express sincere gratitude to exhibitors, attendees, suppliers and staff for their support during this challenging time. We look forward to bringing the JIS community together at JIS October.”
For more information, visit www.jisshow.com.
CBG postpones Las Vegas Summer Show
Andie Weinman (CEO) and Joe Murphy (COO) of Continental Buying Group and Preferred Jewelers International™ have made the decision to postpone their annual May 2020 CBG Las Vegas Show until September for the protection and care of all involved.
“We truly love our industry and our jewelry community. This is a time to be with family and not worrying about a jewelry show. CBG is not just a group or an organization, it’s family and family comes first. We have been watching vigilantly what is progressing with COVID-19 and felt that the safety of all our suppliers and retailers was of the utmost importance.”
The CBG office expressed that even if the virus is eradicated by late May, retailers and suppliers will still need time to regroup due to the slowdown in business the virus will inevitably cause. September would be a safer and more conducive time to hold their trade show at Caesars Palace. “By September, retailers should be able to regroup and be more focused on 4th quarter business.”
The CBG Annual Summer Show is now set for Tuesday, September 8th through Thursday, September 10th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“This virus will not last forever. The markets will rebound. We must all remain positive and diligent in our own safety and the safety of others. We are stronger together.”
As part of the effort to help everyone cope, learn and be more prepared, CBG is planning a full Educational Summit on the day following the last day of their September 2020 Las Vegas Event.
“We send our best well wishes and prayers to all those that have been affected by this situation in any way.”
Visit www.cbgi.org for the latest updates.