(NORWALK, Conn.) – Jewelers International Showcase (JIS), the leading event for immediate and seasonal at-show jewelry delivery, proudly announced the successful conclusion of its largest Fall attendance to date. The 2023 JIS Fall show, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida from October 13 to 16, 2023, saw an impressive 24% increase in attendance compared to the 2022 show, with approximately 5,500 buyers in attendance.
This year’s JIS Fall event welcomed an increased number of domestic attendees from key states such as New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina. International attendance also saw a notable boost, with visitors hailing from the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands. Additionally, attendees from Canada, Latin America and India marked an increase in the overall international participation.
The four-day buying event buzzed with excitement as it provided retailers with the ideal opportunity to restock their inventories in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. It also offered a platform for exploring a diverse range of products and innovations that are shaping the future of the jewelry industry.
The show featured over 640 domestic and international exhibitors in 11 specialty and international pavilions, showcasing a wide array of fine jewelry, lab-grown products, silver, fashion designs, and cutting-edge equipment and technology in the growing ETS Pavilion. Exhibitors from countries such as Italy, Hong Kong, Türkiye, and South Africa, among others, and specialty pavilions were a highlight of JIS Fall, including the Plumb Club Pavilion, a leading organization in the jewelry industry, uniting suppliers across various facets of the fine jewelry, diamond and watch industries. JIS also welcomed several new exhibiting high-end brands including Bassali, Doves, Kabana, Mark Henry, and Savoia Italy, to name a few.
Sara McDonough, JIS Event Director, expressed her enthusiasm for the positive energy and excellent turnout at the event, stating: “We are thrilled to see such a fantastic response from attendees. The variety of exhibitors, especially the addition of several high-end brands, and the quality of products on display were exceptional, making JIS Fall 2023 a remarkable success for all that participated.”
Retailer attendees provided glowing feedback about the event, citing factors such as the large variety of offerings, the opportunity to find everything they need, the presence of exhibitors from all over the world, and the event’s excellent organization and service.
In addition to the extensive exhibitor showcase, JIS Fall 2023 featured a packed schedule of gatherings designed to foster lasting connections between exhibitors and visitors. These included daily Pavilion Pop-Ups, Galleria Lounge Happy Hours, the New Exhibitor Happy Hour event on Friday evening, and the Cocktails and Connections event for all JIS attendees and exhibitors on Saturday, featuring an open bar and a live band, Whisky Six, sponsored by De Beers. Attendees were treated to a unique experience with custom t-shirts screen printed and hand-delivered fresh from production, creating memorable keepsakes.
Save the date for the next edition, JIS Spring, scheduled to take place from March 17 to 19, 2024, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Registration and additional details will be available soon.
Learn more about Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) at jisshow.com.