When natural disaster or global pandemics strike, you may be forced to shut the doors of your business for a while or maybe adapt your business model for a crisis. Because of the novel coronavirus, many businesses experienced financial burdens that put them out of business while online shopping gave limited access to customers.
The exact timeline for a full reopening can’t be known, but as quarantine phases out slowly business are trying and planning to get back in the market. Several jewelry trade fairs were rescheduled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to find ways to stay in touch with exhibitors and buyers as they rapidly readjust their business models virtually. The most effective ways came to be online webinars and Instagram Live sessions.
Organizations like CIBJO – World Jewelry Confederation have conducted virtual events where they organized a series of educational, topical and insightful webinars throughout the crisis to support the industry against a backdrop of a severe global economic downturn, rising gold and silver prices and fear of new online sales taxes.
Now, trade fairs will have to re-adjust to this rapidly changing scenario by offering events that protect the safety of buyers and exhibitors and ease business. And as the quarantining gets over slowly here are some of the top upcoming Jewelry events we’ve shortlisted for you.
1. The Gem Expo
Timings: 11:30 AM – 08:00 PM
Date: 12 March – 14 March 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Canada
“Toronto’s Gem, Mineral, Bead, & Jewelry Show”
The Gem Expo for top jewelry designers and artisans, precious and semi-precious stones from master cutters around the world, including Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Tourmaline, Baltic Amber, Pearls and many others, Beads and Findings, Sterling Silver Jewelry and Findings, and for the mineral enthusiasts, a collection of Crystal and Mineral specimens worthy of any museum or private collector.
2. ASD Market Week
Timings: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Date: 28 February –03 March 2021
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA
“The Leading International Trade Show for Consumer Merchandise”
45,000 buyers from over 90 countries visit ASD Market Week each year. From department stores to convenience stores, general stores to gift shops, from grocery store distributors to fashion boutiques, this is the trade show where any buyer can find unique merchandise that will set their store merchandise apart. Buyers are able to make the merchandise they buy at ASD go farther because of the impressive margins obtained only from the thousands of vendors and exhibitors found only on our show floor. ASD Market Week is also home to the SourceDirect trade show, a B2B show for importers, distributors, wholesalers, and large retailers to buy wholesale goods directly from select overseas manufacturers.
3. HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewelry Show
Timings: 10:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Date: 03 March – 07 March 2021
Location: Honk Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
“The World’s Preeminent Marketplace for Fine Jewelry”
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewelry Show is the perfect stop for international and regional jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, buyers and designers to meet and tap into the global markets. This sparkling event features themed zones showcasing magnificent finished jewelry products. Major exhibit categories include sterling silver jewelry, antique jewelry, brand name watches & clocks, fine jewelry, finished jewelry, IT solutions for Jewelry, jade jewelry, jewelry accessories, jewelry display and packaging material, jewelry tools and equipment as well as silver jewelry.
4. The International Gem and Jewelry Show
Timings: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Date: 04 December –06 December 2020
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
“The Gems, Jewelry, Precious Stones & Beads Industry Show”
The International Gem & Jewelry Show-Los Angeles will display wholesale gemstone jewelry and other products like Diamonds, Beads, Pearls, Opals, Fine Jewelry, Precious & Semi-Precious Gemstones, Engagement Rings, Settings & Mountings, Men’s Jewelry, Watches, Chains, Home Decor, Vintage & Estate, Custom Jewelry, Findings, Supplies, Hair Accessories, Gifts, Jewelry Cleaning & Repair and etc.
5. International Jewelry Tokyo
Timings: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Date: 13 January – 16 January 2021
Location: Tokyo Big Sight, Koto, Japan
“Japan’s Largest Jewelry Trade Show”
IJT is Japan’s largest and international jewelry trade show. A wide variety of products in the jewelry industry gathers under one roof in the world trend-setting city, Tokyo. Every year it is visited by numerous representatives from retailers, from department stores and wholesale jewelers who want to get a comprehensive overview of the offering on the market.
6. JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show
Timings: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Date: 27 January – 08 February 2021
Location: Tucson Expo Center, Tucson, USA
“International Market for Gem and Jewelry Professionals”
Probably the most awaited and anticipated Gemstones and Jewelry events in 2021, JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show brings together international gemstone and jewelry wholesalers, manufacturers and designers of jewelry, gem dealers, and stone cutters, showcasing new designs and new ideas. Exhibitors bring the best selection and largest stocks to choose from. It is one of the leading wholesale silver gemstone jewelry events in North America for all gemstone, jewelry, and mineral industry professionals and is one of the key jewelry markets in the world.
These were few of the most anticipated upcoming events of Gemstones and Jewelry after people finally get out of their homes and get to enjoy such luxurious events. Which one are you the most excited for?