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Attendance and buying was up at SMART Jewelry Show 2012 in Chicago

26 april 2012

The 4th edition of the annual SMART Jewelry Show closed in Chicago last Monday. The exhibition was organized by the INSTORE and INDESIGN Magazines and held on April 21 to 23, 2012. This year, the show was visited by about 2,350 buyers from across the United States, which was up about a hundred from last year attendance also giving a wider picture geographically, and, more importantly, people stayed for longer during the show, said Dan Kisch, the organizer and publisher of the INSTORE Magazine, interviewed by Rough&Polished.
“We had 353 exhibitors in about 500 booths at the show,” he noted.
The SMART Jewelry Show was held at Navy Pier, a historical site of Chicago, for the fourth time running. It was open for registered visitors only, including buyers (mainly jewelry retailers), exhibitors and mass media. To attend, would-be buyers had to provide a documented confirmation of required amount of jewelry for restocking. As Rough&Polished happened to know, the purchasing threshold for retailers was set at $30,000 during the last two months.
Visitors to the show were attracted not only by a wide range of high quality goods offered by pace-setting jewelry manufacturers, but also by the enticing education program run there.
“Our educational conference program, which is the part of what we do that is most important in bringing people in, was ramped up this year, we had a big focus on training sales teams,” Dan Kisch explained.
This year, Dallas will host another round of SMART Jewelry Show to be held there on September 8-10, 2012.

Olga Patseva, Editor in Chief of the American Bureau, Rough&Polished