Stunning jewellery collections from world-class exhibitors plus an opportunity to network with industry experts and huge discounts for retailers are some of the highlights of this must-attend event.
Everyone who’s anyone in the jewellery business- from retailers to buyers to jewellery enthusiasts are looking forward to feast their eyes on some of the most delectable collections in the world are gearing up for one of the biggest shows in the industry- the Canadian Jewellery Expos- to be held in Toronto (August 11 to 13) at the International Centre, and in Edmonton (August 17 -19) at the Edmonton Expo Centre. This year, more than ever, this event holds special significance for the jewellery industry not only in Canada but globally. “There has been a shift in the purchasing patterns, globally and a noticeable decline as well. People are more conscious of spending big dollars, especially on a big ticket item. What everyone’s doing now is customizing their look- they rather get multiple pieces instead of spending it all on one single piece. There are other finer issues too plaguing the industry, which is why events like Canadian Jewellery Expos are important because buyers get to browse through top quality pieces that are curated especially to suit their tastes,” says Lilie Ford, president of the event and a force to be reckoned with, thanks to her extensive experience with running trade shows for more than 35 years.
Ford has taken over the leadership of the events and realises that with great power comes great responsibility. Aware of the demands of the modern jewellery market and the crisis that many retailers and brands are facing Ford has made it her mission to bring together businesses, big and small to further strengthen what was once a robust industry. Both events will host various educational and networking sessions for retailers and their teams which will focus on the all important customer experience. Respected and well-known brands like Beverly Hills Jewellers, Best Bargains, EMBIX Watches, ELLE, Pierre Laurent among others will be present at the events in Toronto and Edmonton and Ford wants attendees to make the most of this one-stop shop event to get the best bang for their buck.
“We’ve become such a digital society that people are forgetting the importance of human contact. Buying jewellery is a emotional thing- associated with special occasions like anniversaries or weddings and one needs to feel and touch the product before getting it for their someone special. How can this experience be replicated online? At shows like ours, you can actually see and assess for yourself and you will be assisted by experts who actually know the origins and will vouch for the quality of the piece. With all the nefarious information online and fakes, I would want a safer, more trusted alternative- like the expos!,” she signs off!
Save the date for CJ Expos- one of the largest trade events in the world for qualified jewellery industry professionals. Want to be part of this exclusive event in Toronto and Edmonton and network with top retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers? Register now before spots fill up!
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