22 June 2015
Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX Group, announced today that it will expand its jewelry event portfolio with the acquisition of Jewelers International Showcase (JIS). JIS has three annual business-to-business events, for jewelry retailers, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Thousands of retailers attend the JIS Events from the United States, Caribbean and Latin America to do business with almost 700 exhibitors in the ideal location of Southeast Florida-a major hub for Latin American business activity.
The JIS Events will join the JCK Events in Reed Exhibitions' US jewelry portfolio-each event offering distinctive attributes that differentiate them within the jewelry industry and serve specific buying needs. The JIS Events occur in January, April and October, offering an excellent opportunity for jewelry retailers to stock and place last minute orders for key holiday buying seasons.
"This is an exciting opportunity to expand our jewelry portfolio, offering our customers broader reach to retailers in the Caribbean and Latin American markets. The JIS Events offer a unique opportunity for buying and will continue to deliver enhanced customer value and a broader pool of retailers in this growing market," commented Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, JCK.
Jordan Tuchband, Vice President of Sales & Operations JIS, will join Reed Exhibitions as Industry Vice President for JIS Events. Jordan has led the JIS event team for 10 years, and brings with him the experience and passion needed to continue to drive the business forward. Jordan will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the JIS Event brand, and strive to build and strengthen the brand relationships that have been instrumental to the success of the JIS Events.
"JIS' product range covers all price points from high-end designers to popular-most of the products on the show floor represent middle and higher price points, which are ideal for the retail audience that JIS attracts," said Tuchband. "There is something for every type of retailer at JIS, including independent stores that place lower volume orders. JIS also allows the immediate delivery of jewelry, which eliminates a long wait for retailers to have product delivered."
The JIS Events have been built over four decades by Michael Breslow who will continue with the Events as a consultant to Reed Exhibitions.
The JIS Events take place in a secure environment at the beautiful and modern Miami Beach Convention Center, just minutes away from Miami International Airport, local hotels, and the exciting Art Deco and South Beach Districts. Reed Exhibitions currently runs the leading design event Maison & Objet in Miami and is committed to bringing more business to Miami Beach.
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Notes to Editors
About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading event organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions.
About RELX Group:
RELX Group plc is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. The group employs about 29,000 people of whom half are in North America. Reed Elsevier PLC is the London Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. Shareholders in Reed Elsevier PLC own a 52.9% economic interest in RELX Group. Reed Elsevier NV is the Amsterdam Stock Exchange listed vehicle for holding shares in RELX Group. External shareholders in Reed Elsevier NV own a 47.1% economic interest in RELX Group. The combined market capitalisation of the two parent companies is approximately £21.7bn/€30.2bn*. Its shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at .
Lauren Laramore, JCK Events, Reed Exhibitions
Rosanna Armstrong, RELX Group
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REED ELSEVIER : Exhibitions acquires Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
22 June 2015