MJSA Launches New Trade Show for Equipment, Technology, & Supplies

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MJSA Launches New Trade Show in Rhode Island

April 4, 2024—MJSA, the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will launch a new show this fall emphasizing the latest-generation technologies and supplies, along with the top-tier subcontractors who are using those innovations to expand jewelers' capabilities.

MJSA Showcase: Equipment, Technologies, & Supplies will run Sept. 29–30 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island. The two-day show will offer a wide range of technologies and supplies, including the first collection of MJSA ET&S Featured Products. This curated selection of new tools and technologies will be judged as "must see" by an independent panel of recognized experts in jewelry manufacturing and design. Each Featured Product will be presented with a plaque and featured in a 10-minute demonstration that will be livestreamed on all MJSA social media networks.

Each product will later be featured, with expanded profiles, in the MJSA Sourcebook, a special edition of the alliance's monthly magazine, MJSA Journal, that is distributed to more than 10,000 jewelry manufacturers, designers, and retailers.

In addition, the show will include a special Subcontractor Spotlight Pavilion, featuring U.S.-based contract manufacturers who can expand a jeweler's capabilities in all areas—from CAD design to 3-D printing and casting to stone setting and repair. When registering, all attendees will be invited to submit questions to the subcontractors and schedule appointments during the show. All attendees will also receive free digital editions of the MJSA Press book The MJSA Guide to Subcontracting, which provides guidance on how to choose and establish good working relationships with contract manufacturers.

The Showcase will also offer a selection of premier components, gemstones, metals, and other needs. Its timing will enable jewelers to stock up on critical supplies before the holiday rush, especially for custom orders.

"MJSA has long been recognized as the industry's leading resource for new developments in jewelry manufacturing and design," says MJSA President/CEO David W. Cochran. "Our new Showcase will capitalize on that strength and extend our reach, providing a window into the latest technologies, supplies, and services that can ease jewelers' workloads and improve their profitability."

The MJSA Showcase registration page will be available soon at mjsa.info/showcase. To learn more, contact MJSA at 1-800-444-MJSA (6572), info@mjsa.org.

To learn more about exhibiting, contact Sales Director Lucy Ferreira at lucy.ferreira@mjsa.org or 1-508-818-0930. Companies that also exhibited at the 2024 MJSA Expo will receive a $1,000 discount per booth.