Because people are spending less time at tradeshows and more time shopping online for jewelry supply, we have adjusted to this trend by moving resources away from tradeshows and toward the website. In line with this new strategy, we are pulling out of the Tucson Holidome Show for 2013.
This was a very difficult decision because we love visiting with everyone at the Holidome. We will miss seeing you face to face but we truly believe we can best serve all of our customers by keeping most of the staff of 10 people home and staying focused online.
We will, however, keep our small booth #435 at GJX in 2013 and would love to see you there. Here’s some info about credentials you need to get into the GJX show – all pulled straight from their website:
This is not a business-to-business trade show. It is a “wholesale-to-the-trade only” show. GJX reserves the right at its sole discretion to determine if a buyer is qualified to attend the show based on the information provided by the registrant. Buyers must be engaged in the gem and jewelry industry. Professional attire required. No children under the age of 14 will be allowed, including infants.
BUYER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Be sure to bring with you any documents you may need to register on-site. Pre-registration is closed. You must register at the show.
1.) JBT # (Jewelers Board of Trade Membership #) or Resale License or Wholesale Tax Certificate
If license does not indicate you are in the Lapidary/Jewelry Trade you will need copies of the following:
2.) Invoices over the past year, totaling $4,000 from several different suppliers, for the purchase of gemstones jewelry, castings, precious metals, or jewelry equipment
3.) Photo Identification (required to claim badge) and business card (related to the trade)
*Note: If your business/resale license or tax ID certificate does not reflect that your company is engaged in the gem and jewelry (or its related products) industry, if your state does not issue business/resale licenses, then you must provide copies of invoices for the purchase of gemstones, jewelry, precious metals or lapidary equipment made within the last year. Each invoice must reflect the purchase of multiple items.