MJSA Expo New York offers products, education, and fun

The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers Expo New York is the largest trade show in the United States devoted to jewelry manufacturing. This year’s edition of the show will be held March 12-14 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show will feature more than 350 exhibitors along with educational seminars and an opening day cocktail party.

The educational program will include the “At the Bench Live” demonstrations and the introduction of “Thinking Ahead: The CAD/CAM Experience,” a presentation of the MJSA/AJM Innovation Initiative, and a “Designer Day” full-day conference in collaboration with the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau on March 11, a day prior to the beginning of the show.

Highlights of the program include:

* “Bench Tips and Tricks for the Platinumsmith,” by Jurgen J. Maerz, March 12.

* “Selling Yourself and Your Company,” by Duvall O’Steen and Shaye Strager of the World Gold Council, March 13.

* “What’s Hot? 2006 & Beyond,” by Lisa Bruno of Accessor-eyes LLC, Marhc 13.

“At the Bench Live” demonstrations will also be held March 12 and 13. Presenters will include Michael David Sturlin, Arthur Anton Skuratowicz, Bradney W. Simon, Blaine Lewis, Kate Wolf, Alan Revere, Karen Christians, and Charles Lewton-Brain.

The “Thinking Ahead: The CAD/CAM Experience,” a presentation of the MJSA/AJM Innovation Initiative will be held March 14. This half-day session will include live demonstrations coupled with two overview sessions on CAD and CAM, as well as a roundtable discussion.

On March 11, MJSA and the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau will present “Designer Day,” a full-day conference that will provide an interactive and comprehensive look at the business strategies, technologies, and artistic resources designers need to bring their creations from concept to market. Also included will be MJSA’s American Vision Award Luncheon, where the winners of the 2006 awards will be announced and their work celebrated. The AVA design competition annually recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work is influencing future design trends.

“Good Libations,” the Cocktail Party at MJSA Expo New York, will debut March 12, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the south concourse of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The cocktail party will allow exhibitors and attendees to unwind and mingle with their peers after a day on the show floor. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Tickets cost $60 per guest.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the party, or to register for Expo New York 2006, please visit www.expo-newyork.com.

To register for the show or any of the individual seminars and events or for the full schedule, visit www.expo-newyork.com; or contact MJSA at:

MJSA Expo New York
45 Royal Little Drive
Providence, RI 02904
Fax (401) 274-0265

MJSA members attend Expo New York FREE of charge. The charge for non-MJSA members is $10 when registering at the show. Advanced Registration for both MJSA members and non-members is free.