Makeover in Miami: Packing Our Bags for JIS October 2016

When the next edition of the Jewelers International Show is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center Oct. 14–17, attendees will want to take a good look around. With a $596 million renovation to the center beginning in 2017, this fall will be the last time they’ll experience the current layout.  An updated facility is in line with all the changes that show organizer Reed Exhibitions (JCK magazine’s parent company) is bringing to the table. Carolyn Thamkul, executive vice president of San Francisco–based Belle Étoile, a longtime JIS exhibitor, says that since Reed acquired the brand in 2015 JIS has transformed into a more sophisticated event.  “It’s not just a little cash-and-carry affair—it’s a powerful show that no one paid attention to until Reed put it on everyone’s radar,” Thamkul says. “Plus, Miami is the gateway to Latin America.” For th

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