October 24, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced it will host the first annual Jewelers of America National Convention, an education-focused executive forum open to jewelry professionals. The Convention will take place July 28-29, 2019, in New York City.

Engaging Jewelers of America’s network of more than 8,000 jewelry retail storefronts and supplier businesses, the premier two-day convention will feature expert presentations and discussions on the pressing issues shaping the jewelry industry in the U.S. and abroad. The program will serve as a forum for lively discussion on current industry and retail trends with compelling keynotes and seminars that provide attendees with insight and solutions to their top-of-mind challenges.

“Successful businesses must continue to learn and evolve – it’s vital for the evolution of our industry and the health of our member companies. We are thrilled to launch our first annual Convention as a destination for jewelry professionals to come together, network, learn and take their learnings back to better their businesses,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte.

In addition to education, the Jewelers of America National Convention will feature premier networking events allowing designers, retailers and manufacturers the opportunity connect with one another. Events will include a Jewelers of America Member Meet Up & Cocktail Party, networking lunches and unique interactive sessions.

The Jewelers of America National Convention is part of “July Jewelry Week,” a week-long collaborative series of events in New York City hosted by the industry’s top associations that brings together jewelry professionals from across the country. Other industry events will include Women’s Jewelry Assocation Awards for Excellence on July 29, American Gem Society Circle of Distinction on July 30, as well as many organizations’ Board Meetings.

To learn more about the Jewelers of America National Convention or to sign up to be notified with updates, including when tickets go on sale, visit www.jewelers.org/convention.

About Jewelers of America:
Jewelers of America (JA) is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace. Jewelers of America's primary purpose is to improve consumer confidence in the jewelry industry through its leadership in public, government and industry affairs; by advocating professionalism, including high ethical, social and environmental standards; and by facilitating members' access to education. Visit www.jewelers.org for more information.

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