History of Canadian Jewellery Expos
Western Canadian Jewellery Exhibitions (“WCJE”) commenced in Alberta and British Columbia as the venerable Alberta and British Columbia Jewellery Travellers Associations. Representatives marketed watches, gift ware, high fashion and costume jewellery, gold, silver and gems. For over half a century jewellery exhibitions were organized by these fraternal orders and they welcomed jewellery travellers from across North America. Student bursaries and scholarships, cherished jeweller awards, charitable endeavours were supported by these associations and their annual buying exhibitions. In 2007, these associations sold their exhibitions to WCJE.
WCJE expanded operations to Toronto in 2012 and shortened our brand to Canadian Jewellery Expos….CJExpos for short. CJExpos are managed by Toronto based industry veterans – Lilie Ford – Event Director and Garnet Irving- Operations Director. Geoff and Phil Payne are Edmonton based management and the CJExpos owners. Our Canadian team counts some seventy years exhibition experience across three continents and we can be counted on to deliver the new and unusual.
CJExpos management is proud to commit our jewellery expositions to building the strength and fiber of a vibrant Canadian jewellery industry.