The International Watch and Jewelry Guild Announces "Summer Expo 2011"

The International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG) Summer Event to be held on June 27th and 28th at the Renowned Crowne Plaza O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois

Houston, TX - June 20, 2011 - The International Watch and Jewelry Guild announces their Summer Expo 2011 will be held in Chicago on June 27th and 28th, 2011. The venue for the show will be the Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center, at 5440 North River Road, Rosemont Il. 60018.

The members and guests only IWJG Show is already 20% larger than last year’s Chicago event.

According to Joseph P. Nelson, Executive Director of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild, "Our registrations have been at record levels for all of our shows since September 2010. The Chicago Summer Expo will kick off our 2011 summer season. The growth of the Chicago area show can be attributed to several factors, including the improving economy, strong international dealer participation, the quality of our members and their inventories, plus the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center is a great venue. The facility is wonderful and its proximity to O’Hare Airport (5 minutes away) makes it an easy in and out for our members and their guests. This year, as a major plus factor, the memberships of the Chicago Jewelers Association, the Illinois Jewelers Association and the Illinois Pawnbrokers Association will all be joining our IWJG membership for this great event. We are excited to be back in the windy city."

Linda Kushnir, Vice President Sales for the Crowne Plaza comments "The Crowne Plaza O’Hare is pleased to welcome the International Watch and Jewelry Guild back for the third year for the Summer Kick off Show. This is always a great date for the hotel."

The Summer Expo in Chicago is the first in a great line up of summer shows for the International Watch and Jewelry Guild. Joe Nelson reports "In July, the IWJG visits New York City once again. Then in August, the IWJG heads to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade before returning to Las Vegas in September. This is quite a line up."

If you are a buyer, seller or collector of fine watches and/or jewelry, these summer shows are "Must Be There" destinations for you.

About the International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)
Since 1985, the IWJG has been conducting 12 to 14 annual cash and carry trade show events throughout the US. The members only shows are supported by over 8,200 of the world's foremost professional watch and jewelry dealers from 75 countries. The IWJG members and shows stake claim to hundreds of millions of dollars in watch and jewelry inventory. For general questions or information on becoming a member visit our website at or call us toll free at 800-554-4992. You can also visit us on Facebook at for more information or Twitter at

About The Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center
Experience lodging at its finest at the elegant Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Our contemporary O’Hare International Airport hotel beckons business and leisure travelers with a tempting array of amenities, including indoor swimming pool, onsite restaurants, concierge desk, gift shop, meeting rooms, event catering and high-speed Internet access.

Experience true comfort at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois near downtown Chicago. All 503 of the hotels guest rooms have been completely re-styled and are eco-friendly. The rooms are decorated with a delightfully rich design that is classic and comfortable. All of the furniture is custom made with the best materials and crafted by the finest of experts.