Rio Grande Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Rio Grande is proud to participate in and sponsor many of the industry’s leading conferences, events and trade shows. Be sure to stop by one of our booths to meet with a Rio Grande representative or visit a sponsored event to gain industry experience!  Mark your calendars for a year filled with innovative advancements and creative inspiration.


October 25–26, 2020 • New York, New York

MJSA ExpoMJSA Expo is THE show for professional jewelry makers as it has long been the hub for jewelry manufacturers, designers, and trade suppliers and contractors to connect, establish relationships, and learn about the latest industry trends. From its start in 1968, MJSA Expo has evolved to become the trade show dedicated to the best in jewelry-related tools, equipment, supplies and services—and its still showing the path forward.
While at the show, stop by booth 420 to visit Rio Grande.


Santa Fe Symposium

Postponed due to the Coronavirus; new dates TBD. • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Santa Fe SymposiumThe Santa Fe Symposium pursues innovation across the jewelry industry: technological, operational and experiential. At the Symposium, the industry’s most inquisitive minds come together to present and discuss research, to share expertise, to connect with other professionals—to learn about what’s happening in every corner of this world-wide industry. Make plans now to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and participate in the 34th Santa Fe Symposium. Meet and visit with your colleagues and experts from around the world, enjoy four days of knowledge and networking, build new relationships, and take invaluable information, ideas and know-how back to your business.


2020 Saul Bell Design Award Ceremony

Postponed due to the Coronavirus; new dates TBD. • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Saul Bell Design AwardToday, as it has for more than a decade, the Saul Bell Design Award competition both inspires and challenges jewelry designers around the globe. This premier competition recognizes artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. The two Emerging Jewelry Artist categories—open to designers 18 years of age or younger and 22 years of age or younger—celebrates the fresh ideas and creative spark of aspiring designers. Two Collection categories celebrate cohesive design families. Winners are announced to the public and celebrated at this invitation-only gala.



Cancelled due to COVID-19; see refund information below • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Society of North American GoldsmithsSNAG will be processing refunds in the order in which original registrations were received. SNAG anticipates a turnaround time of approximately 90 days. Please see the SNAG website for details.

Visit the SNAG homepage for more information.


Cancelled due to COVID-19; please see updates below • Las Vegas, Nevada

The JCK ShowJCK & Luxury will now take place in June 2021 at the Venetian Resort & Sands Expo in Las Vegas. For 2020, JCK will host a virtual event this summer and offer JCK customers the opportunity to participate in JCK’s sister show, JIS October taking place in Miami October 13-16. Please see the JCK website for details.