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Frequently Asked Questions

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01/2023 Lakeland, FL

What are the dates for future shows?

To view all of our upcoming shows click here

Where will the G&LW Gem Show be held?

R P Funding Center
701 W Lime Street Lakeland, FL  33815

Creating a Company Profile

Your profile contains your Company information, including your current required state documents. You can edit your profile at any time. Once your profile is completed, the next step is to select all the shows you wish to attend and submit this for our review. If your documents have expired, you must upload a current state issued document. We will let you know via email when your registration is complete.

Online Registration: BEST OPTION!

This feature allows you to register for all shows in advance. Once approved,  your badges will be available for pick-up at the show. Any changes made after December 28, 2022 will need to be made onsite at the show.

What are the registration requirements?

To qualify as a Wholesale Buyer, a State-Issued Sales Tax License, Sales and Use Tax Permit, or a Resell Permit for a Jewelry/Gem/Mineral related business is required. International Buyers must provide a passport and proof of business.

***Employee Identification Numbers (EIN) documents are NOT accepted***
***City Licenses are NOT accepted***

Is there a cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend as a qualified Buyer.  

Emailing Sales Tax ID/Business License/Sales and Use Tax Permit/Resellers Permits?

When emailing your documents, the information must match your registration.  Registrations will be in a pending status until proper documents are received. We will send you an email when you have been approved.

***Employee Identification Numbers (EIN) documents are NOT accepted***
***City Licenses are NOT accepted***

How will I know that I am registered?

Once you have completed your profile and attached a valid sales tax license, you will be able to select the shows you wish to attend. Once a G&LW staff member has approved your profile, your registration will be completed and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have questions, please call 866-393-7526 or email

How do I make changes to my existing registration

To make changes to your registration click here and log into your profile. Click view profile, enter your changes and click submit. Any changes made after December 28, 2022 will need to be made onsite at the show.
Show                                                                         Deadline Date
January Lakeland Show                                  December 28, 2022

Should I bring copies of State-Issued Sales Tax License/Sales and Use Tax Permit/Resellers Permit to the show?

Yes; it’s suggested that you bring at least 10 copies of your documents with you to the show.  Keep in mind exhibitors may require a copy with your purchase.

What if I haven't received a confirmation after registering?

Contact G&LW Gem Show staff at 866-393-7526 or

What if I have more than 6 people to register for my company?

A maximum of 6 badges are allowed per company.  Please contact G&LW  registration at 866-393-7526 to discuss your request.

When will I receive my badges?

Badges will be available for pick-up at the show. Any changes to buyer or guest names will need to be updated at the onsite pre-registration desk. Lanyards and badge holders will be available at the registration desk.

I am interested in exhibiting at a Gem Show, who do I contact?

Contact G&LW at 601-879-8832 or

Are children allowed in the shows?

Although children are not refused entry, G&LW shows are organized for business to business activity and are not suitable for children. The use of strollers is strictly prohibited.

What are the Show floor restrictions?

No camera/video recorders at any time unless approved by G&LW
No smoking or using e-cigarettes is allowed
No storage is available on-site
Only service animals are allowed at G&LW Shows
Unauthorized duplication of the attendee badge will ban you from G&LW Shows.

I need a hotel room in Lakeland. Can you help?

For accommodations information on Lakeland, visit the following link at