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Frequently Asked Questions

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09/2024 Minneapolis, MN

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?

Double Tree - Bloomington Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439

Creating a Company Profile.

Your profile must contain valid Company information and include your current required state documents. You may edit your profile at any time. Once your profile is completed, the next step is to select all the shows you wish to attend then submit for review. If your documents have expired, your current state issued document must be uploaded. We will notify you via email when your registration is complete.

Online Registration: BEST OPTION!

This feature allows you to register for the show in advance.  Once approved, your badges will be available for pick-up at the show. Any changes made after September 16, 2024 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 State Issued Sales Tax 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 a profile and attached a valid sales tax license, you will be able to select the shows you wish to attend. After a G&LW staff member has approved your profile, your registration will be completed and then a confirmation email will be sent. If questions, please call 866-393-7526 or email

How do I make changes and corrections to my existing registration?

To make changes to your registration click here and log into your profile.  Click view profile, enter your changes and then click submit.  Any changes made after September 16, 2024 will need to be made onsite at the show.

Show                                                                      Deadline Date
Minneapolis September Show                   September 16, 2024

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

Yes, it is 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 have not 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 office 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 Minneapolis. Can you help?

For accommodations information, visit the Minneapolis Convention Bureau at