(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson show opened Tuesday with near-record opening day numbers. With the debut of a new system that eased the registration process, the pre-registration numbers were higher than prior years and ensured that the onsite system ran smoothly and quickly. The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson debuted a new Grand Ballroom that featured the finest designers and manufacturers, colored diamond dealers and estate jewelers in a swanky, upscale environment, and included an expanded Tools, Technology and Supplies Pavilion – the only one of its kind in Tucson.
“This was an exciting year for AGTA because we made some interesting changes leading into the 2019 show, and we were excited to see the outcome,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO. “Not only did we expand our wholesale loose colored gemstone dealers on the GemHall floor, we introduced the new Grand Ballroom, and added new support services vendors, but we also instituted an aggressive new digital marketing campaign that really spoke to the buyers coming to our show. It was important for us to communicate that AGTA GemFair™ is the place to buy colored gemstones and cultured pearls, from ethical dealers that you can trust.”
The 2019 AGTA GemFair runs through February 10. For more information visit the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) website at www.agta.org.