(ATLANTA) – No other jewelry show makes it so simple to do business and at the Atlanta Jewelry Show fun is added to the mix. Capping off a year-long 65th anniversary celebration, the August 8-10, 2015 edition returns to the Cobb Galleria Center with fresh new finds, educational and networking events, and legendary Southern hospitality that are guaranteed to make the experience of buying and selling efficient and fun for all attendees.
“For 65 years, the Atlanta Jewelry Show has been the industry’s true gathering place,” explains Carol Young, executive director, Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA), producers and managers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “With each show, we work to foster a motivational and enjoyable atmosphere by constantly raising the bar on our product selection, educational offerings, networking opportunities, and buyer services. We look forward to welcoming our buyers and members to what promises to be our best edition yet. We guarantee you will walk away with knowledge to grow your business and have fun while achieving success! “
Fall 2015 show highlights include:
GIA® Diamond Grading Lab
As part of an ongoing effort to expand educational resources and opportunities for independent jewelers, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will offer the GIA® (Gemological Institute of America) Diamond Grading Lab during the August edition. The course will be held Tuesday – Saturday, August 4-8, from 9 am – 5 pm each day. Space is limited for the August 2015 Diamond Grading lab, so retailers are encouraged to register now. The lab price is $2437 (check) and $2487 (credit card). To register or receive more information, contact Judy Lince at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-241-0399.
Handcrafted Studio – Meet the Makers
The Handcrafted Studio exhibitors return in August, bringing together a talented group of jewelry designers showcasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces in a range of price points.
Fresh Finds to Boost 4th Quarter Sales
Looking for new designs and timeless classics to lift those 4th quarter sales? The Atlanta Jewelry Show’s comprehensive collection of lines and new product introductions, eye-catching booth displays and special sections – including Point of View: A Designer Gallery, Promenade and general booth areas – will offer countless sources of inspiration, merchandising ideas and new resources to explore.
Celebrating 65 Years at Mingle!
The 65th anniversary celebration continues at Mingle! These popular after-hours gatherings – held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the lobby of the Renaissance Waverly Hotel from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – have quickly evolved into must-attend events. Known as the place to make real connections, attendees simply stroll over at the end of each day to gather for music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and great conversations with good friends and business associates.
Gather New Ideas, Marketing Strategies and Insights at AJS U
The popular Atlanta Jewelry Show U educational series returns with a full line-up of innovative sales and marketing strategies for retailers. From product forecasts for Christmas 2015 and social media strategies to profitable repair work insights and more, retailers eager to expand their knowledge and grow their business will walk away motivated to return to their stores to do their best work yet.
Complimentary Buyer Breakfast Each Morning
Buyers can gear up for a busy buying day by enjoying a light continental breakfast served in the registration concourse area.
$5 Buffet Lunch @ The MarketPlace Café
Convenient, cost-effective and delicious, the Atlanta Jewelry Show $5 Buffet Lunch gives buyers the chance to sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious lunch without leaving the show floor – and for only $5. Simply show your badge and coupon at the MarketPlace Café to take advantage of this special offer.
Place Orders. Earn Rewards.
Buyers can earn valuable AJS Reward points for simply placing orders for their best-sellers, required stock items, and other store necessities during the Show. These reward points can be redeemed for hotel and travel packages, electronics, personal accessories, home goods and more. At any time during the event, buyers need only bring copies of orders placed during the show to the AJS Rewards counter where the representative will deposit the corresponding point value to their personal rewards accounts. After the show, retailers can visit the program’s online catalog to see all the items they can order.
Join the Club! Atlanta’s Elite Buyers Club
Retailers who have earned 15,000 AJS Reward points or more at any one of the past three shows are automatically enrolled in the Elite Buyers Club – the exclusive club of Atlanta VIP buyers. As a member, they receive special badges signifying VIP Status; access to a no-wait registration counter just for Club Elite Members; entry into the exclusive, member-only Club Elite lounge; Club Elite Concierge service and more. To find out if they qualify for membership, buyers should contact Fran Strauss at 800-241-0399 or email@example.com.
See More. Stay Longer. Spend Less.
SJTA has arranged for deep discounts at area hotels, which can be obtained by calling the Show’s host hotels directly or via the show website. Attendees can find the list and direct links to the hotels, rates and group codes to reference for discounts at www.atlantajewelryshow.com. When calling, attendees should tell the reservations representative that they’re attending the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show to take advantage of the special show rates.
Atlanta Jewelry Show Quick Facts
When: Saturday – Monday, August 8 – 10, 2015
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm, August 8-9; 10 am – 3 pm, August 10
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Celebrating its 65th Anniversary, the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association is the nation’s oldest association for independent jewelry representatives and the official sponsor and producer of the Atlanta Jewelry Show.