The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) said attendance was up at the recently concluded fall edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show, which took place Aug. 12 to 14 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
Atlanta--Organizers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show said preliminary figures indicate that attendance at the recently concluded fall edition of the show was up 8 percent year-over-year.

Running from Aug. 12 to 14, the show saw a total of 90 new stores attending for the first time, 62 of which it hosted through its “Welcome Atlanta” program. There were 42 new vendors.

In addition, a handful of presentations and seminars that were part of the show’s education program were livestreamed during the three-day event through a partnership with Red Rocket Marketing.

AJS, which is in its 67th year and is the longest-running regional show in the country, just underwent a redesign. The first show with the new look took place in March and includes a central plaza area with a full-service bar, concierge and music from a live DJ.

“The community and camaraderie you’ve come to expect at the AJS is still flavored with Southern hospitality, while bringing innovative ideas to make the show fresh each edition, ensuring the success of buyers and sellers alike,” said Libby Brown, who took over as the show’s executive director this spring following the departure of longtime head Carol Young.

The next Atlanta Jewelry Show is scheduled for March 3 to 5. For more information, visit AtlantaJewelryShow.com.

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