(ATLANTA) - For 65 years, the Atlanta Jewelry Show has been the meeting place for the independent jewelry retailer. The February 28 - March 2, 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre marks this milestone by bringing together even more of the insightful educational programs, networking opportunities, distinctive product resources and renowned Southern hospitality its buyer and member audience has come to expect and enjoy year after year.
“During its long history, the Atlanta Jewelry Show has firmly established its position as the resource retailers count on to help grow their business,” explains Carol Young, Executive Director, Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA), producers and managers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “We’ve never lost sight of what makes this event so important to our customers - fresh product inspiration, a generous buyer rewards program, relaxed networking events, free education and more. As we enter our 65th year, we will continue to focus on these elements and fresh new ideas - all to show our retailers how much their business is appreciated.”
Spring 2015 show highlights include:
Gemological Institute of America® (GIA®) Colored Stone, Pearl Grading Lab Classes
Handcrafted Studio - A showcase of one-of-a-kind, original designs
The Handcrafted Studio section brings together a talented group of jewelry designers showcasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces.
Inspiration in every aisle
The Spring 2015 Atlanta Jewelry Show floor’s convenient layout, cozy gathering spaces, 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, new designs and best-selling lines.
Celebrating 65 years at Mingle!
What better way to ring in the show’s 65th year than at Mingle! The renowned friendly atmosphere everyone experiences on the Atlanta Jewelry Show floor extends to the show’s popular after-hours gatherings. During nightly Mingle events, 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, and from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, buyers and exhibitors can raise a glass for an anniversary toast while catching up with old friends, making new ones and relaxing after a busy show day.
Town Hall Keynote headlines AJS U
The popular Atlanta Jewelry Show U educational series returns with a full line-up of innovative sales and marketing strategies for retailers. Headlining the comprehensive program, a “Town Hall” Keynote panel presentation on Sunday morning, March 1 from 9 - 10:30 a.m., will bring a number of industry leaders together to discuss some of the most important issues and trends affecting the jewelry industry today. Designed as an open forum encouraging questions and comments from the audience, the program will facilitate a free flow of ideas and discussions that promises to be engaging, entertaining and inspiring.
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.
Café Conversations @ The Marketplace Café - $5 buffet lunch
A buyer badge and special coupon are the only things buyers need to enjoy a full, hot lunch and gather fresh new ideas and insights for their businesses. All without leaving the show floor! Simply head over to the Marketplace Café for lunch and join in the daily Café Conversations on Saturday and Sunday. During these informal lunch gatherings, retailers can share ideas - talking about what has worked and what hasn’t - on everything from in-store promotions and merchandising to customer service, sales and more.
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 Spring Atlanta Show, and then redeem them 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 desk where the representative will deposit the corresponding Rewards points to their Rewards account. After the show, retailers can visit the program’s online catalog to see the all the items they can order.
VIP treatment - Atlanta’s Elite Buyers Club
Unbeatable travel savings
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.
When: Saturday, February 28 - Monday, March 2, 2015
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. February 28 - March 1; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. March 2
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA
Information: www.atlanta-jewelryshow.com, 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434.