“We were encouraged to see an increase in the number of buyers at GemFair and the enthusiasm they brought to the show floor,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO. “We had steady traffic each day of the show and the buyers were serious about restocking their inventory in a wide variety of gemstones and pearls in all price points.”
Social and networking events saw good numbers as well, including the ICA Reception on February 3 where
The AGTA Seminar Program once again featured some of the industry’s finest speakers. Richard Drucker from Gemworld International, David Brown of the Edge Retail Academy, Leela Hutchison with a presentation on Giant Selenite Crystals, Kate Peterson on behalf of the DCA, Elisabeth Strack on the Chinese Pearl Industry, Dr. Jim Shigley from GIA with their latest research findings and a JVC panel of government agency representatives were just a few of the sessions receiving great feedback from attendees. The MJSA at the Bench Live demonstration area also saw the seats filled for each session by bench experts.
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