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Atlanta Jewelry Show Plans Hybrid Event for Fall 2020

It’s set for Oct. 24-25.




The Atlanta Jewelry Show is planning a hybrid event to combine in-person and virtual marketplaces.

The in-person event will be held on Oct. 24-25, 2020, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, while the virtual marketplace will be held online. Additionally, the AJS ConnectED Education Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 23.

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“We’re excited to bring this new format to our attendees and leverage the introduction of a
virtual component to provide a productive and unique industry event,” said Libby Brown,
executive director of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “We’d love to see you at the event, so we’re
implementing a number of measures in order to reduce contact and ensure distance.

“However, we understand there are several factors that may prevent you from joining us in person. Your health and safety is absolutely paramount, which has sparked a renewed commitment to not
only providing attendees a successful event, but also a safe place to connect and move our industry forward.”

The AJS “Safety Shines” initiative is a multi-tier approach to delivering a safe and comfortable experience.


“We appreciate the creative thinking of the Atlanta Jewelry Show to keep this important industry
event going,” said Bill Warren, owner of Gold Mine Fine Jewelry & Gifts. “We look forward to seeing our vendor partners and friends. “This show is always an excellent place to connect buyers and sellers, and discuss opportunities moving forward.”

Registration for October 2020 AJS is open now. For more information, click here.

The show’s official sponsor and producer, the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, is the nation’s oldest association for independent jewelry representatives.

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