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Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show Attendance +11%

Jun 9, 2014 1:17 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Organizers of the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show reported a 25 percent year-on-year increase in opening day attendance on May 29, which helped to boost the show's overall attendance by 11 percent for the four-day event. The trade show hosted nearly 400 gem, jewelry and watch dealers.

"The improvements made to this year's show were largely based on feedback we received from our exhibitors," said Dan Darby, the vice president of Emerald Expositions and U.S. Antique Shows general manager. "The redesign of the show floor, attendee badging system and thoroughly vetting attendees who can access the show proved successful. We received an overwhelming amount of positive remarks from both dealers and attendees who felt that the new show floor design was easier to navigate and shop. As a result of these incredibly successful changes, we had more than 90 percent of dealers renew their booths for 2015."

Maurice Moradof, the owner of Yafa Signed Jewels, said, "This year, in Las Vegas, we sold many significant pieces to interested buyers. The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show continues to improve year after year, demonstrating that the antique jewelry market is very strong."

Barry Blank, the owner of National Estate Jewelers, added that this event presented an excellent opportunity to showcase the firm's pieces.  John Greiner, the vice president of Charterhouse & Sons, observed, that the show was very busy for the company. 

There are nine U.S. Antique Shows each year, with the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show coming up next, July 25 to 28 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.


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