AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Free Seminar Program
The American Gem Trade Association released its educational lineup for the 2013 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Free Seminar Program. This four-day program provides a wealth of information, presented by industry leaders and innovators. AGTA offers over 40 free seminars during the GemFair that are chosen to help you succeed in the colored gemstone and pearl category.
The AGTA Seminar Program, sponsored by the American Gem Society, is a comprehensive collection of one-hour seminars taught by the leading experts in their fields. Popular presenters such as Richard Drucker, Kate Peterson, Bill Larson, Alan Hodgkinson, Gary Roskin, Cecilia Gardner, David Peters, Cindy Edelstein and Antoinette Maitlins return each year to share their latest information to GemFair attendees. Topics covered include gemology, trends, sales, marketing, events, travelogues, training, social media, fair trade, gemstone cutting and much more. The seminars start Wednesday, February 6th and end on Saturday, February 9th.
MJSA also returns in 2013 with their "At the Bench Live" program, sponsored by AGTA, for bench jewelers. This daily demonstration provides fantastic tips on a variety of bench-related scenarios by respected jewelers Arthur Anton Skuratowicz, Lee Krombholz, Chris Ploof and Linus Drogs. From repair to design to working with gemstones, there is something for everyone.
Please note that many of these seminars will be recorded and available on DVD-Rom after the GemFair. The AGTA records most of the seminars at the AGTA GemFair Seminar Program in Tucson using technology that combines the audio recording synched with the speaker's PowerPoint presentation. The DVD-Rom makes a great reference or can be used to educate associates on current issues and trends. The Association will distribute free copies of the seminar DVD-Rom to every AGTA Member company and will make the recordings available to non-members for a nominal fee of $50. For an order form, including the list of recorded seminars, click here.
The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is open from February 5 - 10, 2013. If you attended GemFair Tucson in 2012, you will be automatically registered for 2013. If you would like to register to attend in 2013, please click this link for all of the details: http://www.agta.org/tradeshows/gemfair-tucson.html.