MJSA Jewelry Academy @ the Atlanta Jewelry Show

The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association and the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America will kick off the spring edition of the 2007 Atlanta Jewelry Show with a Pre-Show Educational Conference on Feb. 23.

The MJSA Jewelry Academy @ the Atlanta Jewelry Show—sponsored by MJSA, MJSA Journal, and SJTA—brings a full day of concentrated programming prior to the opening of the Atlanta Jewelry Show (Feb. 24-26). Both events will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

The MJSA day will give participants the opportunity to listen to the theories about the industry, meet with leading professionals, and learn from experienced jewelers about the cutting-edge technologies available on the market today.

Admission to the MJSA Jewelry Academy is $95 per person, including lunch. Class size is limited so retailers are encouraged to register early to secure a space. To register, call 800.241.0399 or 404.634.3434. Conference program includes:

* Tips and Tricks for Working with a Flex-shaft
Karen Christian, Executive Director, Metalwerx

* Bench Technology and the Retail Sales Counter
Arthur Skuratowicz, Jewelry Training Center

*Adventures at the Platinum Bench
Brad Simon, Bench Media

* Luncheon Discussion: Appraisals for Insurance
Melissa Becker, Jeweler’s Mutual Insurance

* Tools and Techniques That Make Setting Stones Faster, Easier
Arthur Skuratowicz, Jewelry Training Center 

* Personalization in Your Business with Technology
David Olsen, National Sales Manager, Roland ASD

* Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts