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ATTENDANCE, BUYING ARE LIGHT AT UJ EXPOEvent: The inaugural United Jewelers Expo.Dates: Jan. 8-10.Location: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.Sponsor: United Jewelers Expo Inc., Fallbrook, Cal.Attendance: 500 exhibitors and 2,900 buyers, according to show organizers.Mood: Exhibitors expressed disappointment with traffic and lack of buying by those who did attend. But show organizers, buoyed by the sale of the show to Blenheim Group USA (see JCK, February 1995, page 16), said, "For a first show, it was a good show. We never promised a rose garden."Most exhibitors expressed concern about the early January dates and the fact the huge Consumer Electronics Show overlapped the first two days of UJExpo. However, Blenheim announced it would move the show back two days in 1996 (opening immediately after CES) and reschedule it to late January/early February beginning in 1997. Exhibi

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