JA NEW YORK SHOW IS BIGGEST IN YEARS The 1999 summer edition of JA New York (formerly the Jewelers of America International Jewelry Show) was the biggest in years, in vendors as well as visitors. New and larger international delegations, an impressive new designer pavilion, and the launch of JA’s salesperson training program were among the highlights of the August show. Officials reported 12,021 buyers (a 9% increase over 1998’s figures) and 1,650 exhibitors (200 more than last year). The efforts of organizer Miller Freeman Inc. to expand the show were most evident in the international area. There were large delegations from India, Korea (in jewelry and watches), and Turkey, plus sizeable additions to the Italian and Hong Kong groups. In all, 20 countries were represented. New and unique. Kicking off the show Aug. 1 was the official launch of the new “Counter Intelligence”

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