AGTA Gem Fair Tuscon 2011
AGTA HistoryOften things that are good begin with change. In Tucson, over 27 years ago, a revolution of sorts unexpectedly united a diverse group of people. Many gemstone dealers were unhappy with the terms of participation in the local show. They needed a show of their own. In early reflection on the things they were considering, these gemstone dealers quickly realized that they needed more than a show. They also needed to be able to help steer their own destiny, and, to do that, they needed an association to nurture the interests of member-dealers. They understood that they needed credibility, but also bore a responsibility to protect the interests of buyers… not to do just the right thing for dealers, but also for the entire industry. Events in Tucson 26 years ago gave birth to the concept for the American Gem Trade Association. The ideas that unfolded there transcended both the place and time in a way that can only be described as visionary. At first only looking for nothing more than a new venue to show their goods, the AGTA has blossomed to become a leading industry force in the ethical promotion of natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls. The sweetest thing about the annual AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is the amazing selection of colored gemstones and cultured pearls. It is the first opportunity of the year for buyers to see what's fresh and hot. Enjoy great networking events, the renowned free seminar program and an incredibly diverse lineup of exhibitors. So, break away this winter for some Arizona sun and a taste of the best trade show experience in the industry – the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. Register today! We understand you are looking for fresh, innovative strategies to create opportunities for profit and growth in your business. Come and experience the premier destination for colored gemstones, cultured pearl and jewelry.