GLM's US Antique Shows Buys Miami National Antiques Show and Sale

January 29, 2013

George Little Management’s US Antiques Shows portfolio just grew a little bigger, with the recent acquisition of the Miami National Antiques Show and Sale from Dolphin Promotions.

"The acquisition of the Miami National Antiques Show and Sale further strengthens US Antique Shows' unique position to deliver well-timed and ideally located shows to support the southeast Florida antiques marketplace,” said Dan Darby, GLM vice president and US Antique Shows group director.

The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of antique furniture, decorative and fine arts.

The show, in its 36th year, is the longest-running antiques show in South Florida, according to show organizers. The next show will be held Jan. 24-26 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

The acquisition creates a strategic tie between the Miami National show and US Antique Shows' Original Miami Beach Antique Show.

"Because of the Miami National show's proximity to The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, many dealers and buyers participate in both events,” said Andrea Canady, US Antiques director of business development.

She added, “Producing both shows will allow us to develop more distinct and comprehensive selling opportunities for dealers, while broadening the reach for each of these two well-established events."

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, billed by GLM show organizers as the “world’s largest indoor antiques show” opens its doors Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Besides Miami Beach, there also are US Antique Shows in Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles that draw annually more than 1,500 dealers who exhibit merchandise to nearly 30,000 consumers and retailers.

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