DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Antiques & Collectibles National Association owners, Mike and Angie Becker, have announced the scheduling of the Association’s first national convention since 2005. Members of the Association will meet in New Orleans Jan. 10-13, 2010, using the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter as their home base.
The four-day, Sunday through Wednesday meeting schedule, based on the theme “Help Your Future – Buy Your Past,” will be packed with educational classes, networking opportunities, a trade show and a shopping trip to Magazine Street, the core of the New Orleans antiques district. Scheduled speakers and topics for the classes include Kyle Husfloen, who will deliver the keynote address; Fred and Gail Taylor – Antique Furniture; Randy and Debbie Coe – Glass; DiAnna Tindell – Art Restoration; Connie Swaim – Recognizing Fakes; Barbara and Jim Mauzy – Kitchenware and Beth Dexning – Silver.
The ACNA was formed in 1991 as the Antiques & Collectibles Dealer Association and has evolved to the ACNA to provide personalized services for shop owners, mall owners, show promoters and private collectors as well as all levels of dealers. The Association offers an array of services to its members including property and liability insurance coverage for shop owners, mall owners, mall dealers, show dealers, show promoters and collectors, seminars, a quarterly newsletter, a discount on a home study program through the Ashford Institute of Antiques, credit card processing and an online sales platform through GoAntiques.com as well as discounts on trade advertising, shipping, travel, dealer supplies and security concerns.
Registration forms for the Convention and cost details as well as membership benefits and details are available on the Association Web site at www.acna.us or from the ACNA office at 800-287-7127 (where the phone is always answered by a live person).
Both Association members and non-members are welcome.