The International Christian Retail Show finished its three-day run in Atlanta with attendance up in all categories. The show revealed much optimism among many retailers for the coming year.
Professional attendance was up 9.7% to 1,748, primarily representing buyers. Total attendance was up 5.83% to 4,918. International attendance was up 16.17% to 431 attendees from 61 countries.
“The attitude has been absolutely positive,” CBA Executive Director Curtis Riskey said. “The show presented the upbeat appearances of many leading author and artist personalities, a ministry project that benefited local children’s and family ministries, and a new and well-received training program.”