IJL Announce Major Partnership with UKTI

01 Aug 2014

IJL have announced a key partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for this year's show at Olympia GRAND. UKTI’s role is to assist UK based companies succeed within the global economy through their network of specialists around the world. UKTI will provide exhibitors with first class export advice at IJL 2014 for the first time.

This new initiative will take the form of a UKTI Business Lounge where their International Trade Advisers will be on hand to give UK companies invaluable, free guidance on growing their business internationally and ensuring their success in international markets. This will range from how to gain access to information to developing a successful export strategy and overcoming any barriers to entry or expansion.

One of the highlights of the partnership will be a Breakfast Briefing for exhibitors held on Monday 1 September 2014. This will take place within the Inspiration Theatre, where experts on exporting will be presenting an insight into the world of international exporting for IJL exhibitors. The UKTI Business Lounge, on stand R140, will be a hub of activity, with experts welcoming questions on exporting throughout the show - with a special champagne reception on the stand for UK exhibitors and international visitors on Monday 1 September from 5.00 until 6.00.

Stephen McGowan, Head of Events, UK Trade & Investment, commented: "The UK Government and UK Trade & Investment are committed to supporting international growth; promoting British products to businesses around the world. The UK retail industry is a significant contributor to the UK economy, employing more than three million people and generating £300bn for the economy. We know that our designers and creators of products are increasingly sought by international buyers for their creativity and originality and above all the ‘world class ‘quality and craftsmanship. Furthermore we know that UK luxury brands are not only highly sought after internationally, they are a valuable asset to the UK. UKTI actively supports those events that showcase great British products and so we are delighted to be working in partnership with Reed Exhibitions at International Jewellery London."

IJL Event Director, Sam Willoughby, added: "One of the pivotal roles of IJL is to provide a productive commercial platform for the industry from which to do business, both within the UK and internationally. As part of this, we are delighted to have the UKTI on board this year and believe that they will make a valuable contribution to helping our UK exhibitors expand their business overseas."

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IJL 2014 will run from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia Grand, London.

For more information about IJL, please contact: Jennifer Hall-Thompson or Suzanna Hammond +44 (0) 207 630 6633 / +44 (0) 7944 860 839 IJLPressoffice@reedexpo.co.uk

About International Jewellery London

International Jewellery London is your only dedicated UK jewellery trade event, unveiling the latest inspiring collections, contemporary and classic.

IJL celebrates the most talented, innovative British and International jewellery designers, wholesalers and manufacturers.

International Jewellery London takes place at Olympia, London from 31 August – 2 September 2014. For further information please visit www.jewellerylondon.com

IJL is sponsored by the NAG & BJA and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, Platinum Guild International, The Responsible Jewellery Council and CIBJO.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com

About UKTI

UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business. www.gov.uk/ukti

For more information about UKTI, please contact: Irene Kerrison, UKTI Events Alliance: +44 (0) 207 215 8678 or email: irene.kerrison@ukti.gsi.gov.uk (or) Laverne Levick, Customer Acquisition Overseas: +44 (0) 114 207 5165 or email: laverne.levick@ukti.gsi.gov.uk  

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