Following the successful launch of show previews in Edinburgh and Leeds in 2013, International Jewellery London have announced plans to hold an exclusive regional preview in the key retail destination of Manchester. The invitation-only event will take place on May 21st at the stylish Malmaison Hotel. The décor of this location emulates the glamorous new look and feel which is set to be showcased at the 2014 event, which launches in its new venue at Olympia London from 31st August to 2nd September.
The 2013 previews attracted leading retailers Macintyres of Edinburgh, Black Box Boutique, Hamilton and Inches, Berry’s of Leeds, Walkers Jewellers of Huddersfield, Argent Contemporary Jewellers, Phillip Stoner and Beaverbrooks, amongst others. The guest list for the Manchester event will be of a similarly high calibre and include key jewellery retailers from the surrounding area and members of the press.
Guests will be the first to meet several of the newly unveiled 2014 KickStart line up, as well as a select group of iconic brands and designers who will be previewing their new collections ahead of International Jewellery London. These will include Tivon, Mark Milton and Trollbeads. The 2014 KickStart designers will be selected in March and this will be their first chance to show their collections and engage with the industry.
"We had such positive feedback from last year's regional events that our only choice was to build on that success. Senior retailers and buyers travel to IJL from across the UK and the mini events give them a real flavour of what to expect from IJL in more intimate surrounds. The event will give everyone a fantastic taste of what IJL 2014 is all about – fresh, insightful, a must visit event”, commented Event Director Sam Willoughby.
The NAG and the BJA will be supporting the event which will be held in the early evening. Champagne and canapés will be served, and guests will be able to mingle with designers and the IJL team, see forthcoming trends first hand and benefit from what is set to be an excellent local networking opportunity.
IJL 2014 will run from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia, London. LUXURY by IJL, The Ultimate in Luxury Jewellery, will run from 31 August to 1 September at Olympia, London.
For more information about IJL and LUXURY by 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.
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