IJL, the UK’s leading jewellery show, and Hot 100 announce powerful three year alliance

Hot 100, the biggest jewellery industry party, will be held alongside International Jewellery London, the UK’s leading jewellery show, for the next three years in a powerful industry partnership.

Timed perfectly for Christmas buying and for the following year, International Jewellery London brings the industry, including top designers, brands and senior buyers and retailers, together each September. It is a major date in the jewellery calendar, making it the ideal event to hold the Hot 100 alongside. There is no better time to meet, network, do business and celebrate.

Plans are already underway for an exciting IJL 2013, with 55% of the show floor already sold. Organised by Reed Exhibitions,IJL is part of an unrivalled global portfolio of quality jewellery events, including JCK and IJL (Tokyo). With the largest selection of jewellery suppliers anywhere in the UK, IJL shows off the best in British design and manufacture, whilst also displaying the hottest international talent.

Professional Jeweller, the Hot 100 organisers, made the announcement following a successful IJL 2012. “This is the dream partnership for us and the British jewellery industry. We are delighted to be aligned with IJL and part of their exciting plans as they unfold. Holding the Hot 100 during IJL right through to 2015 is ideal, as it is the market leading trade show in the UK, attracting the cream of British and international retailers and brands. There is no better time to hold such a celebration,” said Rachael Taylor, editor-in-chief for Professional Jeweller.

The Hot 100 event welcomed almost 700 jewellery VIPs through its doors in 2012. Since its launch in 2010, it has grown in strength and reputation to become the must-attend party of the year. It is also the perfect way for VIP IJL visitors and exhibitors to network and let their hair down after a productive day at the show.

IJL Advisory Board member, and PGI UK Manager, Ruth Donaldson said; “The body of talent who exhibit and visit IJL is the same body of talent recognised by the Hot 100. So there is already a natural synergy which creates the perfect opportunity for a celebration of jewellery industry talent at the largest and best attended jewellery show in the UK”.

Sam Willoughby, Event Director of IJL, stated: “We are thrilled that the Hot 100 will be held alongside IJL for the next three years. London is a world leader in terms of creativity and one of the most influential business hubs, so timing this celebration alongside the largest industry gathering makes perfect sense. IJL has seen a vast degree of change during its 57 year history but we never rest on past success and have exciting plans for ensuring its future growth into the next 50 years.

“We’re looking forward to working even more closely with Professional Jeweller and the Hot 100 and will continue to support the UK jewellery industry by recognising the amazing talent that exists.”

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