Professional Jeweller Hot 100 and IJL Announce Partnership

The Professional Jeweller 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 Professional Jeweller 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 Professional Jeweller 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 Professional Jeweller 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 Professional Jeweller 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”.

 ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS The dates for IJL 2013 are: 1 - 4 September 2013 For more information or quotes, please contact: Stephanie Power or Suzanna Hammond +44 (0) 207 630 6633 / 07944 860 839 stephanie@hammondpr.co.uk / suzanna@hammondpr.co.uk About the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is the annual definitive list of the most influential individuals in the British jewellery industry compiled by the editorial team at leading business magazine Professional Jeweller. The Trailblazers, Trendsetters, Business Big Shots, Retail Stars and NexGems, Professional Jeweller's tips for emerging talent, are captured in original photography shot by lead photographers from Harpers Bazaar Arabia and presented in a keepsake book unveiled at a lavish party in London, the venue of which changes each year. 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, Earls Court 2, London. 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 and The Responsible Jewellery Council. 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

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