WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY LONDON 2016 10 REASONS WHY IJL IS AN UNMISSABLE 72 HOURS!

03 Sep 2016

 

“In three busy days International Jewellery London brings together leading suppliers, international brands, emerging designers, fresh talent, service and solution providers and gemstone dealers to network, buy, sell and learn. With 61 years’ experience in the bag, IJL 2016 is the must visit event for the industry – buyers, exhibitors, students. Let the Show begin!” Sam Willoughby, Event Director.

 

AN INNOVATIVE, INSPIRATIONAL AND THOUGHT PROVOKING EXPERIENCE

• International Jewellery London constantly leads the way, always responding to the industry’s needs

• 167 new exhibitors across the jewellery and watch sectors, new cutting-edge and beautiful designs, collections and signature pieces, with new inspirational Christmas best-sellers

New: Introducing The German Market Focus, reflecting Germany’s reputation for superb fine and high-end silver jewellery, with flagship brands and designers including Hans D. Krieger, Richard Hans Becker, Manu Werkstatt Fur Schmuck and Fine Gems Collection

• Meet the Editor’s Choice competition winners, celebrating some of the most innovative and commercial jewellery collections on show at IJL, including the new German Style category awarded to a German exhibitor for a piece of jewellery evoking impeccable craftsmanship and design

• Complementary, industry-acclaimed, seminar programme packed with high-profile speakers and experts discussing key business topics

AN IMPRESSIVE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

• Over 500 stunning emerging and established designers, brands, loose gemstones, service and solution providers exhibiting from 38 countries

• 8 show sectors spanning product conception to product point of sale, ensuring IJL fully reflects the interests and needs of the industry:

Fine Jewellery: The most impressive line-up to be found anywhere in the UK, with over 140 designers and brands unveiling the most illustrious luxury, high-end and bridal jewellery collections

The Design Gallery: Over 117 emerging and established designer-makers displaying the finest in vibrant and creative design

Designer Brands: 18 renowned designers reveal their stunning new design concepts and additions to award-winning collections

Silver and Fashion Jewellery: More than 130 silver companies with a dazzling array of collections

Loose Diamonds and Precious Gems: Over 15 specialist companies from around the world

Gems: More than 40 companies supplying loose, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls and beads

Retail Jewellery Services and Solutions: One of the largest showcases at any UK show and extended this year due to popular demand

Watches: Follow the special IJL Watch Trail to discover the very latest in design and technology, from vintage to smart watches, with more brands than ever including Bulova (launching the world’s first-ever curved watch), Bering, Festina, STORM, Daisy Dixon, Maserati, René Mouris, Cath Kidson and O.W.L.

• High-profile industry sponsors supporting the show such as Bulova, the Houlden Group, Clogau, Sokolov, Persona Jewellery, Pursuit Software and Holts Academy

• 10,350 industry professionals from 64 countries visited IJL 2015 - of which 61% were Buyers, Chairmen, CEOs, Directors, MDs, General Managers, Proprietors or Owners,with 84% having direct responsibility or influence on buying or specifying products within their company and 60% looking for new suppliers

TRULY INTERNATIONAL

• International highlight exhibitors - including newcomers Rose Carvalho from Brazil, Drakenberg Sjölin and Blossom Copenhagen from Denmark, Sokolov from Russia/Germany, Eleuterio from Portugal and Grew & Co from Australia, alongside returning brands such as Uno de 50 from Spain, Bronzallure from Italy, Sif Jakobs from Sweden and Nikki Lissoni from the Netherlands

• Country Pavilions – a global cavalcade showcasing collections from around the world including South Africa, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka, together with the European Village

THE BEST OF BRITISH

• Returning acclaimed designers include James Newman, Alex Monroe, Andrew Geoghegan, Sarah Ho, Rachel Galley, Alexis Dove and Sarah Jordan, who join major established brands like Charles Green, IBB London and Domino - and for the first time, the fine jewellery designer, David Miracca from London

New award-winning brands and designers include Astley Clarke and Clogau

THE SUPER STARS OF THE FUTURE

• Bright Young Gems (Stand T30) – five talented final-year students chosen from UK colleges and universities

• KickStarters (Stand T10 Design Gallery) - ten flourishing UK designers present their on-trend collections, supported by IJL and the NAJ

THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME VIP VISITORS

• Prestigious Diamond Club hosting over 400 top senior international and UK buyers, suppliers and retailers - representing leading UK and international independent and multiple retailers, department stores, high-end fashion boutiques, multiple jewellery retailers, airlines, museums, galleries and online only stores

• Joining us this year are new and existing members such as CONSUL (Russia), Kalyan Jewellers (Middle East region), Galeries Lafayette and Printemps (France), plus Hamilton & Inches, David Marshall London, William & Son, Wolf & Badger, W.B. Gatward & Son, Harrods, the Victoria and Albert museum, World Duty Free, Harding Retail, George Pragnell The Jeweller, Michael Jones Jeweller, Wongs Jewellers and Marmalade, to name but a few …

SS17 TRENDS ON THE CATWALK

• Daily Catwalk (11.00, 13.30 and 15.30) will showcase the latest SS17 trends in jewellery - Graphic Punch, Craft Tech, Nu Form and Vintage Selfie – with a uniquely-themed ‘Moments in Time’ new bridal scene

Exclusive one-off German Market Focus catwalk scene showing the best of exquisite German jewellery at the Late Night Shopping evening on the first day of IJL 2016 at 5.30pm, accompanied by a German-themed reception

• Dedicated Trends seminar with IJL Trend Partner, Adorn Insight, on the Catwalk on Monday, September 5, at 9.45am

CELEBRATIONS AND ANNIVERSARIES

• Deakin & Francis 230th anniversary. The historic Birmingham-based cufflink manufacturer, Deakin & Francis, launch a limited edition capsule collection of 230 different cufflink designs to celebrate 230 years (Stand C01)

• Weston Beamor, responsible for casting the Somme Poppy Pin, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and raising funds for the Royal British Legion (Stand D60)

• Designer Brands Collette Waudby, who celebrates 20 years of exhibiting at IJL (Stand S100) and Sarah Ho (Stand R136) marking 10 years of design excellence

RED CARPET

• The National Association of Jewellers will be unveiling on Monday September 5 (Stand K26 at 11.00) the beautiful charm bracelet, which is the headline item in the celebrity online fund-raising Christmas Gift Auction, on behalf of the NSPCC’s Childline Service

Jewellery for the Stars – showcasing jewellery worn by Pippa Middleton (Andrew Geoghegan), Karlie Kloss (Sarah Ho) and Georgia May Foote (Sif Jakobs) amongst others 

• Exclusive ‘special’ performance on the IJL Catwalk walk on Sunday, September 4, between 2.00pm and 3.00pm

THOUGHT PROVOKING SEMINARS AND DEBATES

• 60 speakers with 48 sessions

New – “In Conversation with ….”, intimate talks with key influencers such as high-flying designers, Theo Fennell and Tomasz Donocik, and leading luminaries like Stephen Lussier (Forevermark CEO and DPA Chairman) and Alan Hart (GEM-A CEO)

New – The Watch Hour – a series of daily, watch-related seminars taking place live on the Catwalk

New Social Sunday covering a diverse range of social media topics – including the launch of the new social media Bootcamp to take place post-show with social media and digital marketing expert, Warren Knight

New not to be missed Media Masterclass, sponsored by Holts Academy, on Monday, September 5, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

• Hot topics such as The Synthetic Diamond Debate • Gemmology in the spotlight – hosted by the Gem-A and GIA

• Series of 13 free ‘Ask the Expert’ Advice Clinics on key industry subjects such as Security and Visual Merchandising

ENDS

Notes to Editors

IJL 2016 will run from 4 to 6 September 2016 at Olympia GRAND, London. Tickets at the door will be charged at £25 each. For more information about IJL 2016 please contact: Jennifer Hall-Thompson or Suzanna Hammond +44 (0) 207 630 6633 / +44 (0) 7770 802442 IJLPressoffice@reedexpo.co.uk

About International Jewellery London

International Jewellery London is the UK’S leading trade event for the international jewellery industry. The event showcases the latest product ranges from over 550 high end, finished jewellery manufacturers, designers, loose gemstones, and retail services suppliers. IJL attracts an unparalleled range of jewellery focussed and pre-qualified buyers from 64 countries in an exclusive trading environment to do business, share knowledge and network in the heart of London, the UK’s style capital. Inspiring the industry for over 60 years, IJL showcases future industry trends, provides 100% free education and attracts an unrivalled selection of consumer and trade press. IJL is sponsored by the NAJ and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, The Responsible Jewellery Council, Euromonitor and CIBJO.

For further information please visit www.jewellerylondon.com

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million 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 organised by 40 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

Jewellery and Fashion Accessories events are: Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) in January and April; Girls Jeweller Tokyo (IJT); Bijorhca Paris; JCK Tuscon; Tokyo Fashion Jewellery Expo (April); Garderobe; International Jewellery & Watch Show (JWS); International Jewellery Kobe (IJK); Luxury and JCK Las Vegas.

For further information please visit: www.reedexpo.com

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