Sarah Kitley-Spencer appointed as new event manager of International Jewellery London

18 Oct 2017

International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading jewellery industry event, has today (October 18) announced that Sarah Kitley-Spencer has been appointed as the new show Event Manager, with Fotoulla Michael continuing to lead Sales on this international brand.

Sarah Kitley-Spencer has worked at IJL for the past seven years and Reed Exhibitions for ten years.

In her former position as Marketing Manager at IJL, Sarah worked closely with her predecessor, Sam Willoughby and the wider team, to expand the show commercially - nationally and internationally. She has been involved in implementing many of the market-leading features at IJL 2017, including the newly formatted seminar programme and the innovative 365-day strategy, encompassing content marketing, social media and industry support.

Sarah Kitley-Spencer commented: “I am thrilled to be taking up this position. For the past seven years, I have had the privilege of helping to develop IJL as a high-profile platform - not just for buying but also networking, education and mentoring. The team and I have been actively involved in creating new and inspiring initiatives for the show and we are all looking forward to working with the industry and developing the show further.

‘I have a real passion for the jewellery industry, both in the UK and internationally, so it is very exciting to take on this new challenge, especially in this fast moving age of social media, e-commerce and innovative retail experiences.”

Fotoulla Michael added: “Jewellery never goes out of fashion and this friendly, dynamic industry continues to innovate – I love working with our customers to showcase their new products to an ever-growing international audience.”

Sarah will report to Jacks Thomas, whose group includes The London Book Fair, which she has headed up for the four years that she has been at Reed Exhibitions. Before joining the company, Jacks was previously the CEO of Midas PR, a communications agency serving the creative industries.

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Notes to Editors: IJL 2018 will run from 2 to 4 September 2018 at Olympia GRAND, London. For more information about IJL 2018 please contact: Jennifer Hall-Thompson or Suzanna Hammond +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 520 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 71 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, The Goldsmiths Company 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 2016, 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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