International Jewellery London Announces the IJL Inspire Seminar Programme

29 Jul 2019

The global jewellery industry gather in London, the creative capital of the world, at the UK’s Leading Jewellery Trade Event Olympia London, 1 - 3 September 2019

From catwalk theatre to retail theatre, and everything there is to know about fine jewellery, International Jewellery London (IJL), the global meeting place for the jewellery industry, has today announced the full IJL Inspire seminar programme.

Leaders from the international jewellery trade will take to the stage to discuss key trends that are shaping the international jewellery and watch industry today, while offering invaluable networking opportunities to jewellery retailers and suppliers from around the world.

The IJL Inspire highlights include: SS20 Trends with The Futurist Paola de Luca; The Future of Fine Jewellery; David Brough in conversation with DeBeers and Sotheby’s; Precious Coral Sustainability; Fairtrade Gold – and much more.

As the leading trade event for the international jewellery industry, IJL attracts circa 9,000 attendees from over 50 counties, with more than 550 exhibitors taking part from 1-3 September 2019 with an expanded events programme.

Orna O’Brien, Content Manager at IJL, said: “This year’s Inspire seminar programme is bursting with the latest in innovative technologies; sustainable gems and stones including coral; cutting edge trends in design, manufacturing and marketing; plus in-depth analysis with luxury brands including DeBeers and Sotheby’s. As ever, we will be hosting exciting new talent on our catwalk, with exciting collections from our 10th KickStarter and the Bright Young Gem designers, plus Graduate Fashion Week collections teamed with cutting edge jewellery. And, of course we have our inaugural Jeweller of The Fair,John Moore and his creative jewellery couture. All-in-all, whether you’re interested in design, environmental issues and innovation, marketing, or even networking, there’s something for everyone.”

IJL Inspire – Seminar Programme Highlights

Day One: Sunday 1 September

  • The J Screen: The Compact Device for Screening and Detection. Learn How to Detect Diamonds in a Jewel; The Knowledge Hub (10:30 – 11:30)
  • The Future of Fine Jewellery; The Knowledge Hub (12:30 – 13:00)
  • Getting to Know GIA Laboratory Reports; Inspiration Theatre (13:00-13:45)
  • The British Asian Jewellery Consumer & Their Insatiable Love of Jewellery; Catwalk Theatre (13:00 – 13:45)
  • Strategy Doesn't Have to Be Complicated: Lessons from Retail Jewellers; The Knowledge Hub (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Networking Workshop with Nyasha Pitt; Inspiration Theatre (15:00 – 15:45)
  • Why Diamonds Don't 'Matter': Desire; Demand; & Devolution; The Knowledge Hub (15:00 – 16:00)
  • From Zero to Hero: Lucy Quartermaine in Conversation; Inspiration Theatre (15:00 – 16:00)
  • Leading Lights Awards; Catwalk Theatre (18:00)
  • Multiple Catwalks; Catwalk Theatre

Day Two: Monday 2 September

  • Licensing your Brand: How to Get Started; The Knowledge Hub (10:00 – 11:00)
  • Your Career Journey: From Graduate to Successful Business; Inspiration Theatre (10:00 – 10:45)
  • Tony Bedford In Conversation; Catwalk Theatre (10:45 – 11:30)
  • Fairtrade Gold; Inspiration Theatre (11:30 - 12:30)
  • De Beers in Conversation: David Brough with Jonathan Kendall, De Beers; The Knowledge Hub (11:30 – 12:15)
  • Sotheby’s in Conversation: David Brough with Kristian Spofforth, Sothebys; Catwalk Theatre (12:30 - 13:15)
  • Learning from Fashion: Embracing Systems and Tech to Deliver the Ultmate Shopping Experience; The Knowledge Hub (12:30 – 13:15)
  • Separating Diamond Stimulants; Inspiration Theatre (13:00 – 14:00)
  • John Moore Jeweller of The Fair Catwalk plus Q and A with social media influencer Katherine Ormerod; Catwalk Theatre (13:45 – 14:30)
  • NAJ Made in Britain; The Knowledge Hub (15:00 – 16:00)
  • Graduate Fashion Week with Hilary Alexander; Catwalk Theatre (15:30 – 16:00)
  • SS20 Trends with The Futurist Paola de Luca; Inspiration Theatre (15:30 – 16:15)
  • Multiple Catwalks; Catwalk Theatre (10:00 – 14:30)
  • How to Build a Direct to Consumer Brand; The Knowledge Hub (15:30 – 16:00)
  • Why a Good Diamond Cutter Does Not Cut Good Diamonds. When it Comes to Sales, Knowledge is Power; The Knowledge Hub (16:30 – 17:00)
  • Networking Reception with Walpole; Catwalk Theatre (16:30 – 17:00)

Day Three: Tuesday 3 September

  • Precious Coral Sustainability & Future Challenges for Management; Catwalk Theatre (9:45 – 11:15)
  • Using Partnerships to Bring Traceable and Responsibly Mined Gemstones to the International Jewellery Market; The Knowledge Hub (10:45 – 11:15)
  • David Brough ' How Young Designers Can Become More Commercially Aware'; The Knowledge Hub (12:30 – 13:30)
  • Visual Strategy and Photography for Instagram; Catwalk Theatre (12:30 – 13:15)
  • Responsible Jewellery for Small Jewellers: Easier Than You Think; The Knowledge Hub (11:30 – 12:30)
  • How to Get The Most Out of Social Media; Inspiration Theatre (13:30 – 14:00)
  • Multiple Catwalks; Catwalk Theatre (11:30 – 15:00)

IJL is an unrivalled opportunity for the international jewellery trade to network and find out about the latest industry trends and market developments which will help retailers and suppliers make the right commercial decisions.

For buyers, the show is the once-in-a-year chance to shop for the widest range of gems, jewellery, packaging and services, and to find out about the most topical issues in the industry. IJL also offers buyers the largest variety of gemstones under one roof in Britain today.

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.

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