IJL, Professional Jeweller Hot 100 announce three year alliance
LONDON, November 2012 – The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 will be held alongside International Jewellery London (IJL) for the next three years.
Timed 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.
Plans are already under way for 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 IJT (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.
Sam Willoughby, Event Director of IJL, said: “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. “
The dates for IJL 2013 are: 1 – 4 September 2013