Jewellery & Watch London to re-locate to London’s Saatchi Gallery
LONDON, January 22, 2014 – Jewellery & Watch London, organised by i2i Events, is to re-locate its June show to London’s Saatchi Gallery.
Previously held at London’s Somerset House, Jewellery & Watch London has grown significantly in size since its inception in 2012 and is making the move to the Saatchi Gallery to accommodate this growth.
The show was launched in June 2012 in response to industry demand for a focused and inspirational buying environment at a key mid-year point in the calendar, providing buyers with the chance to view collections for top-up orders and Christmas buying.
The inaugural show received critical acclaim and in 2013 the second show doubled in size, adding a dedicated area for watches, as well as being shortlisted as a finalist in the AEO Excellence Awards for Best Trade Show Launch.
Jewellery & Watch London’s parent company i2i Events carried out extensive research following the most recent show and, based on industry feedback, has decided that the Saatchi Gallery will make a more suitable venue as the event continues to grow.
Jewellery & Watch London portfolio director Julie Driscoll said: “It has always been Jewellery & Watch London’s aim to provide buyers with the most beautiful jewellery and watch collections presented in an individual and unique setting.
“Re-locating the show to London’s Saatchi Gallery will allow us to present the finest jewellery and watch collections against the beautiful backdrop of the Saatchi Gallery meaning that we will continue to offer an inspirational buying environment while also allowing the show to grow.”
Jewellery & Watch London exhibitor, Belgian jewellery brand Hulchi Belluni added: “We are delighted that the show is moving to the Saatchi Gallery, it is a well-known and prestigious London venue and logistically should prove much easier for both suppliers and buyers to meet with each other and display and view the collections exhibited.”
As a result of the re-location of the show to the Saatchi Gallery, Jewellery & Watch London will also move its dateline slightly later.
The show had been scheduled to take place from June 1-2, 2014 but will now be held on June 18-19, 2014.