NAJ postpones Summit until 2021 as webinar series planned


March 25, 2020 – Considering the current situation surrounding COVID-19 the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has taken the decision to postpone the Summit until the summer of 2021.

The Summit was due to take place from Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd June at the De Vere Staverton Park Estate in Northamptonshire. However, the event will now be held on the 19th to the 21st June 2021.

Simon Forrester, NAJ Chief Executive, said:

“We’re disappointed to have to postpone the Summit and all the events taking place within it. However, in the current circumstances, this is the right decision for all.

“We will now liaise with speakers as well as other contributors in the industry to build a webinar series that members can tap into during the current situation. More details on that in due course.”

Events that are incorporated into the Summit, include the Valuers Conference hosted by the IRV, the Retail Jewellers’ Congress hosted by the Jet Business Network (JBN) and seminars on Better Business, Created in the UK and SecurityWise, all of which had published overview programmes including themes and speakers.

Along with supporting organisations, NAJ will now plan a series of webinars to support members develop knowledge and understanding in key areas, which will appear in the NAJ what’s on calendar.

The Association continues to update members and supporters on the latest government coronavirus updates as well as highlight what support is available for the industry through its dedicated coronavirus news page, as well as ongoing news bulletins to its mailing list.