Registration is now open for the three-day event, bringing together all sectors of the UK jewellery trade to learn, connect and celebrate
The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) will return with its third annual NAJ Summit this summer, offering a refined schedule and a new venue to benefit attendees.
Taking place across an extended weekend from June 24-26, 2023, the NAJ has continued to tweak the format and structure of the Summit to ensure attendees receive the best experience across the three-day event.
With a brand new venue in central Birmingham, the Park Regis hotel is the perfect location to bring all sections of the NAJ membership together under one roof. Whether just visiting for the day or staying the whole weekend, this flagship event is an unmissable date in the jewellery tradeshow calendar.
This year, the NAJ has launched a streamlined ticketing option allowing visitors to attend for one, two or three days. The new ticket structure offers generous discounts for multiple-day bookings and NAJ and IRV members.
NAJ Principal Officer, Ben Massey, says, “We are delighted to be opening up registrations for this year’s NAJ Summit. Every year we strive to improve the event to make it the best possible experience for attendees, speakers and exhibitors. We are confident that the NAJ Summit in 2023 is more accessible and more attractive for new and returning attendees to learn, to connect and to celebrate.”
“We’re excited to announce an exciting line-up of internationally renowned speakers in the coming weeks and a series of workshops and masterclasses sure to broaden the knowledge of even the most experienced jewellery professional.”
The new Summit programme and timetable see the Valuers’ Conference start on Saturday, June 24, with a day of informative keynote talks from a wide range of experts. The second day of the Valuers’ Conference will be dedicated to smaller masterclasses and workshops, allowing attendees to get specialist hands-on knowledge.
The NAJ Awards, supported by headline sponsor Curteis, will once again see the best of the UK jewellery industry celebrated with ten category awards up for grabs. The revised Supplier Showcase will now be a part of the celebrations, with a curated group of exhibitors presenting their jewellery and services during the awards evening.
On Monday, June 26, the Retail Jeweller’s Congress hosted by the JET Business Network celebrates its 14th year, bringing the JBN community and other retail jewellers together for a series of talks, panel discussions and exercises designed to help take your business further.
Ben adds, “We’re delighted that The NAJ Awards, supported by headline sponsor Curteis, is once again a central element of the NAJ Summit. It is a perfect time for brands, retailers, suppliers and members of the broader jewellery community to come together and celebrate the successes and achievements of the trade.
“We expect a number of the NAJ retail members in attendance will be staying for the Retail Jewellers’ Congress taking place the very next day, hosted by the Association’s JET Business Network.”
The ten award categories and nomination guidelines are now available online via www.naj.co.uk/awards
The deadline for NAJ Award nominations is Thursday, April 6. To register an interest in entering an award and to ask relevant questions, parties can email [email protected]
NAJ Summit tickets are priced at day rates, with significant discounts available when booking across multiple days.
1 day – £245 + VAT (NAJ members) / £295 + VAT (non-members)
2 days – £360 + VAT (NAJ members) / £410 + VAT (non-members)
3 days – £445 + VAT (NAJ members) / £495 + VAT (non-members)
NAJ Award tickets are priced separately at £115 + VAT per person.
Summit bookings made after Sunday, April 30, will be subject to a late booking fee of £100 + VAT.
Attendees are encouraged to secure accommodation as soon as possible by using the NAJ’s dedicated accommodation portal, which includes special delegate rates when staying at the Park Regis hotel.
Further information can be found here: www.naj.co.uk/summit