It was positive news all round at International Jewellery London this week as the industry event of the year celebrated its 60th Diamond Edition with a glittering three day show at Olympia Grand in London.
Sam Willoughby, Event Director, commented: “We are delighted with the results achieved at IJL’s 60th Diamond Edition and would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s event such a resounding success. IJL just seems to get better and better each year. Our exhibitors have praised the great location, quality buyers and a superb environment in which to conduct business, resulting in an increase in our rebooking figures for 2016. Our Diamond Club visitors have commented on the wealth of first class exhibitors, as well as the array of innovative, industry information shared through the seminar programme and the jewellery trends brought to life on the Catwalk.”
Olympia, once again, provided an iconic setting for over 550 exhibitors across 38 countries to showcase their collections. New exhibitors and visitors all reporting a positive atmosphere with excellent networking and industry intelligence opportunities. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations included a spectacular Late Night Shopping Event on Sunday 6 September, with an additional Catwalk Show featuring a unique ‘Diamond Blaze’ scene, exclusively curated for the anniversary.
IJL2015 set many new records. These ranged from a record 155 new exhibitors (80 per cent of which were in fine and designer jewellery) to positive growth in Diamond Club members. Early records show there was a 5 per cent increase in visitors, from over 40 countries, including UAE, Germany, France, Switzerland, South America, Italy and Ireland – adding to IJL’s reputation as a truly international event.
Rebooking for IJL 2016 has broken all records with brands such as Domino, Hans Krieger, Ti Sento, Storm, Sif Jakobs and Tivon already signed up for 2016.
Photos courtesy of Edward Hill