IJL works with police to boost security for 2011

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IJL show team and Reed Expo have stepped up security precautions.

International Jewellery London (IJL) event organisers Reed Exhibitions have taken extra precautions ahead of this year’s show, following last month’s rioting during which jewellery retailers across the UK targeted by looters.

Reed Exhibitons have said it "would like to reassure International Jewellery London 2011 exhibitors and visitors that the IJL security team are liaising closely with the Metropolitan Police and management at major retail shopping areas about security procedures."

The IJL show team has also been in consultations with the British Transport Police regarding safe travel to and from IJL. The team are offering advice to those travelling and trading at the show both in the lead up to the show and on site during the four days.

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IJL event co-director Syreeta Tranfield said: “We work closely with Earls Court Staff during and ahead of IJL and security is a top priority when planning the event. There are strict security procedures in place to ensure the safety of exhibitors, visitors and the IJL Show Team.

"We make sure that the environment in which our visitors and exhibitors do business is both productive and safe," she added.

The move to have a better focus on security also comes in the same year that one BaselWorld exhibitor had more than £9.3 million worth of diamonds stolen in what police believe was a pre-meditated theft.

 

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