Seminar prep gets underway as IJL announces packed line-up of speakers


International Jewellery London has unveiled the packed seminar schedule for its 60th anniversary edition, including two led by Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan.

Highlights of the offer, which includes over 40 free-to-attend sessions over three days, include talks by the founder of the UK’s leading boutique mother and baby brand Jojo Maman Bebe, Laura Tenison, and New Look’s ecommerce director, Sally Heath. Both will be offering their business insights, alongside experts from Assay Office Birmingham, Weston Beamor, blogger Katerina Perez, Gem-A, the GIA and more.

Other speakers will include Virada Training managing director Debbie Barrow, Warren Knight, Jo Henderson and the NAG, who will all focus on retail skills, advice and development.

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Professional Jeweller will be leading two seminars at this year’s event, including one focused on the importance of data in retail. Chaired by editor Sarah Louise Jordan, the line-up will include CMJ chief executive Willie Hamilton, NAG chief executive Michael Rawlinson, Bransom managing director Chris Garland and Pursuit managing director Mike Burns.

Elsewhere, Professional Jeweller will also chair a seminar on visual merchandising, including the likes of Michael Sheridan of Sheridan & Co, and Chelsea Jefferson of Wongs Jewellers in Liverpool.

International Jewellery London will also revive its Business Insights programme, including intellectual property advice, a security clinic and tips on how to improve your social media.

More information about the seminars can be found here.


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