International Jewellery London is offering professionals the chance to shape the debate at the 2020 show, with an invite for anyone working in the industry to submit seminar ideas.

Submissions are open for trade professionals wanting to conduct seminars, talks and ‘In Conversations’ as part of the Inspire Seminar Programme at the 2020 show, which takes places at Alexandra Palace on September 13-15 , alongside the highly-anticipated Professional Jeweller Awards on the second night of the show (September 14 2020).

Acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive and must-attend seminar programmes in the industry, both topics and speakers are selected to inspire, inform and educate. Past topics have ranged from retail experience, up-coming key trends and brand building to VM, technology, multichannel and e-commerce.


The three-day programme encapsulates three central themes: Retail Re-imagined; The Business Forum, and Skill, Design & The Craft of Jewellery. Whilst seminar slots are mainly for one hour, there is no set format: ‘In Conversations’, mini workshops, panel debates and interactive events are all welcomed.

Show Director, Andy Ventris, comments: “Our research has shown how valuable the seminar programme is viewed across the sector. Especially in the wake of Covid-19, access to the latest insights, knowledge, skills and trends will be even more important for exhibitors and visitors alike.

“IJL exists to support the industry and we welcome their contribution to ensure that the programme spans a diversity of topics that focus on the key issues and help incentivise business success. Proposals are invited from everyone – from emerging design talents, designers and established brands to trade organisations, retailers, buyers and suppliers”.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm June 26. All that is required is to submit the seminar talk title, format and an outline of the envisaged speakers should the submission be successful. Click HERE to submit.

Successful applicants will be informed by the first week of July 2020.

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