International Jewellery London experienced a 5% uplift in visitors at its special 60th anniversary show earlier this month, with representatives of 40 countries attending over the three days.
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 provided the ideal setting for over 550 exhibitors across 38 countries to showcase their collections, including a record breaking 155 new exhibitors – 80% of which were in fine and designer jewellery.
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.
Soren Dahl, chief executive officer of Sif Jakobs Jewellery commented: “IJL meets our needs 100%! To succeed in the UK and Ireland, you have to be at the show. We welcomed many new clients and most of our existing stockists came and ordered too. IJL is a very strong industry event.”
Ariel Tivon, managing director of Tivon Fine Jewellery added: “IJL is at a perfect time of the year and Olympia is a great venue. It is the best jewellery show by far- there are no similar events of its kind in the UK.”
IJL’s Diamond Club also experienced positive growth this year, with member Jason Rigby, of E S Rigby & Sons Ltd, commenting: “IJL is the essential date in the diary each year to meet industry contacts, both retailers and suppliers. It is the right time of the year, the venue is compact so it’s easy to catch up with everyone and the Diamond Club is extremely supportive and helps make a busy weekend more straight forward.”
Save the dates for IJL 2016, September 4-6 2016, Olympia Grand, London