International Jewellery London has announced details of the one-to-one Advice Clinics on the agenda for the 2016 edition of the trade show.

First introduced in 2014, visitors and exhibitors at the show can meet highly qualified industry experts in a selection of 15 minute complementary slots to discuss challenges and opportunities in their specialist fields.

This year will see 13 free Advice Clinics time-tabled. 2016 Advice Clinic highlights include:



Fairtrade Gold Advice Clinic with Victoria Waugh and Toby Rule

This is a clinic for those who not only want to have a better understanding of the Fairtrade system and responsible sourcing, whilst looking to connect with suppliers of Fairtrade gold, but are also keen to better promote Fairtrade to their clients. Meet the Fairtrade team to learn how to use Fairtrade gold in your business and benefit from the world’s most recognised certification mark on your jewellery.


Pension Advice Clinic with Richard Pope

Richard Pope from the Workplace Pension Bureau will help visitors more easily understand the pension minefield in the workplace, advising on new legislation and how it impacts on business.


Window and In-Store Display Advice Clinic with Kim Field

4D Project director, Kim Field, gives valuable advice on how to use displays (window and in-store displays, event and exhibitions design) in order to powerfully convey the brand, the story and the values. His advice will help participants develop a brand personality, and make sure their displays communicate this.


Retail Display and Customer Journey with Jo Henderson

These clinics will help brands and retailers looking to grow through development of strategy, identification of growth opportunities and staff training. JHJ Consultancy offers brand, product and marketing development, alongside visual merchandising expertise.


Security Advice Clinic with Hilaire O’Shea

Hilaire O’Shea, drawing on his extensive security experience, will advise on the best choices of security equipment, store layout and staff training to reduce the likelihood of smash and grab attack, card fraud and burglary.


Photography Advice Clinic with Andrew Neilson

How do you choose between shooting lifestyle jewellery images or stock shots for your social network channels? Will augmented reality overlays sell more pieces online? What’s involved in HD product video production? Andrew Neilson of Neilson Photography, the award-winning product studio specialising in fine jewellery photography, watch photography and the production of marketing images for luxury goods, will answer these and any other photography related questions you might have.


IJL Advice Clinics are extremely popular. You can book on arrival at IJL by visiting the Advice Clinic stand on the upper level of Olympia. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.

IJL event director, Sam Willoughby, comments: “These leading professionals from a broad range of disciplines will offer invaluable one-to-one advice to both exhibitors and visitors to IJL. It is really worth planning this into your show schedule, as it is an unique opportunity to have so many experts on hand to help you build and grow your business.”



  1. Fantastic idea, these are skills which are becoming essential to jewellers but not skills one picks up on a day to day basis running your shops. The opportunity to talk to experts dedicated to their particular specialist skills on a face to face basis should not be missed. What is the cost for these consultations and do sessions need to be booked in advance of show?