The National Association of Goldsmith’s (NAG) annual jewellery trade conference, the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) Loughborough Conference, has beaten its all-time bookings record with over 200 industry delegates already signed up for next month’s event, with over two weeks still to go.

There are only a few remaining places available, the conference is being held on Saturday September 12 to September 14 2015 at Loughborough University Campus. This year’s conference will see the largest range of workshops on offer since it began 27 years ago.

The three-day conference will see 27 workshops take place, plus there will be a notable line-up of main presentation speakers and lecturers including Elizabeth Goring, Joanna Whalley, Joanna Hardy, Harry Levy, Richard Drucker, Pat Daly and renowned jeweller, John Donald, providing training and advice on every aspect of jewellery, valuing, silver, watches and gemstones.


One of very few international events open to all professional jewellers and valuers, whether NAG or IRV members or non-members, delegates can pick up to five 90-minute sessions out of the 27 workshops on offer over the course of the event.

Michael Rawlinson, chief executive, NAG say: “It’s an exciting year for Loughborough IRV. The record number of bookings is testament to the annual event’s organisation, with the further expansion of workshops available to join and excellent line up of speakers.

“The demand for retail jewellery knowledge and education is increasing, signalling positive industry growth and we’re looking forward to a highly valuable and productive conference next month.”

For more information on workshops, speakers, conference schedules and costs, visit or NAG’s website

To book one of the few remaining places at Loughborough IRV, please contact event organiser, Sandra Page on (029) 2081 3615 or email Website

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