In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact that is having on the jewellery trade and the rest of society, the National Association of Jewellers has taken the decision to postpone its debut summit until the summer of 2021.
The summit was due to take place from Saturday June 20 – Monday June 22 at the De Vere Staverton Park Estate in Northamptonshire, however, the decision has been made to move the event to June 19-21 2021.
Instead, for 2020, the NAJ will now plan a series of webinars to support members. Details on these will be released shortly.
NAJ chief executive, Simon Forrester, comments: “We’re disappointed to have to postpone the Summit and all the events taking place within it, however, in the current circumstances this is the right decision for all.
“We will now liaise with speakers as well as other contributors in the industry to build a webinar series that members can tap into during the current situation. More details on that in due course.”
Events that are incorporated into the summit, include the Valuers Conference hosted by the IRV, the Retail Jewellers’ Congress hosted by the JBN and seminars on Better Business, Created in the UK and SecurityWise, all of which had published overview programmes including themes and speakers.
The NAJ hopes to cover some of the planned topics through its upcoming webinar series.