No RSVP No Entry policy in place for industry’s biggest annual event.
Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100 party will take place on September 1 and guests are reminded to RSVP to their e-invites today to avoid being turned away at the door on the night.
A guest list will be in operation on the night, ensuring only those who have expressed their interest in the event will be permitted entry. Invited guests are kindly asked to RSVP as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Upon sending your RSVP response you should receive an email of confirmation, stating that you do not need to print out the previously sent invite or any of the accompanying emails to gain access to the event.
Doors to the Freemason’s Hall will be thrown open at 7.30pm, with a special drinks reception where you’ll have a chance to catch-up with industry friends and network before the Hot 100 2014 is revealed.
This is the fifth anniversary party of the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 and as a result the event will be bigger and better than ever.
In partnership with Headline Partner and co-host Pandora, this year’s event will mark the fifth edition of the Hot 100, which began life at Kensington Roof Gardens in 2010. Since then, the annual Hot 100 has trebled in size and has become the UK jewellery industry’s flagship event for celebrating those individuals striving to push their businesses forward.
Pandora president for Western Europe Peter Andersen said: “Five years on, it feels like the perfect time for Pandora to co-host the Hot 100, allowing us to show our appreciation for the enormous efforts of Pandora’s fantastic retail partners, and the thousands of other jewellery professionals that work tirelessly to make this industry great.”
As per the past five years, this year’s Hot 100 line-up will be kept truly secret until the night of September 1, where the each of the 100 individuals chosen will be revealed before an audience of more than 800 guests.
Pandora will present an exclusive, invite-only Pandora champagne lounge, where Pandora retail and franchise partners will be invited to sip a cold glass of bubbly and network. In the main Hot 100 party space, Pandora will also host the evening’s photo booth, where guests dressed to impress can strike a pose in their favourite jewels, with images ready to share immediately on social media.
Professional Jeweller is also joined by co-host and Principle Partner The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), which has supported the Hot 100 for each of the past five years, recognising the power, value and impact of the project for those businesses and individuals involved.
Its chief executive Willie Hamilton will join Professional Jeweller editor Kathryn Bishop on stage on the night of September 1 to open proceedings, before the Hot 100 is revealed.
Hamilton said: “The Company of Master Jewellers has worked in partnership with Professional Jeweller on the Hot 100 since it launched five years ago. This is not just about a great event each September where the good and the great can celebrate another year of growth and success – it is also about recognising and rewarding the people within the jewellery world who make it such a great industry to work in.”
The CMJ will host a chillout lounge at this year’s Hot 100 party, open to CMJ members and party goers looking for somewhere to relax, chat and enjoy our evening’s pianist, who will be on hand to take requests from guests.
Leading British jewellery trade show International Jewellery London (IJL) marks its third year as Diamond Partner and co-host of the Hot 100 party in 2014. It returns with plenty of sparkle to host the IJL Bar, where guests can enjoy cocktails and dance along to the sounds of the Swing Ninjas.
Jewellery industry software specialist Pursuit, which provides retailers with fully integrated till and stock systems, also returns as Technology Partner for this year’s Hot 100 event. Once again it will host a scalextric track for the evening, encouraging guests to battle it out for the best driver accolade.
Past stars of the Hot 100 have included leading designers Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, Theo Fennell, Lara Bohinc, Alex Monroe and Monica Vinader, while the NexGems category has been early in highlighting today’s jewellery stars, boosting the profiles of Tomasz Donocik, Katie Rowland, Imogen Belfield and Jessica Flinn, to name but a few.
The Hot 100 is also all-encompassing for jewellery retailers operating across the UK, toasting the work of both multiples and independents, with buyers and directors of stores including TH Baker, Laings of Glasgow, Amazon, Chisholm Hunter, Baroque, Fraser Hart and Rox honoured in past Hot 100 lists.
The nominations for the Hot 100 2015 will open early in the new year — so be sure to nominate and who knows? You could be hot property in 2015.