The Jewellery & Watch exhibition has announced a ‘consolidated 2019 show’, as its new owner, ITE Group, develops a plan to boost the show in 2020.
Having purchased the exhibition and its sister show, Spring Fair, in May 2018, the exhibitions and conferences organising firm has outlined plans to grow both shows with significant investment and a refreshed focus on content.
Changes to the 2019 show include a new seminar theatre, known as The Studio, and ITE said this will be supported by technical and educational sessions.
Event manager Kirsty Broere said: “We are excited to see where the investment, energy and positivity of ITE Group takes Jewellery & Watch in 2019 and beyond. “[The show] can be considered a transitional show, but we look forward to showcasing hints of what’s to come, including a new seminar schedule and a closer relationship with Spring Fair exhibitors and visiting buyers.
“It is no secret that the global trade show market is facing challenges, especially in terms of market participation.”
She added: “Jewellery & Watch is all about starting the New Year on the right foot and offering the UK trade the chance to see what’s fresh. Whether you choose to catch-up on the post-Christmas sentiment, meet existing clients or find something new, Jewellery & Watch is all about starting the year positively and with purpose.”