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IJL presses ahead with seminar submissions despite Covid-19

International Jewellery London is now offering jewellery professionals the chance to “shape the debate” at IJL 2020. 

IJL has pressed ahead despite the current pandemic announcing that submissions are open for seminars, talks and ‘In Conversations’, to take place at the Inspire Seminar Programme at Alexandra Palace, between the 13 and 15 September 2020.

The three-day programme will centre around three central themes: Retail Re-imagined; The Business Forum, and Skill, Design and The Craft of Jewellery. 

Most seminar slots last about an hour but there is no set format: ‘In Conversations’, mini workshops, panel debates and interactive events will also feature. 

Show director Andy Ventris said: “Our research has shown how valuable the seminar programme is viewed across the sector. 

“Especially in the wake of Covid-19, access to the latest insights, knowledge, skills and trends will be even more important for exhibitors and visitors alike.”

He added: “IJL exists to support the industry and we welcome their contribution to ensure that the programme spans a diversity of topics that focus on the key issues and help incentivise business success. 

“Proposals are invited from everyone – from emerging design talents, designers and established brands to trade organisations, retailers, buyers and suppliers”.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 26 June. Candidates must submit the seminar talk title, format and an outline of the envisaged speakers should the submission be successful. Successful applicants will be informed by the first week of July 2020.

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