Why IJL 2017 is the Jewel in the Crown of Jewellery Exhibitions

IJL 2017 is the leading exhibition for the jewellery industry in the UK and one of the top jewellery events in Europe as well as the world. This year’s event takes place 3rd to 5th September at the Olympia London and we’re more than looking forward to it.

Here are just a few reasons why you should be getting excited for IJL 2017:

History: IJL 1955 to IJL 2017

IJL has a rich history, with the first event taking place in 1955. The fashions of the era may have changed, but IJL has adapted with the times. Watch IJL’s video to learn more about the exhibition’s personal story and an interesting look at how the jewellery industry (and fashion trends) have changed over the past 60 years:

An International Network & A Global Portfolio

Although a force in the jewellery industry in its own right, IJL is also part of a family of 17 other international jewellery exhibitions, trade shows and events. From Tokyo to New York, Abu Dhabi to Paris, IJL’s network has global reach, aided by renowned international exhibition organisers, Reed Exhibitions.

Impressive Stats

All that glitters is not always gold, but IJL have a 24-carat quality that can be backed up by some impressive facts and figures! Take a look at the numbers on this IJL 2016 infographic to understand just how influential IJL is.

Testimonials from Loyal Exhibitors

Of course, IJL may be an established event, but exhibitors are specifically looking for sales and leads that make exhibitions and trade shows worthwhile. Here are what high-profile IJL exhibitors have to say about IJL and why they choose to return each year:

Mark Milton

“In order to compete and succeed in the jewellery industry, IJL is a must. In its new Olympia location, IJL is better than ever: a wonderful, vibrant London-based exhibition which attracts the highest calibre buyers and jewellery designers/suppliers.”

– Mark Milton

Andrew Geoghegan

“It is vital that UK retailers can see first-hand that we are still excelling at our craft. Winning the Editor’s Choice Award at IJL 2015 was a real highlight for us and this has given us really great exposure. IJL is great platform to launch collections, rebrands and engage with retailers, and we look forward to being at Olympia again for IJL 2017!”

– Andrew Geoghegan

“The decision to exhibit at IJL was definitely the right one. We’re delighted with the positive response we’ve had – it’s increased business and opened up some interesting and exciting opportunities. We’ve already booked our spot at IJL 2017.”

– Joanna Boyen, biiju

Innovations & Initiatives

Diamonds are forever and never go out of style, but IJL is always looking to innovate and improve. Here are just a few recent additions to the exhibition that show how the event has grown from a weekend-long exhibition to a year-long support network for the jewellery industry:

Kickstart: In this initiative, no doubt inspired by crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, 10 up-and-coming designers are selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL. These ‘new kids on the block’ then have the opportunity to showcase their products at IJL 2017 on a group stand, as part of the prestigious Design Gallery.

Awards: IJL is keen to recognise and reward excellence, originality and creativity within the jewellery industry, especially through their esteemed Editors’ Choice Awards. But, it doesn’t stop there. Other awards include the Goldsmith’s Craft & Design Council Awards, the F. Hinds High Street by Design Competition and the Gem Empathy Award.

Bright Young Gems: BYGs are final year students or students who have graduated from colleges and universities in the past two years. They are selected by a panel of experts, providing five future stars of contemporary jewellery with a huge commercial platform.

#withyou: Finally, IJL recognises that their success relies on the success of their exhibitors. Therefore, the #withyou initiative was launched for IJL 2017, promising support for the industry and the IJL exhibitors all year around.


… and a whole lot more

It doesn’t end there. There are hundreds more reasons why you should exhibit, visit or just get excited for IJL 2017. Here are 10 reasons that IJL themselves have come up with:

How will you stand out at IJL 2017?

With all that competition, it can be daunting to think about how you can stand out from the crowd and really make an impact at IJL 2017.

That’s where we at Arcade Design want to help you. Our talented team of exhibition stand designers have over 25 years of experience and no matter how big or small your business is, we know exactly how to make you the jewel in the crown of IJL 2017.

Here’s what jewellery brand Charles Green has to say about how we designed and built their eye-catching stand for IJL 2016 and Baselworld:

“We have been delighted with Arcade Design and Allan Ward. The design process was made easy and the final stand was exactly what we pictured and more. Allan always stays in constant contact and is always at the end of his phone. Cannot recommend enough.”

– The Charles Green Team

For a full case study on our Charles Green exhibition stand, visit our case study page.

However large or small your business is, let us design a stand to match your brand.

To further discuss your goals for IJL 2017, you can email us at sales@arcadedesign.com or call us on 0121 354 8884.