Discover What’s On in the Motivation Theatre at IJL 2017

The Motivation Theatre is back for 2017 presenting a variety of inspiring speakers from across the jewellery trade, as well as the fashion, footwear, retail design and digital industries.

The packed three-day programme has been carefully tailored to 2016 show feedback, ensuring that your lingering questions are answered. We’ve also called upon some great names for our successful In Conversation With series, including Stephen Webster and media star, Maria Doulton.

Don’t miss out! Register NOW for free entry into IJL and start planning your visit. All those who register and later attend IJL will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic holiday.

Sunday 3rd September #IJL2017Inspire
11:00-12:00

SS18 Trends: From the Catwalk to your Store

Delve into the trends seen on the IJL catwalk with a live report from IJL Trend Editor Rachael Taylor.

12:00-13:00

Is Experiential Retailing the Future for Jewellers?

When shopping can be as simple as a click of a mouse, retailers need to deliver more than just product to get consumers through the door. Join this panel of retailers and retail design experts to find out more.

15:30-16:00

In Conversation With… Katerina Perez

In her conversation with Sarah Jordan, Katerina Perez, jewellery insider and Editor-in-Chief of KaterinaPerez.com, will discuss with you how she twisted her pastime of jewellery into a flourishing career.

Monday 4th September #IJL2017Inspire

10:00-11:00

Is Your Retail Store Designed for Success? How to Achieve Breathrough Results for Your Business

Journey with retail design consultants Innovare Design as they walk you through some best practice insights and innovations and show you how to achieve breakthrough results for your jewellery retail presence.

11:30-12:30

In Conversation With… 77 Diamonds

This fascinating talk will delve into selling luxury online, focusing on creating profit margins in a new digital world.

13:00-14:00

Luxury Overview of 2018 and Beyond: What’s Coming Next?

Paola De Luca, Founder of The Futurist, shares her insights on upcoming consumer attitudes, style influences, design directions, key items, colours and materials.

14:00-15:00

The Empowering Women Panel

Inspirational women from the UK jewellery industry will be on stage discussing the opportunities and challenges women in the industry face today.

15:30-16:30

In Conversation With… Stephen Webster and Yunus & Eliza (sponsored by the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council)

Joss Skeates, Chairman of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council, expresses to iconic British designer Stephen Webster about his unbelievable career and his guidance for emerging jewellery design talents. Rock Vault alumni Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom of Yunus & Eliza will also be on hand to share their experiences of growing a successful brand.

Tuesday 5th September #IJL2017Inspire

Fair Luxury at IJL 2017

10:00-12:00

Join industry change group Fair Luxury (also known as FLUX) for two hours of inspiring talks and Q&A sessions, designed especially for those with an interest in ethical sourcing and storytelling.

12:30-13:30

In Conversation With… The Jewellery Editor, Maria Doulton

Maria Doulton made her name in the jewellery world as a freelance journalist and editor writing for prestigious titles including The Financial Times, The Telegraph and Vanity Fair. In 2010, she created a website with business partner Christine Pasquier dedicated to luxury jewellery and watches, The Jewellery Editor. Seven years later, the digital magazine has a huge global following and its social media followers can be counted in six figures.

13:45-14:45

Going the extra mile: How Marks & Spencer and Assay Office Birmingham Pushed Jewellery Boundaries

In a move that places Marks & Spencer ahead of the curve, the major retailer set a new standard in high street fashion jewellery by making sure all of its pieces meet a ‘Skin Kind’ criterion. Find out how the company worked with Assay Office Birmingahm to combat allergy concerns, and discover how the two businesses are going the extra mile for their customers.

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