The Loughborough Conference: The Conference with something for everyone

11 July 2017

The NAJ’s annual Loughborough conference, now in its 29th year, will be taking place from Saturday 16th to Monday 18th September. This conference appeals to all sectors with over 200 individuals in attendance from across the jewellery trade including valuers, retailers, manufacturers, gemmologists and crafts people.

Attendees can expand their knowledge and make new contacts through an exciting programme of presentations and workshops during a two-and-a-half-day residential event held in Loughborough, at the University of Technology with accommodation and meals provided.

Speakers include industry stalwarts Stephen Alabaster, Harriet Kelsall, Guy Clutterbuck and David Callaghan. Whilst the workshops will cover pearls, gemmology, jewellery, silver, photography and promoting your business to name but a few. Other conference attractions include exhibitors, a Gemstone Market and the ‘Welcome to Valuing’ sessions which are designed for those who are thinking about becoming a valuer.

IRV Chairman Frank Wood who will be there to welcome guests commented,

“This superb conference is set to benefit any business within the jewellery trade. We have a raft of international speakers and 29 workshop sessions to choose from. The Welcome to Valuing sessions are a must for those interested in introducing valuation services into their business. The gemstone market will showcase a wide variety of qualities and price points. It’s a second to none experience from which you will return to "normal" life invigorated, full of important knowledge and probably tired as it is an intense learning experience with a social side to match!”

The Loughborough Conference is organised by the Institute of Registered Valuers which is a division of the National Association of Jewellers; this year the Institute is celebrating its Pearl Anniversary. The conference is sponsored by: Gem-A, T H March (Gold Sponsors), Crown of Light, The GemGuide, The Guild of Valuers & Jewellers and Quantum Leap (Silver Sponsors)

Find out more about the event here

For more information contact Conference Organiser Sandra Page Email: Sandra.page@naj.co.uk Telephone: 029 2081 3615

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