2019 Conference; Adding value to your jewellery journey

The 2019 National Association of Jewellers’ Loughborough Conference is home to the Institute of Registered Valuers.

Conference development

When the National Association of Goldsmiths created the Registered Valuer scheme back in 1987 we had no idea of the impact this visionary concept would have upon the world of valuing. Relaunched as the National Association of Goldsmiths’ Institute of Registered Valuers in 2008, the Institute is proud of its objective to promote best valuation practice in the UK and Ireland.

Building upon the last 30 years NAJ's IRV community has a selection of keynote presentations and workshop sessions lined up covering topics that will help you – whether you are a valuer or not – to widen your knowledge of the Jewellery trade which in turn you can use to benefit your business and your customers.


Sessions overview

Continuing from its introduction in 2016, we offer aspiring valuers our 'Welcome to Valuing' sessions. There are three 90-minute sessions on the Sunday with lots of practical hands-on participation included. Our programme also includes an “Any Questions?” session giving you an opportunity to air your views and discuss with fellow delegates matters relevant to us all. We will also include a report on this year’s IRV Monitoring Programme and updates on developments within the NAJ including Practical Valuation Techniques Tutorials.

A full list of sessions, the majority of which offer practical perspective and cover a number of topics lasting 90 minutes, will appear below.

Delegates will be informed of any specific items required for participation in the sessions they’ve been allocated to and reminded nearer the time of the Conference to bring with them their eye loupes, gauges, etc.

Evening Activities

On the Saturday evening a welcome reception will take place, followed by dinner and the awarding of the David Wilkins Award. A raffle for the NAJ Education Trust will also take place. 

Sunday evening will recognise all MIRV individuals who have achieved FIRV status since last year’s Conference and students who passed the CAT examination within the last calendar year.

Plans are also under way to include entertainment for those delegates who wish to participate. 

Bookings and discounts

The fees include the following:
  • Saturday, Two-course lunch, Welcome Reception, three-course dinner with wine.
  • Sunday, Two-course lunch, three-course dinner with wine.
  • Monday, Two-course lunch.
All business sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday including tea/coffee breaks during mornings and afternoons.

Discounts for multiple bookings are available.

If two or more delegates from the same firm attend the Conference we offer a 10% discount on the second (third, etc.) booking. Please amend the amount you need to pay accordingly. NB: Please note the discount does not apply if a delegate is attending the 'Welcome to Valuing Sessions' and paying the special rate. 

Conference Venue

The University of Loughborough will host it's 29th conference in succession for the Institute, due to it's central location and excellent conference facilities.

Just one mile from junction 23 of the M1, the campus is close to both East Midlands and Birmingham International Airports. Rail links also offer good connections with shuttle buses regulalry serving the Univeristy (every 20 minutes). Services to Loughborough from London can be as little as 90 minutes.


Sandra Page


Phone: 029 2081 3615