NAJ Summit

Reconnect with the jewellery community.

The NAJ Summit is a three-day programme of events that brings jewellery retailers, valuers, manufacturers and suppliers together from far and wide.

Home to talks, workshops and masterclasses from thought leaders and jewellery experts, the NAJ Summit features a focused one-day Retail Jewellers’ Congress, Sunday evening Members’ Gala Dinner, exclusive Supplier Showcase as well as an immersive Valuers’ Conference that spans the entire three days.

One-, two- and three-day tickets available.

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Inclusive. Informative. Innovative

Jewellery businesses have been challenged with Covid, EU Exit and now face a competitive future within a marketplace that treads carefully.

The one event for the whole jewellery community, the NAJ Summit brings the sector together to deliver an experience where business leaders can find genuine insight and access expertise for people, profile and profit to flourish.

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Key speakers include Craig O'Donnell, Polly Barnfield and Nicholas Wainright.

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10 Reasons to attend the NAJ Summit:

1. Re-engage with the trade

The NAJ Summit is an opportunity to invest time and thought back into your business in this pivotal time post-lockdown.

2. Meet your peers and establish new connections

Say hello to friends old and new and make fresh business contacts in a comfortable environment.

3. Get practical guidance with the JET Business Network

The Retail Jewellers’ Congress on Monday 13th September will open a dialogue about business growth, driving profit margins and money-saving tactics for company owners.

4. Gain fresh perspectives at the Valuers’ Conference

Join the Institute of Registered Valuers for three-days of insightful lectures and workshops.

5. Discover what’s new in the Supplier Showcase

Find new lines for your retail business and spot emerging trends with our Supplier Showcase of NAJ Members.

6. Get up to speed with the most essential seminars

Focus on people, profile and profit with seminars focused on SecurityWise, Better Business and Created in the UK.

7. Hear from relevant and insightful keynote speakers

Learn from Craig O'Donnell, Polly Barnfield and Nicholas Wainwright, among others, who are ready to share their knowledge and advice.

8. Enjoy informal networking with the Members’ Gala Dinner

An evening of dining and conversation on Sunday 12th September that’s not to be missed.

9. Find inspiration at our luxurious venue setting

Staverton Park Estate is the ideal escape for stretched business owners, with an accessible location and discounts available for overnight stays. 

10. Experience an event designed by jewellers, for jewellers

Choose from one, two or three-day tickets and engage with the elements that suit you. The NAJ Summit 2021 is an inclusive, informative and innovative event specifically for the jewellery industry.

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It’s all about the bottom line

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Benefitting from five events, each with their own identity, as an attendee you can move from one event to another, setting your own agenda at your own pace. However we should point out workshops and masterclasses within the Valuers Conference are likely to reach capacity and so pre-booking to save your seat is essential. The programme has been designed for all of the sectors of the jewellery industry, and we believe the Summit is the most inclusive event yet. 

We’ve found good things happen when members (and want-to-be-members!) get together. Conference and Congress have long been a hotbed of sharing tips, tricks and contacts whether in a structured roundtable session or casually over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Summit is new, fresh and unique. We’re proud of the reputation the Valuers’ Conference hosted by the IRV and also the Retail Jewellers’ Congress, hosted by the JBN has. And now with a programme greater than the sum of its parts, we’re excited to welcome you, for however long you can stay.

Competitively priced with major discounts for onsite accommodation, this is the prime opportunity for NAJ members and supporters to tap into the expertise that lives within the membership.

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Showcase your latest collections

Supplier Showcase at the NAJ Summit

It wouldn’t be an inclusive event without being able to view, touch and feel the latest collections from NAJ members, designers and suppliers. The Showcase is limited to just 86 suppliers resulting in a personable experience that the jewellery sector is so famous for.

The venue boasts a number of private rooms on-site for attendees to host business meetings, share their latest news on goods and services and even run training sessions.

The Showcase runs through the entire three days, so depending on how long you stay for, you can build multiple visits into the supplier showcase.

A presence at the Supplier Showcase is priced at £1400 + VAT and is inclusive of:

  • Two three-day tickets to attend the events taking place
  • Two tickets for the Members’ Gala dinner on the Sunday evening
  • 6ft Trestle table located within a relevant supplier showcase location across the site
  • Private meeting rooms available for timed slots upon request
  • On site discounted accommodation at the 4-star hotel venue
  • Support from onsite security team
  • Strong room for storage of items
  • Featured listing within The Summit event brochure
  • Entry and profile onto the The Summit Event App
  • Access to the event press office to be able to post your press to the NAJ community
  • Pre & Post event promotion through NAJ digital platforms
  • Invitation to feature product and services in the summer and autumn issue of the Jeweller
  • Marketing assets provided by NAJ to mark your presence at the showcase

Formal introductions and further support is available upon request. 

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Enjoy your stay

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Surrounded by 150 acres of peaceful parkland the De Vere Staverton Estate is a stylish and contemporary retreat in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, boasting a leisure club, spa and PGA European-tour standard 18-hole golf course on site. The venue also presents itself as convenient to reach, with easy access from the M1, Birmingham Airport and West Coast Mainline, with a journey from London Euston to the venue taking just over 60 minutes.

Discounts on check out

To secure your room at the De Vere Staverton Park, please call 01327 220676 to book and quote the NAJ Summit as the event you are attending. Rooms are to be settled on check out and are charged at a preferential rate of £89 per night using a code which you will receive on attendance at the event.

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Use of Spa and Golf facilities

Attendees at the Summit are welcome to make use of the onsite facilities including the onsite Beauty salon, Maddison Peach, gym fully equipped with cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, as well as a heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Staverton Park also boasts a mature 18-hole Championship Golf Course, set in 150 acres of parkland, which is discounted to £40 per person for Summit attendees.

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Supporters and Partners

The following organinsations are proud partners of the NAJ Summit. By supporting the weekend, the below organisations are demonstrating their commitment to the Jewellery trade association and it's aim to bring the membership community together to learn and network, to ensure the Jewellery industry is fit for the future.

clarity and successClarity & Success is a global Stock Management & Point-of-Sale software system for Retail Jewellers. It is both user friendly & comprehensive to suit the requirements of all Independent Retail Jewellers. Their customers include members of the NAJ and regularly express their satisfaction and confidence in the system.

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Clogau sponsorClogau is a second generation family business based in Wales. For 30 years, its growing range of jewellery has captured the hearts and imaginations of jewellery lovers from far and wide. Every piece they create contains rare Welsh gold - the Gold of Royalty for over 100 years.

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parifyWhat makes Parify different is that the company have the technological and engineering capability to design and create unique and ground-breaking lighting solutions demanded by clients. An added benefit of products are their low impact on the environment.

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pursuit

From inventory management and barcode scanning, to powerful analytics and reporting, the Pursuit POS system has been developed to provide a smarter all-in-one software solution for retailers.

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Th March summit sponsor In 1887 the eighteen-year-old son of a London Hatton Garden diamond merchant (our founder Tommy March) experienced a ‘eureka’ moment. He realised that the jewellery trade he’d come to know through his Father’s business, was largely uninsured. His idea blossomed to become the UK’s best known firm of jewellery trade specialist insurance brokers (“Famous for Insuring Jewellery”) TH March.

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greenrocks sponsorGreen Rocks was founded in Aventura, FL in 2016 by a visionary group of high tech entrepreneurs in partnership with some of Israel’s finest diamond cutters. Their vision…to bring technology and old world diamond cutting craftsmanship together to create the world's finest lab created diamond.

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