IJL Joins Forces With CIBJO

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Lead­ing UK jew­ellery in­dus­try event In­ter­na­tional Jew­ellery Lon­don (IJL) has been ac­cepted as a com­mer­cial mem­ber of the World Jew­ellery Con­fed­er­a­tion (bet­ter known by its French acro­nym CIBJO), and as such be­comes the first jew­ellery show from the UK to gain such rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the in­ter­na­tional body.

CIBJO pres­i­dent Gae­tano Cava­lieri ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness at be­ing able to wel­come Reed Ex­hi­bi­tions’ IJL into the or­gan­i­sa­tion, not­ing that as an im­por­tant trade show in a prom­i­nent jew­ellery mar­ket it can play a key role in sup­port­ing the in­dus­try both in Bri­tain and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“I am de­lighted to wel­come IJL into our fold. CIBJO recog­nises trade shows as the pri­mary gath­er­ing places for our sec­tor, pro­vid­ing not only op­por­tu­ni­ties for pro­mot­ing busi­ness, but also fo­rums at which we can dis­cuss and ad­dress com­mon is­sues and chal­lenges,” Cava­lieri said. “IJL has long served to bring to­gether mem­bers of the trade from across the UK, Europe and in­ter­na­tion­ally, and in this re­spect it is ide­ally po­si­tioned to ad­vance CIBJO pro­grammes re­lat­ing to har­monised in­dus­try stan­dards, Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) and con­sumer con­fi­dence.”

IJL event di­rec­tor Sam Wil­loughby added: “IJL al­ready has very strong in­dus­try links and is seen as a show where part­ner­ships are forged, an­nounce­ments made and busi­ness pro­gressed. It makes ab­so­lute sense for IJL to be­come a mem­ber of CIBJO, with its his­tory and fo­cus on sup­port­ing in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies earn­ing their liveli­hoods from jew­ellery, gem­stones and pre­cious met­als.

“IJL will be able to re­flect the views of the UK and con­trib­ute to de­vel­op­ing CSR through­out the global jew­ellery in­dus­try. We fully sup­port the work that CIBJO un­der­takes for the fu­ture se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment of the in­dus­try on an in­ter­na­tional scale.”

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