The annual International Jewellery Fair (IJF) is back in Sydney this month, showcasing the latest products and innovations.
Held from 27 to 29 August, visitors have a lot to look forward to at this year’s fair says organiser Expertise Events managing director Gary Fitz-Roy, particularly those with an interest in sport.
“The IJF is delighted to be hosting an array of events at this year’s show which cater to sporting enthusiasts and affirms the IJF as the place to launch new products on an international scale and bring celebrity ambassadors,” he says.
The 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup will be on display at the show and visitors can get up close and personal with the trophy during a special breakfast on Saturday morning. Also, multisport fitness device maker, Garmin, will be showcasing a new range of watches that will be launched by its ambassador, celebrity fitness trainer Commando Steve.
“We are excited to be able to offer a range of smart watches that are both functional and stylish,” says Adam Howarth, general manager, Garmin Australasia. “These multisport watches will appeal to users no matter if they’re in the boardroom, out hiking or on the golf course.”
Besides promoting new brands and products, IJF provides retailers with access to retail strategies and industry training at the event.
“We’re providing innovative seminars, educational components and interactive displays, all designed to help build business and profitability for both visitors and exhibitors,” says Fitz-Roy.
“International experts will be providing insights into overseas trends and will address industry topics, relevant to the Australian market.
“We understand that to run a successful business, retailers have to stay abreast of the latest industry trends and issues, which is why we provide an educational arm to our event.
“It’s important to us that the IJF is the place jewellery retailers go to make informed business decisions,” Fitz-Roy concludes.
IJF will be located at Glebe Island from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August.
By Marion Gerritsen