JEWELLERY & WATCH
WHAT IS JEWELLERY AND WATCH?
Jewellery & Watch is the UK’s largest dedicated jewellery and watch trade event, welcoming more than 17,000 visitors through the doors of the Birmingham NEC, to trade with 350 exhibitors over the course of 5 days.
What is a tradeshow?
At a tradeshow exhibitors offer their products at wholesale cost to visitors. This means that products are sold in bulk and at a lower price than the RRP. Visitors (retailers) are then able to sell those products in their stores directly to the customer.
In the case of Jewellery & Watch, exhibitors are often companies that manufacture their own jewellery and watch products and visitors often own or work at independent retail stores, multiples, department stores or online stores.
Why go to a tradeshow?
A tradeshow offers exhibitors the opportunity to display their products to a large audience over a short period of time, to take wholesale orders at the show, and to build industry contacts and leads for future sales.
A tradeshow offers visitors the opportunity to meet their existing suppliers, discover new exhibitors and products and to place orders at the show or at a later date.
At Jewellery & Watch there will be 350 exhibitor stands located in Halls 17 and 18 of the NEC, grouped together in their appropriate sectors.
Each business owns a stand and will use this to displays their products as they choose.
Our 17,000 visitors enter the arena and walk around to trade and do business with exhibitors whose products they like.
Keynote speeches, seminars and one-to-one business advice
Visitors can attend seminars from successful names in the industry and there will be opportunities advertised to receive some one-to-one business advice from these industry leaders. All seminars are free of charge and based on a first come first serve basis.
The only exception may be if we are running specific workshops, as these spaces are limited.
Once those wishing to attend have registered for the exhibition they will also be required to book a slot, via the show website, for their workshop of choice.
Jewellery & Watch is a tradeshow, therefore it is not open to members of the general public. The show is specific to traders.
You are eligible to attend if you have buying and purchasing responsibilities or control spend. Independent retail stores, multiples, department stores, online businesses, mail order companies, supermarkets, distributors, importers, wholesalers, multi-channel retailers or those looking to start a retail business (in the next 12 months) are all suitable visitors to Jewellery & Watch.
We advise that children under 16 do not attend the event as this is a trade only, and there are no crèche facilities available.
If you are attending with a child, and they are under the age of 16 years, they will require a Child's entry badge– these can only be picked up on site, from the registration desks in the main entrance.
Anyone over the age of 16 will be required to register for the event via the normal process.
Post: If you have opted to have your entry badge posted out to you, your entry badge will arrive within the two week run up the show open. However, if you do not receive your entry badge by post you can still print a copy as it is attached in your confirmation email (this will have been received on completion of registration to attend the show).
Email: If you opted to go green you can print your e-badge at the end of registration, or from the confirmation email once registration is complete. If you are unable to print your ticket, don’t worry – just show us your confirmation email at the registration desk on arrival to the show.
4 to 8 February 2018
Sun 4 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Mon 5 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Tue 6 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 7 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Thu 8 Feb - 9:00 - 16:00
To find out how to get to Jewellery & Watch, please see our dedicated travel page here.
Standard parking is available in the NEC car parks, with regular shuttle buses to take you from these car parks to the halls. Standard parking is not pre-bookable, but will be free of charge for all visitors to Jewellery & Watch, you will just need to follow the signs when you arrive.
If you would like to pay for 'Express parking' you are welcome to do so, please click here to book via the NEC venue's website.
To find out more about where to stay during your visit to the Jewellery & Watch, please see our dedicated accommodation page here.
On arrival to the show, show guides with floor plans will be available to collect at the entrance.
We will aim to have an event floor plan available via the show website, near to the time of show open.
Yes, seminars are free to attend.
NB: Please note that as well as seminars, there will be workshops running. Some workshops will require additional registration/booking due to limited spaces being available. These workshops will be advertised as requiring additional registration on the show website.
No, our seminars are run on a first come, first served basis.
All we advise is that visitors arrive at the seminars in plenty of time to avoid any disappointment.