Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London (IJL) will be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Scheduled to take place at Alexandra Palace, London, from 13-15 September 2020, Reed is following UK government guidelines and has had comprehensive discussions with its customers, public health authorities and partner organisations.
The exhibition provider said in a statement, "We do not believe that we are in a position to host a large scale gathering for the industry in September without compromising the key valuable elements of IJL."The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and staff is our number one priority. Therefore, after careful consideration, we feel it is in everyone's best interests not to go ahead with this year's event and wanted to give everyone involved as much notice as possible.
"IJL has 65 years of heritage that we look to protect and maintain during this unprecedented time. For now, and in recognition of the challenging time our industry has to face, both personally and professionally, we will continue to collaborate with exhibitors and visitors to do all we can to support the global jewellery industry during this difficult period. We are working out these details now and will inform everyone at the relevant and appropriate times."