(DENVER) – Registration is officially open for the HardRock Summit, the all-new trade show event for the gem, jewelry, mineral and fossils industries, taking place in downtown Denver, Colorado from September 16 – 21, 2021. The HardRock Summit will feature two key venues: “Sparkle & Joy” a destination for fine gemstones and jewelry at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from September 18 – 21, and “Evolution” for minerals and fossils at the Colorado Convention Center from September 16 – 19. The two venues are within walking distance of each other and are connected by a complimentary shuttle service on the overlap days, to allow visitors to easily move from one location to the other.
“We know it has been challenging for buyers and retailers to attend in-person events, we are proud to be launching this safe and smaller event with leading exhibiting companies to provide venues for attendees to productively source, connect and be inspired. We are also delighted to announce the Denver Gem & Mineral Show will hold their annual show for the first time at the Colorado Convention Center adjacent to the Evolution show, and American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) will have a dedicated pavilion within the Sparkle & Joy venue,” states Wolter Mehring co-founder of HardRock Summit. “These well-respected groups will further enrich the opportunities for discovery by attending buyers.”
“In addition to an incredible lineup of top exhibiting companies and partner groups like the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) and Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), we have curated a wide array of spectacular special exhibits, panel discussions and educational sessions,” says Christoph Keilmann, co-founder of HardRock Summit. “Purchasing jewelry, gemstones, minerals and fossils is tactile – buyers want to see, touch and feel before they purchase, and they also want to learn from and build relationships with the people they are doing business with. HardRock Summit is the safe marketplace for these interactions.”
Visitor admission is free for qualified trade show professionals and buyers. A ticket admission fee will be required for the public with limited Sparkle & Joy event access. The different types of attendees – from trade professionals to VIP clients and the general public – will be easily distinguishable through color-coded badges.
Sparkle & Joy
Fine Gemstones. Fine Jewelry. One-of-a-Kind Pieces.
September 18 – 21, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
The venue is open to qualified trade professionals, buyers, retailers, press as well as invitation-only $30 VIP ticket admission.
Minerals. Fossils. Meteorites. Gemstones. Jewelry.
September 16 – 19, 2021
Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom
The venue is open to qualified trade professionals, buyers, retailers, press as well as the general public for a $10 ticket admission.
“We look forward to bringing the fine gemstones, jewelry, minerals and fossil industries together in September, for in-person discovery and purchasing,” states Wolter Mehring. “HardRock Summit’s key objective is to keep all visitors as safe as possible, and we will continue to work closely with the local governmental agencies to follow all their COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and protocols.”
Visit https://hardrocksummit.com/ for the most up-to-date exhibitor lists, registration, education, events and more. A free downloadable show app HardRock Summit is now available for download on app stores.
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The HardRock Summit will span over 80,000 square feet of show floor space with 200+ exhibitors and numerous educational sessions.