October 19 & 20, 2021

PRÉCIEUSES CONFLUENCES 2021

Jewelry, Fashion, and Digital Technology: new challenges in a growing luxury market

Jewelry, Fashion, and Digital Technology: new challenges in a growing luxury market

The 9th “Précieuses Confluences” will take place on Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Headquarters of the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles (UFBJOP) in Paris.
A key event for France’s jewelry industry, Précieuses Confluences is aimed at French and international buyers, decision-makers and brand representatives from all areas of the haute couture, fashion, ready-to-wear, and jewelry industries.
Depending on the status of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held in-person with the option to attend via video-conferencing.

Networking Day: When Jewelry meets the Fashion World

On Tuesday, October 19, a speed-networking event will be held for Fashion Houses, Couture Houses, Luxury Brands, Accessories Brands, and major players in the French jewelry industry, including workshops, studios, manufacturers, factories, designers, craftsmen, CAO-DAO designers, stones and pearls dealers.

Half-Day Networking on Digital Technology: Innovative Technologies and Jewelry World

 

This morning event on Wednesday, October 20, will take a look at digital techniques, new technology, and digitalization of the supply chain and will feature a 4.0 workshop, robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
This speed-networking event will bring together the technology and engineering worlds and French brands, workshops, manufacturers, studios, and designers.

Half-Day Networking on Funding: Funding your Growth

On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 20, a speed-networking event will be held for funding entities and companies in the jewelry industry. A major event: the launch of the sector-specific fund to support jewelry and watchmaking companies.

PROGRAM

MODULE 1: When Jewelry meets the Fashion World

To attend Précieuses Confluences, you must be :

  • a French or international buyer, decision-maker, brand representative or retailer;
  • a representative of a French jewelry workshop, factory, facility, designer, craftsman, stones dealers.

Tuesday, October 19

Registration open from 9.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
Attendees take part in up to 14 30-minute meetings between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided to allow attendees to network throughout the day.

MODULE 2: Innovative Technologies and Jewelry World

To attend this session, you must be :

  • a player in the digital sector;
  • a French workshop, brand or designer.

Wednesday, October 20 (morning)

Registration open from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
Attendees take part in up to 9 30-minute meetings between 9.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Breakfast will be provided to allow attendees to network throughout the morning.

MODULE 3: Funding your Growth

To attend this session, you must be :

  • a French jewelry workshop;
  • a French jewelry brand;
  • an institutional investor, private bank or dedicated investment fund.

Wednesday, October 20 (afternoon)

Registration open from 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Attendees take part in up to 9 30-minute meetings between 2.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

A buffet lunch will be provided to allow attendees to network throughout the afternoon.

EVENING NETWORKING EVENT

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM TOURS

Tuesday, October 19

From 7.00 p.m.
Venue to be announced in September.
Subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
The evening event will be held if local health requirements are met.

Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22

Tours of the studios and showrooms of selected suppliers.
Virtual tours will be arranged if COVID-19 restrictions mean that attendees cannot visit the studios and showrooms in person.

VENUE

THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNION FRANÇAISE DE LA BIJOUTERIE, JOAILLERIE, ORFÈVRERIE, DES PIERRES ET DES PERLES

58 RUE DU LOUVRE 75002 PARIS

The 9th Précieuses Confluences will be hosted at a prestigious venue – the historic Headquarters of the UFBJOP and spiritual home of France’s jewelers, gold- and silversmiths and lapidaries, where those working in the industry have come together for the past 150 years.
Up to 550 30-minute business meetings will take place on Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Meetings may be held using video-conferencing technology, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

4 STEPS TO GET THE MOST OF YOUR PRÉCIEUSES CONFLUENCES EXPERIENCE

All registrations must be approved by the organizing committee.

1

Register

Once the organizing committee has approved your registration and Francéclat has received your payment, you will be sent a username and password, which you can use to fill out your profile.
2

Complete your form

Before Fridray October 1st, 2021.
The description of your company will be published in the catalogue of attendees.
Potential partners will use this information to decide whether they want to meet with you.
3

Search on the online catalogue

The online catalog goes live three weeks before the event.
Use the search engine to find potential partners.
4

Request your meetings

Each attendee must draw up a list of those they want to meet.
It is important that you list plenty of people to ensure you have a full schedule.
Arrange your list in decreasing order of priority, with those you most want to meet at the top.