PRÉCIEUSES CONFLUENCES 2020
EVENT FOR THE FRENCH JEWELRY INDUSTRY.
October 20 & 21, 2020
AN EVENT FOUNDED BY THE UFBJOP AND SUPPORTED BY FRANCÉCLAT
Sharing the aim of making businesses working in the jewellery sectors more
competitive, ambitious and innovative and helping them raise their profile.
Since 2010, we promote the meetings between all the professionals in the jewellery sector.
Précieuses Confluences was set up and developed by the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles or UFBJOP (the French association for the jewelry, gold- and silversmithery, stone and pearl industries). It is a joint industry initiative supported by Francéclat (France’s professional committee for economic development serving the watchmaking, jewelry, gold- and silversmithery and tableware sectors), with the shared aim of making businesses working in these sectors more competitive, ambitious and innovative and helping them raise their profile.
This event offers networking opportunities for all those working in the jewelry industry in France and beyond,from luxury brands to department and chain stores and retailers, as well as production studios and facilities, lapidaries, diamond merchants, stone and pearl dealers, those working in the artistic trades, designers, 3D designers and many more. It is open to those specializing in any aspect of the jewelry and watchmaking sector.
French and international brands and retailers are always on the lookout for fresh creative talent and skills, as well as production studios and facilities that can help them bring high-quality products to their customers and become more competitive.
This annual two-day networking event is held in Paris and offers attendees the opportunity to take part in 30-minute business meetings that will hopefully lead to professional partnerships
Attendees can continue networking and sharing their expertise with industry professionals and partners at the drinks reception held at the end of the first day.
PRÉCIEUSES CONFLUENCES 2020
TAKING THE JEWELRY AND WATCHMAKING SECTORS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The eighth “Précieuses Confluences” will take place on Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the headquarters of the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles (UFBJOP) in Paris.
The event should be able to go ahead in Paris as planned thanks to the easing of restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if measures in place elsewhere mean that not all delegates are able to attend in person, we will also organize video-conferencing sessions.
2019 EDITION KEY FIGURES
A joint industry initiative set up and developed by the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles (UFBJOP) and supported by Francéclat.
“Each year, Précieuses Confluences has proved to be the key networking event for those working in the jewelry sector in France and beyond, bringing together stakeholders with movers and shakers in the industry – whatever their setup, size or specialism.Daniel CambourPRESIDENT OF THE UFBJOP
However, Précieuses Confluences 2020 will be particularly important. It reflects the shift from separation to reunion, as we move on from social distancing to come together once more and enjoy varied and invaluable encounters.
In a year when resilience has been needed in every aspect of life, Précieuses Confluences will welcome those from the worlds of jewelry and watchmaking, with the aim of establishing a truly international network that offers a wealth of opportunities.”
“The French jewelry industry has shown itself to be determined and dynamic in confronting the global upheaval caused by the pandemic. Today, it is ready to take on the international challenges facing the jewelry and watchmaking market. Précieuses Confluences 2020, the international networking event for our industry, is now proving crucial in ensuring that the real-life and virtual connections between those working in the jewelry and watchmaking sectors can continue to flourish. In line with its remit, the UFBJOP is committed to making this event a success.”Bernadette Pinet-CuoqEXECUTIVE PRESIDENT OF THE UFBJOP AND PRESIDENT OF THE HAUTE ÉCOLE DE JOAILLERIE
“Despite the upheaval and disruption to trade caused by the lockdown restrictions, from which we must now move on, the French jewelry and watchmaking sectors, confident that their expertise and creativity put them on a strong footing, are reaching out to the rest of the world and embracing new partnerships. Précieuses Confluences provides the perfect opportunity to inject fresh momentum into the industry.”Didier RouxPRESIDENT OF FRANCÉCLAT
“Building on the success the event has enjoyed since 2017 and the wealth of feedback we have received, Précieuses Confluences 2020 is breaking new ground with a new watchmaking session and options for attendees to take part virtually, while still adhering to the values that have made this joint initiative such a success in forging and expanding invaluable connections.”Hervé BuffetEXECUTIVE OFFICER, FRANCÉCLAT