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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers

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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers

JVA Jewellery & Watch Conference ~ 8th-10th September 2023

With a combined programme of presentations by some of the world’s finest authorities and the essential hands-on workshop element, the JVA Conference is an education experience and networking opportunity not to be missed! Whether you are just starting out or have been valuing jewellery, watches or silverware for many years, or any stage in between, the JVA conference has something for all abilities. 

The JVA is the leading independent association for professional valuers providing the most current, up to date and relevant training for its members, students and those wishing to pursue this fascinating, yet challenging, profession. 

During the three-day conference, delegates will be able to attend presentations by leading industry experts, get hands-on practice in relevant and engaging workshops and network with colleagues and friends during the breaks and evening meals.

Holywell Park, situated within Loughborough University, synonymous with the sharing of knowledge, learning and developing skills, complements the JVA perfectly:

  • Academic - the essential building blocks for Continuing Professional Development
  • Professional - the key attribute required of a JVA Registered Valuer®
  • Personal - the unquestionable benefits facilitated by networking with industry colleagues

Leading industry speakers will be attending from the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, all working together to deliver an engaging, dynamic and memorable Conference from which we will all benefit.



The JVA will be using Holywell Park for the duration of the weekend embracing all main presentations and workshops in addition to lunch and coffee breaks. Professional valuers, aspiring valuers, and students, together with associated industry professionals, will be able to tailor their Conference experience by selecting from a variety of main presentations and hands-on workshops, delivered by experienced and knowledgeable speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Holywell Park in September for what is guaranteed to be another outstanding conference ...


Being able to rub shoulders with so many of your peers and like-minded people left me completely motivated. 

I genuinely believe becoming a member of the JVA is one of the best and most important decisions of my career. The JVA conference has only enhanced this decision.

Raymond Morath-Gibbs FGA DGA

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The JVA conference is an eclectic mix of industry professionals with a shared attitude to learning and friendly individuals who are generous with their knowledge. 

Within moments of arriving I'd already made new 'gem friends', from sharing taxis at the station to sitting next to someone new at dinner. The JVA promotes an inclusive environment which makes networking effortless and most of all FUN! 

Jennifer Gait


From Friday 8th September until the conference draws to a close on Sunday 10th September at 6.15pm, we have an exciting programme of talks and workshops lined up designed to suit all abilities.

Lunch and coffee breaks are great networking opportunities where you can be reunited with old friends, make new acquaintances, and build personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.

We will be dining in the Burleigh Court Restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings, a time to relax and enjoy the company of your fellow delegates.

 Confirmed Speakers include ... 


Stuart Robertson
Stuart Robertson GG (GIA)
GemWorld International
Gary Roskin News Report
Gary Roskin GG (GIA) FGA
Roskin Gem News Report
Julia Griffith Gem Academy
Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG
The Gem Academy
Rui Galopim de Carvalho
Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA
Portugal Gemas



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