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HardRock Summit, Gemstone, Jewelry, Minerals & Fossils Events Debut Next Month in Denver August 08, 2021 (0 comments)


Denver, CO--Organizers have announced a new trade show event in downtown Denver, Colorado for the gem, jewelry, mineral and fossils industries from September 16 - 21, 2021.

According to the organizers, the events, named the HardRock Summit,  will consist of over 400 exhibitors, numerous educational sessions and keynote speakers all within two key venues: “Evolution” for minerals, fossils and meteorites at the Colorado Convention Center and “Sparkle & Joy” for fine gemstones and jewelry at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Leading trade associations such as the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) will have dedicated pavilions within the Sparkle & Joy venue. 


The HardRock Summit 2021's co-founders are Christoph Keilmann, organizer of The Munich Show and Gemworld Munich, the largest trade fair in Europe combining minerals, gemstones and jewelry, and Wolter Mehring, an international entrepreneur and gemstone industry expert noted for his role in the development of the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.

Keilmann and Mehring have also announced a team of category ambassadors, including Alan Hart (Gemstone Ambassador), Manos Phoundoulakis (Jewelry Ambassador), Dave Waisman (Minerals Ambassador) and Kirby Siber (Fossil Ambassador).

EVOLUTION will feature minerals. fossils. meteorites. gemstones and Jewelry and will take place September 16 – 19, 2021 at the Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom.

According to HardRock Summit, the Evolution area will be "a vibrant marketplace for minerals, fossils, accessories and other specialties with some of the finest dealers in the world. There will be a strong focus on US and International trade buyers, scientific institutions and private collectors." EVOLUTION will also be open and welcoming to the general public, they said. The HardRock Summit also announced the well-known Denver Gem & Mineral Show will its annual show for the first time at the Colorado Convention Center adjacent to the EVOLUTION.

SPARKLE & JOY will feature fine gemstones. fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces and will take place September 18 – 21, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Plaza Ballroom.

The Sparkle & Joy event is dedicated to fine gemstones and jewelry and collectible gemstone objects, said the organizers. It will feature exclusive workshops and hands-on training, international exchange, educational programs and live presentations. The venue is open to qualified trade professionals, buyers, retailers, press as well as invitation-only VIP consumer attendees.

Colorado Convntion Center (above, left) and Sheraton Downtown Denver (above right) are home to the new HardRock Summit, launching next month.

The two venues are within walking distance of one another and are connected by a complimentary shuttle service.

“Denver was chosen as the location for the HardRock Summit because it’s a beautiful city with a rich history rooted in nature, science and mining as well as being a thriving business hub. In addition to the access to incredible accommodations, amenities and transportation," said Mehring. "The public awareness and appreciation for minerals, gemstones and fossils is ever growing,” he added.

“The HardRock Summit will be the central meeting point for all those who already are part of our community and those who want to be,” says Keilmann. “In addition to our dedication to build a top market platform, our eyes are also focused on emerging trends, first-hand news from the industry and the joy of sharing experiences and conducting business together.”

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