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The HardRock Summit 2021 to Debut New Gemstone, Jewelry, Minerals and Fossils Events This Fall

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The HardRock Summit 2021 to Debut New Gemstone, Jewelry, Minerals and Fossils Events This Fall

Get ready – an all-new trade show for the gem, jewelry, mineral and fossils industries is soon to rock downtown Denver this September.

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Get ready – an all-new trade show for the gem, jewelry, mineral and fossils industries is soon to rock downtown Denver, Colorado from September 16 - 21, 2021. The HardRock Summit will feature two key venues: “Evolution” for minerals and fossils at the Colorado Convention Center from September 16 – 19; and “Sparkle & Joy” a destination for fine gemstones and jewelry at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from September 18 – 21. 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. 
The HardRock Summit will consist of over 200 exhibitors with many international companies not being able to attend this year.” In addition, 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 dedicated AGTA Gemfair pavilion within the Sparkle & Joy venue. 
In addition to having very special exhibits at the Evolution show, the HardRock Summit 2021 will feature special exhibits at the Sparkle and Joy venue to include the most fascinating gems and crystals from the Gene Meieran collection and famous tourmalines from Maine.
The HardRock Summit 2021 is brought to you by a team of specialists, led and driven by its two co-founders, Christoph Keilmann, organizer of The Munich Show and Gemworld Munich, the largest trade fair in Europe for minerals, gemstones and jewelry, and Wolter Mehring, an international entrepreneur and gemstone industry expert noted for his role in the development and rapid growth of the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona. 
“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 – the public awareness and appreciation for minerals, gemstones and fossils is ever growing,” says Mehring. 
Keilmann and Mehring aim to create an unprecedented, high-class event for commerce, connection and education and have brought on seasoned group of industry expert ambassadors - Alan Hart (Gemstones), Manos Phoundoulakis (Jewelry), Dave Waisman (Minerals) and Kirby Siber (Fossils).  
Fine Gemstones. Fine Jewelry. One-of-a-Kind Pieces.
September 18 – 21, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Plaza Ballroom 
The Sparkle & Joy event is dedicated to fine gemstones and jewelry and collectible gemstone objects. The venue is open to qualified trade professionals, buyers, retailers, press as well as invitation-only $30 VIP ticket admission. The AGTA Pavilion is restricted to trade pr,,ofessionals only.
Minerals. Fossils. Meteorites. Gemstones. Jewelry.
September 16 – 19, 2021
Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 
The Evolution area is a vibrant marketplace for minerals, fossils, accessories and other specialties with some of the finest dealers in the world. The venue is open to qualified trade professionals, buyers, retailers, press as well as the general public for a $10 ticket admission. 
 “The HardRock Summit will be the central meeting point for all those who are already 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.”
Mehring continues, “My enthusiasm for creating an exceptional Summit that will bring together a variety of talent, exquisite product and excitement is without measure. We look forward to joining forces with the very best in this field to achieve a unique and enjoyable experience for all involved.”
For more information on attendee registration, education, events and industry partnerships, visit You can also download HardRock Summit's mobile app in the app store. 

HardRock Summit’s key objective will be to work closely with local governmental agencies to follow their COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to keep all visitors as safe as possible.

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