There are just a few days to go until the identity of those in this year’s WatchPro Hot 100 are officially revealed at what is set to be the industry party of the year.
The spectacular Kensington Roof Gardens, located in the heart of one of London’s most desirable districts, is the venue for this year’s Hot 100 party, which takes place this coming Tuesday, 5 July.
A team of photographers from WatchPro’s photography partner, Kalory.co.uk, have been travelling the length and breadth of the country during the last three months to capture a series of specially-commissioned portraits that will be exclusively unveiled on the night. Even those who have had their pictures taken do not know which image has been selected until the event!
This year’s Hot 100 stars come from across the industry and many have been photographed in locations and scenarios that mean something personal to them.
Having held last year’s Hot 100 party at Kensington Roof Gardens, the industry is in for a fantastic night. “It was such a huge success that we couldn’t think of anywhere we’d rather host the 2016 event,” said WatchPro editor James Buttery. “While the guest list makes the Hot 100 the party it is, this incredible venue definitely adds something to the mix.”
Now in its fourth year, the WatchPro Hot 100 celebrates the top 100 movers, shakers and decision-makers who the WatchPro team feel have made the greatest impact in the UK watch industry over the last 12 months.
The night is a truly unique occasion, where the cream of the UK watch industry gathers to both let its collective hair down and utilise the unique networking opportunities that are presented.
The 2016 WatchPro Hot 100 is supported by Gold Partner Watches2U and Technology Partner Bransom.
Danny Toffel, managing director of Watches2U, says there’s nothing like the WatchPro Hot 100 in the UK: “It is the only real watch industry event where people from various corners of the trade can come together to network and celebrate the successes of the past year. We are thrilled to be a part of the event, and look forward to a great night, hopefully making valuable new connections and friends from within the industry.”
Technology Partner Bransom, the leading provider of computer systems for retailers, will be keeping guests sweet by bringing hundreds of tubes of Smarties to the event for the second year running.
“We’re yet to meet anyone who’s refused a tube of Smarties – maybe it brings out the big kids in us, and we’ll continue to add our own little bit of magic to the Hot 100 this year,” said sales and marketing director Daren Daniels. “Since last year, we’ve introduced a new concept in retail EPoS, and partnered with more and more stores to work with our systems, plus we’ve added a significant number of suppliers sending data over our bsmart-links service, making it easier for brand and retailer alike.“
Tickets to the WatchPro Hot 100 party are strictly by invitation only, by the sponsors of the event and VIP guests of WatchPro.