Welcome to America´s defining show for high-end jewelry, gemstones, minerals and fossils in the Fall season!
With over 250 top-notch exhibitors of high-end minerals and rare fossils Hardrock Summit is the global meeting place for the mineral and fossil communities as well as the leading trading platform for businesses and collectors in autumn.
A perfect setting
Ideally located in the center of the US, Hardrock Summit offers the best in international travel connections as well as an attractive environment for business. As one of the most modern trade fair spaces in the world the Colorado Convention Center offers exhibitors and visitors the perfect environment to meet within short distances in a high-quality ambience.
Taking place in mid-September, Hardrock Summit marks the ideal moment for all jewelry and gemstone professionals to get ready for the ever-important holiday season. Located in the heart of downtown Denver the fair is easily accessible by all standard means of transportation. Numerous service providers are available with accompanying offers for logistics, booth construction or marketing.
A unique atmosphere
The joy of seeing each other again, happy excitement, lasting inspiration: at Hardrock Summit professionalism and familiar cordiality combine to create a unique atmosphere appreciated by visitors and exhibitors alike.
With its cosmopolitan flair and excellent culinary offerings, the city of Denver also offers the perfect environment to round off the evening at the trade fair in the most pleasant way.
A first-class supporting program
With natural treasures, artifacts and never-before seen specimens from museums and collectors around the world, the fair offers an unparalleled depth of visual impressions and knowledge.
An extensive program of panel talks brings additional value to your visit of Hardrock Summit.
Hardrock Summit takes place
15 - 18 September 2023
The show will be opened daily from
10am - 6pm
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Directly opposite to the convention center, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center offers special rates for Hardrock Summit attendants. Please click here for your reservation.
In case you haven’t been able to attend Hardrock Summit Denver last year, we cordially invite you to have a look at some 2022 impressions as well as the exhibitor directory.
Christoph was born into the world of minerals and gemstones, literally. His parents are the founders of Germany´s famous mineral and gemstone fair The Munich Show, which launched 58 years ago in Germany. Chris spent his youth excavating crystals in the Alps and unearthing dinosaur bones with his dad in Wyoming. He grew up to invent Gemworld, a brand new fair in his hometown Munich, in 2008. This show concept embodies Christoph´s vision of an upscale platform for gemstones and jewelry and successfully took the Munich Show to the next level, making it Europe´s most relevant fair for the jewelry and gemstone industries in the fall season.
Having been a part of the community himself for all of his life, Christoph understands the needs of mineral and gemstone enthusiasts and business professionals alike. Last year, he made another life dream come true when he launched the HardRock Summit bringing his passion for minerals and gemstones to the United States.
Now, Christoph is excited to welcome trade professionals and consumers to the second edition of the Hardrock Summit: “I am thankful for the amazing success of last year´s launch of the HardRock Summit and equally excited for the future of the fair”, Christoph says. “Given the current shuffles in the international markets caused by political insecurities around the globe, we are grateful to have established the HardRock Summit as a counterpoint that offers the community stability, dependability and – last, but not least – a joyful time in the United States.”
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Wolter means business: Whether it´s in international finance, real estate or the hospitality industry the Californian entrepreneur has made outstanding contributions to the diverse fields he has been working in during the last decades.
One of Wolter´s iconic success stories is the acquisition of the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show in Tuscon, AZ in 2006. Driven by his passion for the mineral business and accompanied by a team of industry specialists he developed the fair into one of the most unique and premier mineral and gemstone shows in the US.
Last year, Wolter partnered with Christoph to realize yet another dream of his: to take the idea of a mineral and gem show to new heights in terms of attendance and resulting business turnover. “I am thrilled that we were able to establish the HardRock Summit as the most relevant US mineral and gemstone industry platform in fall”, explains Wolter. “My aim is to continue to give the industry an opportunity for great business and networking just in time for the crucial holiday season. In the world of minerals, gemstones and jewelry, the right timing is a business advantage that can´t be overestimated.”
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