In mid-September, the international trade fair for jewellery, timepieces and gemstones, Inhorgenta Munich, is already able to report some positive figures: the number of exhibitors reserving places for the 2019 event (February 22 to 25) is up by 22 percent compared to last year. In addition to considerable growth in the timepiece’s hall, Inhorgenta Munich is pleased to announce that the gemstones hall is already fully booked, and 65 new international brands and designers will be exhibiting in the various trade fair halls.
The order and communication platform for the timepieces, jewellery and precious stone industry is continuing to experience constant growth, in particular in the jewellery and lifestyle sectors. There is a considerably strong uptake in the timepieces hall: in addition to the Citizen Group, including its renowned sub-brands Frédérique Constant, Alpina and Bulova, Bruno Söhnle from Glashütte and Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix will be showcasing their latest timepieces at the trade fair in 2019.’
There is also good news regarding the gemstone’s hall C1 ‘Carat’, which is already fully booked. The trade fair organizers are also looking forward to welcoming 65 new brands and exhibitors in halls B1 ‘Fine Jewellery’ and B2 ‘Elegance & Lifestyle’.
A total of 20 new companies are being added to the portfolio of exhibitors in the ‘Fine Jewellery’ hall B1. Annamaria Cammilli Firenze will be bringing jewellery in gold tones with diamonds and precious stones. Mousson Atelier from Saint Petersburg will be showcasing exquisite items of jewellery made from precious stones and Facet Barcelona will be unveiling diamond creations and innovative concepts such as flexible rings with a multi-size system. Oliver Dünkel, Managing Director of Facet Barcelona, says: “We already tested out the trade fair this year with a small stand and were very pleased with the new look and feel of Inhorgenta Munich, the support provided by the trade fair organizers, and our sales figures. We have therefore decided to showcase our entire product range in Munich in 2019 and subsequent years.”
Strong growth is also being experienced in the ‘Elegance & Lifestyle’ sector. A total of 45 new exhibitors will ensure that there is an extremely diverse range of products on show in hall B2. The jewellery and timepieces collections of Italian brand leBebé, for example, are clearly built around the family unit, for mothers, fathers and babies. Bering offers typically Scandinavian pared-back design and the Amor Group, with its brands Joop! and s.Oliver Jewel, caters for fashion-forward looks. Daniel Krämer, Head of Licensing at the Amor Group, says: “It’s important for us to have a clear message to project at trade fairs and to be able to tell a captivating and compelling story, which our customers can convey to their customers. That’s currently the case with our new license for Joop! jewellery and watches. And Inhorgenta Munich provides us with the perfect framework in which to present this lucrative concept to specialist retailers.”
“We’re thrilled with the trust that our exhibitors place in Inhorgenta Munich. Next year, we will once again be able to showcase a broad and international range of products to our visitors. Our trade fair is steadily growing and the feedback we have received from exhibitors is proof that Inhorgenta Munich is exactly the right mix of a communication platform combined with glamorous events that the industry is after,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München.
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