Upbeat outlook for Inhorgenta with 30,000 visitors

A total of 1,197 exhibitors took part in Inhorgenta Munich 2014.

99% of attendees give show top marks, praising design and seminars.

Inhorgenta Munich has closed the doors on its 41st year, welcoming about 30,000 visitors over four days and achieving a 99% success rate in a feedback survey of show attendees.

The Munich-based international jewellery show said it has confirmed its importance "as the leading international trade show and barometer of trends in affordable luxury".

This year’s event won visitors from 80 countries, with growing representation from southern and eastern Europe, as well as visitors from Australia, Spain, India and China.

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Chairman the chief executive of Messe München International Klaus Dittrich said: “After a difficult business year for the industry, we felt a distinct upward trend at Inhorgenta Munich. In particular, we enthused our customers with our experience-oriented concept, the lavish design of the halls, the Inspiration Lab and the high-quality program of seminars.”

The show also conducted a survey of visitor feedback with Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung, who found that 99% of visitors assessed the show as excellent, very good or good – an improvement on 2013.

A further 91% remarked positive on the international flavour of the exhibitors taking part, while the show’s decor and atmosphere were assessed positively.

A total of 1,197 exhibitors presented new products, tools and packaging in the seven halls, with 581 companies taking part from overseas, increasing their presence at the show by about 48%.

The show featured a number of international pavilions, with a number of British jewellery companies taking part, as well as section dedicated to handful of international designers taking part in Couture Las Vegas, including Sutra, Yoko London and Nina Rundsdorf.

The next Inhorgenta Munich show takes place between February 20 and 23, 2015 at the exhibition centre of Messe München. 

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