The 2020 edition of Baselworld will include an inaugural forum set to address key industry topics.

Forum at Baselworld, which has more than 50 confirmed speakers, is set to explore Switzerland’s position and its ability to innovate in the luxury industry, the pre-owned market, digital transformation, tomorrow’s retail, the Chinese market, the evolution of social networks, connected watches, blockchain, responsible supply-chains, artificial intelligence and tomorrow’s luxury experience.

The event has been described by show organisers as a series of “non-commercial” presentations, including conference-style talks and debates.


Confirmed speakers include the president of CIBJO, the managing director of the Responsible Jewellery Council, alongside representatives from different facets of the trade.

“Baselworld is building the industry’s largest global community platform. Meeting, doing business, but also exchanging, reflecting and informing each other, the exhibition is a particularly favourable place for a Forum, open to all, whose conferences are accessible not only to the general public on site, but also to the greatest number via the live streams on digital platforms,” says Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld.

The Forum will take place in Hall 1, with space for 250 people to attend. It is open to trade professionals and the public.

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