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Baselworld jewellery boost showing signs of success

Baselworld jewellery boost showing signs of success

Baselworld has vowed to focus more on the jewellery side of the show, with new initiatives in place to boost business for exhibitors without watches. Today the trade show has revealed the jewellery initiatives are already showing signs of success, with bookings slightly up on last year. Baselworld is enhancing the jewellery area for the


Baselworld makes good on promise to reduce costs for visitors

Twenty hotels in and around Basel in Switzerland have agreed to work in partnership with Baselworld’s hospitality team to keep down prices for exhibitors and visitors during the watch and jewellery show. For the past year, Baselworld’s team has been working with hotels, restaurants and other service providers with the aim of making it cheaper

Baselworld MD vows to strengthen show’s jewellery presentation and promotion

Baselworld’s new managing director, Michel Loris-Meliokoff says strengthening the jewellery area is an important goal for 2019. Many trade professionals would describe Baselworld as predominantly a ‘watch’ trade show, thanks to the pull from big name brands exhibiting exclusively at the fair, but now the fair’s organisers are looking to bolster the presentation and promotion

UK jewellers continue to back Baselworld despite Swatch Group exit

UK jewellers have revealed they will still be going to Baselworld next year, but agree it’s time for drastic changes to be made. Speaking to our sister publication, WatchPro, leading jewellery retailers expressed disappoint in Swatch Group’s decision to withdraw, but indicated this would not be a reason for them to stop visiting the show

Baselworld managing director exits the show after 15 years at the helm

Longstanding managing director of Switzerland-based trade show Baselworld, Sylvie Ritter, has resigned. Ritter has spent over quarter of a century at MCH Group, which runs Baselworld, and 15 as managing director of the prestigious jewellery and watch event. “After 26 years with the MCH Group – 15 of which were as managing director of Baselworld

COLLECTION: Messika unveils fairytale-inspired high jewellery pieces at Baselworld

Parisian house Messika unveiled a high jewellery collection at Baselworld inspired by well-known fairytales. The high jewellery collection, which comprises 22 pieces in total, reinterprets ancient tales for the modern women. Founder of the House of Messika, Valerie Messika, shares: “In a world where the role of women is still the source of much debate,

Rainbow colours and sustainable luxury shine at Baselworld

If there’s one thing for sure after walking around the jewellery halls of Basel – SS18 is going to be a colourful season. Rainbow hues had been emerging on the scene in press previews before the show, and the big brands at Basel confirmed that the next two seasons will be led by playful colour

Editor’s View: Baselworld has not lost its sparkle yet

In the lead up to Baselworld, the industry can be forgiven for speculating what this year’s show was going to be like. The news was out, “Baselworld slashes exhibitor numbers by half as it focuses on quality over quantity”. It sounded like a good PR headline, against potentially damaging news. The reason for certain big