Inhorgenta Munich has closed the doors to its 2020 show, with around 26,000 trade visitors from more than 80 countries attending the four-day event.
The show has reported a successful edition, despite a challenging environment.
Chairman and chief executive officer, Klaus Dittrich, shares: “The number of exhibitors and visitors, their internationality, the mood at the fair and the feedback from participants—simply everything was right over the past four days. INHORGENTA MUNICH’s concept is compelling and we’re delighted about that.”
Stephan Lindner, president of BVJ—Federal Association of Jewellers, Jewellery and Watch Retailers, also gave a positive verdict: “After a good 2019, a successful season and a decent start to the year, we expected a good attendance in Munich. However, the high quality of the jewellers there and the great demand doubtless came as a positive surprise to many an exhibitor. We’re very happy with how Inhorgenta Munich went went.”
The trade fair proved to be an ideal business platform, as confirmed by numerous exhibitors. That was especially clear in Halls A1—Timepieces and B1 — Fine Jewellery: Both halls were booked out down to the last square meter and offered the many visitors a mix of established players in the industry and newcomers with innovative products.
A programme of seminars on sustainability and future retail were also greatly received, with talks being well-attended as visitors embraced the opportunity to see top speakers discuss these key issues.
Furthermore, the Inhorgenta Awards gala was fully sold out, with over 500 guests attending the event on the Sunday evening of the show.
At the awards, trophies were presented to winners in eight categories.
Exhibition Director of Inhorgenta Munich, Stefanie Mändlein, is already looking ahead to the next show: “The positive feedback from our long-standing and new exhibitors and from visitors is confirmation of our strategy of developing the trade fair platform further in close and constant dialog with our customers. We’ll be able to welcome further international top brands from the jewelry and above all the watch sector next year.”
The next Inhorgenta Munich will be held from February 19-22, 2021, at the Messe München Exhibition Center.