INHORGENTA MUNICH sees 16 percent growth in watch exhibitors
MUNICH, February 27, 2019 – INHORGENTA Munich, which ran from February 22-25, saw high visitor turnout and reported continuing growth with a 16 percent year-on-year increase in watch exhibitors.
The trade fair welcomed around 27,000 visitors, including many from abroad.
“We were able to exceed our positive expectations,” said Klaus Dittrich, CEO of organiser Messe München. “In discussions with exhibitors and trade visitors, they reported many positive business deals.”
Garmin was one of the companies attending INHORGENTA MUNICH for the first time with its own booth.
“Specialized watch retailers are the most important and also one of the fastest growing sales markets for Garmin. This is why we plan to establish ourselves as an exhibitor at INHORGENTA MUNICH in the coming years,” said Kai Tutschke, managing director of the DACH region at Garmin.
Citizen, which was present at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2019, also offered a positive summary.
“We met with very many interested visitors and were able to acquire some new customers. We’re looking forward to next year,” said Karsten Isermann, director sales at the Citizen Group.
Renowned watch producer Maurice Lacroix was persuaded to return after 16 years of non-attendance.
“The past four days at the trade fair fully confirmed that it was the right decision to exhibit again at INHORGENTA MUNICH,” said managing director Stéphane Waser.
Italian jewelry producer Marco Bicego, whose customers include Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Hillary Clinton, attended INHORGENTA MUNICH for the first time.
“INHORGENTA MUNICH was an interesting opportunity to strengthen our presence in the German market, which is very important to us,” Marco Bicego said.
The INHORGENTA AWARD, which was presented for the third time for the best pieces of jewelry, timepieces, and designers, has developed into a highlight.
A jury of nine people, including actress Bettina Zimmermann, top model Franziska Knuppe and designer Markus Hilzinger, chose the winners in eight categories.
Garmin took the prize for the “Smart & Connected Watch of the Year” with its Fenix 5 Plus.
Like their colleagues from the timepieces industry, jewelry exhibitors were also very happy with INHORGENTA MUNICH 2019.
“We are very satisfied this year – especially with the number of visitors to our newly designed booth. We were able to book many new orders,” said Alexander Leuz, managing director of diamond jewelry manufacturer Schaffrath.
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 will take place from February 14-17, 2020.