Baselworld 2010 attendance rises 7 percent year-on-year
BASEL, March 25, 2010 – Attendance at Baselworld 2010 rose 7 percent compared with a year ago, with 100,700 industry professionals visiting from around the world, and exhibitors reported strong results after a tough 2009 for the watch and jewellery industry.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, said, “In comparison to last year, this year’s show went much better. We welcomed more customers – especially from the USA – and received many more orders.”
Françoise Bezzola, Vice President Communication of TAG Heuer, said, “This was an exceptional year. After a tense period, we experienced a festive and optimistic atmosphere at the show.”
Roberto Passariello, Communication Director of Bell & Ross, said, “At this year’s Baselworld, we welcomed significantly more trade buyers.”
At the close of the show, Christoph Wellendorff, CEO of Wellendorff , said, “The winners from the crisis are the authentic manufacturers and established brands. Wellendorff is profiting from this: we were able to improve again on the results of recent years. The buyers’ trust and confidence is back in all markets.”
Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld, said, “We have received a great deal of excellent feedback from our guests. The upturn is evident in all areas – both in the watch and jewellery sectors and in the related brands.”