TRADE FAIR – INHORGENTA MUNICH to roll out extensive seminar program


During INHORGENTA MUNICH (February 24–27, 2023), the TRENDFACTORY will offer practical expert knowledge and particularly highlight trends such as digitalization and sustainability.

Timepieces will be the focus of the Watch Talks—and young professionals can find out about careers in the watch, jewelry and gemstone industries at the Campus Talks.

“Given the many current challenges we all have to face, it was more important than ever for us to create a conference program that gives trade show participants practical orientation”, explains Maritta Lepp, Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH. High-profile experts will highlight market segments and share valuable knowledge on sustainable and digital value creation, brand strategies, and career opportunities.


Watch Talks in Hall A1

The Watch Talks will bring to the stage Jean-Claude Biver, former top manager at Hublot, among others, and “Watchthusiast” Thomas Gronenthal, who will speak on the plagiarism of luxury watches. In addition, there will be a panel discussion on “Smartwatches vs. Mechanical Watches: An eternal duel or perfect symbiosis? How essential are the two big ‘competitors’ for the successful jeweler?”. Hosted by Gisbert Brunner, this panel discussion will include experts from Garmin, MeisterSinger, renowned jewelers and the Watch Monitor.

TRENDFACTORY highlights (hall C2):


  • Anant Sharma: “Crafting timeless brand strategies through storytelling and innovation”, Friday, February 24, 14:00–14:30
  • Rachael Taylor: “The evolution of the family jeweler—new concepts for a successful future”, Friday, February 24, 14:30–15:00
  • Leanne Kemp: “Blockchain technology: the next wave of innovation in the jewelry and watch industry”, Friday, February 24, 15:30–16:00
  • Benjamin Guttery: “Social Media in a new area: What should the trade be focusing on?”, Saturday, February 25, 12:30–13:00
  • Chantal Matar: “Spekalutiv —future interior retail design for luxury & jewelry brands” , Sunday, February 26, 12:30–13:00
  • Carmelo Zappulla: “The sensible dimension of future retail”, Sunday, February 26, 13:00–13:30


And then there will be the Campus Talks especially aimed at career starters: in Hall C2, schools and universities will introduce themselves and present creations by the “young and wild”, while associations will show professional paths and training programs in the jewelry industry.