Inhorgenta Munich reports increase in exhibitors
Munich--International jewelry and watch trade fair Inhorgenta Munich hosted 1,134 exhibitors during the show held Feb. 10-13 here, a 5.8 percent increase from 2011, show producers report.
The show reported an attendance of 30,000, with visitors hailing from 80 countries, many coming from Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. An increased number of visitors were seen from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Japan and South Africa, despite a decline seen in attendees from Greece, Italy and Spain, which the show attributed to those countries’ economic situations.
Inhorgenta presented a new and clearly structured hall layout this year, enabling visitors to better navigate the show. Communication and relaxation “zones” were also established throughout the floor for attendees.
“In many one-to-one talks, we gathered responses to the changes at Inhorgenta Munich,” Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, organizing company of Inhorgenta, said. “The changes are welcomed. Already it is clear that there will be lots of new exhibitors at Inhorgenta Munich in 2013. And also many existing exhibitors are wanting to book larger booths.”
Inhorgenta reported that market researching company Gelszus conducted a visitor survey at the fair, finding that 95 percent of visitors gave the fair a rating of “good to excellent.” When asked about future importance of the fair, more than 30 percent said it would gain significance.
“Inhorgenta Munich is the most important barometer for our 2012 collection,” exhibitor Jörg Gellner, managing director of Gellner, said. “This year our sales have been very good, and we are very pleased. Great customers and a great mood!”
Inhorgenta Munich 2013 is scheduled for Feb. 22-25. Additional information can be found on Inhorgenta’s website here.