INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017 Celebrates Its Triumphant Success


INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017: Wash Up Report

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This year's INHORGENTA MUNICH saw 27,500 trade visitors from over 70 countries visit the event held in Munich from 18 to 21 February - up five percent than in 2016. 

The 2017 event had 987 exhibitors from 40 countries, which was about five percent more exhibitors than had participated in the previous year. 

Klaus Dittrich, the Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said about the event held last month,"The positive mood could be noticed in all halls among the exhibitors and visitors. This is confirmed by the first evaluation of the exhibitor and visitor survey. The values have further improved in all points. We can all be satisfied with the result.“

Exchibitors attendign the event, were also pleased with the result. "INHORGENTA MUNICH is the ideal kick-off into the new business year for us—the event enjoys high priority within our company“, states Matthias Stotz, Managing Director of Junghans. And Jörg Gellner, CEO of the jewelry manufacturer of the same name finds: "As a platform for professional exchange, inspiration and personal interaction, INHORGENTA MUNICH is an important annual milestone for us. We look forward to participating next year again." Alexander Kuster, Leonardo Sales Management, was equally satisfied: "We regard our return to INHORGENTA MUNICH—after a short timeout—as the absolutely right decision, which is proven by the very good feedback we have received from our customers."

This year's event also premiered the new INHORGENTA AWARD, which was a highly successful event. The prize was presented at a grand gala before more than 450 invited guests at the Postpalast München.

Well-known personalities were selected as members of the jury panel for the prize and consisted of Anja Heiden, management member of Wempe; Gisbert Brunner, watch expert; Prof. Christine Lüdeke, Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences; Julia Katharina Hettich, journalist; and two top models Franziska Knuppe and Shermine Shahrivar.

As well as fashion designer Michael Michalsky, who had come directly from Los Angeles from shooting for Heidi Klum's "Germany's Next Top Model", who commented,"I do not only find this award great, but also long overdue. This industry indeed deserves such an accolade."

In total, more than 100 high-quality applications for the award had been received so that the jury did not exactly find it easy to decide on the winners.

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2017 also offered abundant input for daily business in the jewellery and watch sector. This was compliemented by the Seminar Program, one of the focal points of which was digitalization. As a highlight, Jeremy Abbett, Google evangelist over many years, gave a lecture on the "Store of the future".

Towards the end of the trade show, young professionals had the opportunity to become more closely acquainted with the industry through interesting workshops and lectures, and to get directly in touch with experts.

Next year, INHORGENTA MUNICH will return to its usual fromat from Friday to Monday and will be held from February 16 to 19, 2018

INHORGENTA MUNICH has shown the potential of this industry. I am convinced that this year's event will provide the jewellery and watch sector with vital growth impulses and thus ultimately breathes life into our claim of: "Individual, Inspiring, Innovative." - Messe CEO Klaus Dittrich


Sarah Salmon


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