Baselworld 2015 has just wrapped up that attention is already turning to next year’s event. The organization that runs the event has announced that next year’s event, Baselworld 2016, will take place from March 17th to March 24th. The focus on watches and jewelry is not expected to change much but we will likely see even more smartwatch announcements than we saw this year.
As for this year’s event, Baselworld 2015 saw 150,000 attendees (including representatives from exhibiting companies, buyers, journalists and others) from over 100 countries come through its doors. While there were “marginally” fewer buyers in attendance, more than 4,300 press representatives came down. Press numbers were up 7.5% over 2014 and suggest that interest in the watch industry remains high despite (or perhaps because of) the growing popularity of smartwatches.
“Baselworld is universally acknowledged as the premier event for the global watch and jewellery industry. What makes it exceptional is that Baselworld is the only show that fully reflects the excellence of the industry by uniting everyone from the smallest to the largest brands representing every sector; and it offers each of these a prestigious platform to present themselves in the best light,” said Baselworld president François Thiébaud.
A similar sentiment was echoed by Jean-Claude Biver, LVMH Group president, who attended the event to announce (among other things) the new smartwatch partnership between TAG Heuer and Google and Intel. “The results are excellent and we are above all our expectations,” he said.
Baselworld 2016 will take place from March 17 to March 24, 2016.
Source : Baselworld