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A look-back at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 – the international platform of the jewelry and watch industry

All trade fair highlights captured in a photo gallery
Diverse and international audience
INHORGENTA AWARD: winners and VIPs
Jewelry trends at the Berlin film festival

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Inspiring and surprising – a look-back at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020

There was no way around the INHORGENTA MUNICH in 2020 either. In February it was the international meeting place for the industry par excellence: from informative talks in the TRENDFACTORY MUNICH and a wide range of exhibitors to networking opportunities. Check out the highlights in our photo gallery. 

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Who attended the trade fair

INHORGENTA MUNICH welcomed around 26,000 visitors from more than 80 countries from February 14 to 17. Every one of them had the opportunity to use a colored thread on an interactive wall to identify who they are and what they were most interested in. The completed image is just as colorful as the visitors themselves are: The interactive wall showed that the overwhelming majority of visitors came from Europe and were between 20 and 40 years old. The interests of the visitors are evenly distributed among the branches of industry offered at the fair: Fashion Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Technology, Gemstones and Contemporary Design.

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Beaming winners and VIPs at the
INHORGENTA AWARD ceremony

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Discover Hall A1

The INHORGENTA AWARD was presented this year for the fourth time. As the who’s who of the industry watched, the nominees nervously waited to hear who had won the coveted trophy in eight categories. About 500 guests, including such leading actors as Emilia Schüle, Alicia von Rittberg and Ludwig Trepte, feverishly watched the gala hosted by Nina Eichinger that was held at BMW Welt in Munich.

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The looks of the Berlin film festival

From INHORGENTA AWARD to the red carpet in Berlin: Germany’s film stars and VIPs came together from February 20 to March 1 at the Berlin International Film Festival. During the presentation of the INHORGENTA AWARD, actresses Emilia Schüle and Alicia von Rittberg chose to add delicate jewelry to their attire. With the help of long earrings, small bracelets or elegant chains, they created a look that combined elegance and glamour. Outfits were frequently accessorized by a hero piece that did not steal the wearer’s show.

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INHORGENTA AWARD 2020: Here are the winners


• Expert jury rewards the best jewelry and watch entries

• New in 2020: second public choice category “Best Watch”

• Glamor and VIPs at the exclusive gala at BMW Welt in Munich



The INHORGENTA AWARD again transformed Munich into the glamorous center of the jewelry and watch industry on February 16, 2020. Nominees in eight categories were hoping to pick up one of the coveted trophies. The winners were announced as the who’s who from the industry and top German actors looked on. The award gala is the highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020, Europe’s leading trade fair for timepieces, jewelry, and gemstones, which is being staged in Munich until tomorrow (Monday, February 17).

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said about the gala evening: “When we launched the award in 2017, we couldn’t predict how swiftly the format would evolve. Now, four years on, we can say with pride that it has become one of the most prestigious awards in the industry – and even a true seal of quality.”

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, adds: “We present the INHORGENTA AWARD trophy to designers of inspirational jewelry and watches. It’s a very special feeling to share in the suspense with the nominees and celebrate the winners.”

Exclusive audience: Actors and industry experts

Around 500 guests from the jewelry and watch industry, culture and the media watched on with bated breath as Nina Eichinger moderated the gala at BMW Welt in Munich. They included the actors Emilia Schüle, Ludwig Trepte and Alicia von Rittberg. Also in attendance were the industry experts and influencers Katerina Perez, Nina Schwichtenberg, Patrick Kahlo and Sarah Eichhorn.

INHORGENTA AWARD 2020 – The winners

The expert jury chose the winners in six categories. It included for the first time Claudia Hofmann, Jörn Kengelbach, Christoph Stelzer, André Hamann, Heide Rezepa-Zabel and Mira Wiesinger, and welcomed back Christina Lüdeke, Anja Heiden, Patrick Muff and Gisbert Brunner. The winners in the two public choice categories were selected through online voting. Shipping and insurance partner of the award was UPS Capital.

The INHORGENTA AWARD 2020 went to:


• Fine Jewelry: A. Odenwald – “Chloé” ring
• Fashion Jewelry: Bernd Wolf – Swing bracelet
• Designer of the Year: Jutta Ulland – “Dreh dich” ring
• Design Newcomer of the Year: Jiayi Zhang – “Jin zhi yu ye” necklace
• Watch Design of the Year: Frederique Constant – “Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture” watch
• Next Generation Retail: Vogl Jewelers
• Public Choice “Best Piece of Jewelry”: Capolavoro – “Journey of Love” pendant
• Public Choice “Best Watch”: Garmin – “MARQ Captain” watch


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Final report INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020: Growing stably

Full ranks and sparkling jewelry creations at the jewelry shows during the fair.


INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020: Growing stably


  • Good mood at the fair despite the challenging environment

  • Further increase in the international spread of visitors

  • Ecstatic winners at the INHORGENTA AWARD Gala

INHORGENTA MUNICH was the international meeting place for the jewelry, timepiece and gemstone industry for four days. Around 26,000 trade visitors from more than 80 countries attended the event in Munich from February 14 to 17 and experienced a diverse range of brands, top-flight talks and a dazzling supporting program.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, sums up the successful trade fair as follows: “The number of exhibitors and visitors, their internationality, the mood at the fair and the feedback from participants—simply everything was right over the past four days. INHORGENTA MUNICH’s concept is compelling and we’re delighted about that.”

Stephan Lindner, President of BVJ—Federal Association of Jewellers, Jewellery and Watch Retailers, also gave a positive verdict: “After a good 2019, a successful season and a decent start to the year, we expected a good attendance in Munich. However, the high quality of the jewelers there and the great demand doubtless came as a positive surprise to many an exhibitor. We’re very happy with how INHORGENTA MUNICH went.”

Excellent business platform for newcomers and established players

The challenging environment at present was hardly a topic and the trade fair again proved to be an ideal business platform, as confirmed by numerous exhibitors. That was especially clear in Halls A1—Timepieces and B1—Fine Jewelry: Both halls were booked out down to the last square meter and offered the many visitors a mix of established players in the industry and newcomers with innovative products. Jason Newman, Country Manager Germany and Export Director Worldwide at the Festina Group, was highly delighted to be back at INHORGENTA MUNICH: “Our expectations were fulfilled completely. Our main goal was to showcase our expanded brand portfolio in this international atmosphere. The fair’s success is reflected in the orders we obtained and the high attendance at our stand.”

The opinions were also positive in Hall B1, one example being Luisa Rosas, whose jewelry collection and stand design are strongly inspired by nature and who celebrated a successful premiere at INHORGENTA MUNICH. “During the trade fair we realized how important INHORGENTA MUNICH is in the market and how helpful it is for a new brand to be discovered,” is how David Geraldes, Sales Director, sums up the presence of the Portuguese newcomer.

Partner country Switzerland and TRENDFACTORY MUNICH excite visitors

Not only many stands this year were inspired by nature, but also the central section of Hall C2 “Contemporary Design & Vision.” The focus of its content and design was on sustainability and future retail. The program of presentations on these two top issues in the industry was well-attended and the top-flight speakers were delighted at the keen interest. The designer Guya Merkle spoke at TRENDFACTORY MUNICH: “Sustainability is a very important topic. It’s courageous and commendable for INHORGENTA MUNICH to take the issue up.”

Exhibitors in Hall C2 were very pleased about the many visitors and the focal topics there. One of them was jewelry designer Claudia Hoppe: “I’m delighted that Hall C2 took up the issues of sustainability and the future of retail and I think everything worked out very successfully.”

Switzerland was this year’s partner country at INHORGENTA MUNICH. There was keen interest in the Salon Suisse, the heart of Switzerland’s presence as partner country, showcased top watch brands and a supporting program on Swiss watchmaking. The Salon Suisse was opened by Markus Thür, the Consul General of Switzerland in Munich. He was thrilled by his country’s presentation: “The presence is lively, diverse, radiates a great appeal and lets us experience the Swiss world of watches with a lot of emotion.”

The exhibitors at the Salon Suisse, which included the artisans Czapek, Parmigiani and Oscillon, not only displayed top-class timepieces, but also the underlying precision technology made in Switzerland.

Dirk Boettcher, Sales Director at Parmigiani Fleurier, summarizes his impressions of the trade fair: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is growing steadily in importance and will continue to do so in the industry moving ahead. The Salon Suisse is a small oasis in the hustle and bustle of the fair and goes down well with our retailers.”

INHORGENTA AWARD and Jewelry Show: “The places to be”

The INHORGENTA AWARD Gala was fully sold out: Around 500 guests were there on Sunday evening to see the coveted trophy presented in eight categories. As is tradition, the focus was on the winners and their innovative designs, but the industry also used the gala evening to network intensively. There was another crowd puller that attracted no less attention: The Jewelry Show, where beautiful jewelry creations, such as by Hans D. Krieger, IsabelleFa and Gellner, inspired visitors. Claudia Hoffmann, who is a stylist and co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany and was at the Jewelry Show for model styling and also a member of the award’s jury, sums up the two events: “Quite simply, they were the places to be this weekend.”

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH, is already looking ahead to the next staging of the fair: “The positive feedback from our long-standing and new exhibitors and from visitors is confirmation of our strategy of developing the trade fair platform further in close and constant dialog with our customers. We’ll be able to welcome further international top brands from the jewelry and above all the watch sector next year.”

The next INHORGENTA MUNICH will be held from February 19 to 22, 2021, at the Messe München Exhibition Center.


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Start of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020:
Many new brands, trends and innovations



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• Diverse portfolio of exhibitors with high-quality newcomers

• Focus on the industry’s top issues

• Trade fair highlights: The art of Swiss watchmaking at the Salon Suisse and glamour at the INHORGENTA AWARD


Today (February 14, 2020) marks the start of INHORGENTA MUNICH, the international trade fair for timepieces, jewelry and gemstones, at the Munich exhibition center with 1,055 exhibitors from 44 countries. The industry’s leading trade fair offers an exciting supporting program with the very latest topics and numerous highlights.

At the start of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020, Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, offers a positive outlook for the coming days: “Both the increase in the number of exhibitors for the fifth year in a row and the brands attending demonstrate that INHORGENTA MUNICH is not only the leading trade fair but also the most diverse platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones in Europe.” In particular, Timepiece Hall A1 continues to be a growth area with prominent newcomers such as Erwin Sattler, Festina and Fortis. Hall B1 Fine Jewelry is growing by an impressive 22 percent this year, with industry giants such as Autore, Frey Wille, Chimento Staurino Fratelli and Luisa Rosas.

What matters in the industry: Sustainability and the future of retail

In designing the 2020 trade fair, INHORGENTA MUNICH aligned itself with the industry’s current focus topics. The changing consumer behavior and the Barbara Kals PR Manager Tel. +89 949 21473 Barbara.Kals@messemuenchen.de Messe München GmbH Messegelände 81823 München Deutschland messe-muenchen.de Press release | 14. February 2020 | 2/2 discussion surrounding sustainability have brought about a major shift in the industry. In a study conducted among exhibitors and visitors for INHORGENTA MUNICH, findings revealed that major sustainability challenges for the industry include the credibility of certifications (46 percent), closely followed by the quality of jewelry and watches (44 percent). In addition, some 64 percent of those surveyed believe that social media will have the greatest influence on the retail trade in future. Hall C2, which was newly redesigned in keeping with the sustainability aspect, will give these topics a special platform with TRENDFACTORY MUNICH. Visitors will benefit from the expertise of numerous top speakers, such as Rita Lahlou, head of jewelry at Amazon, Ryan Taylor, founder of Consensas, and Patricia Syrvud from the University of Delaware.

Switzerland is the official partner country of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020

A special highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 is the partner country Switzerland. The central gathering point is the Salon Suisse in Hall A1 with the prominent Swiss watch brands Parmigiani Fleurier, Czapek and Bumont. In addition, the renowned Musée international d’horlogerie will be showcasing the art of watchmaking from the 18th century right through to the present day with a select range of exhibits. In the “My Watch” exhibition of creative consultant Joachim Schirrmacher and photographer Franco Tettamanti, Swiss personalities present their own watch and the story behind it.

INHORGENTA AWARD 2020: Craftsmanship, innovation and creativity

The INHORGENTA AWARD will be presented this year for the fourth time. A jury of industry experts and opinion leaders decided on three finalists in each of six categories, all of whom look forward to receiving the coveted prize. New to the jury were Claudia Hofmann, stylist and co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany, and Jörn Kengelbach, chief editor of the ROBB REPORT magazine. The nominees in the Public Choice categories were selected through online voting. A new feature in 2020 is the introduction of the second Public Choice category “Best Watch”, which highlights the positive trends in the watch segment at the fair. The recognized industry award will be presented on February 16, 2020, at a glamorous gala at the BMW Welt in Munich.

Jewelry shows, after-work parties and much more: INHORGENTA MUNICH shows its diverse side

Jewelry shows are a permanent part of the event calendar at INHORGENTA MUNICH. This year, Claudia Hofmann will be the lead stylist for the models. Breath-taking pieces of fine jewelry will be specially showcased in puristic, allwhite looks.

With a wide range of presentations, panels and knowledge formats, the fair is an information platform with and for industry professionals. Campus Talks offer young designers and goldsmiths the ideal contact point for all topics related to starting their careers. Watch professionals and enthusiasts can share ideas at the Watch Talks.

The popular after-work parties will offer a relaxed atmosphere and ideal networking opportunities once again in 2020.

About INHORGENTA MUNICH

INHORGENTA MUNICH, the international trade fair for watches, jewelry and gemstones is the order and communication platform for the industry and reflects the market in all its diversity. Spread over six halls at Messe München, exhibitors from across the globe will present their latest creations. Through its extensive supporting program, comprising the Jewelry Shows, the INHORGENTA FORUM and the INHORGENTA AWARD, the trade fair offers an in-depth overview of international trends and developments. In 2019, the trade fair brought 1052 exhibitors from 41 countries and more than 27,271 visitors from 77 countries to Munich. The next INHORGENTA MUNICH will be held from February 14 to 17, 2020.

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Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, and with around 70 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a truly global presence.


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INHORGENTA survey:
Sustainability and the future of retailing absorb the industry


  • New online survey among 1,215 trade fair participants explores leading trends

  • Majority of retailers and manufacturers plan to focus on sustainable products

  • Future of retail is seen as a major challenge

Altered customer behavior, digitalization and sustainability will be the most important issues for the jewelry and timepiece industry in future years, according to the results of a representative INHORGENTA survey. A total of 1,215 industry professionals took part in the survey and provided a clear picture of the state of the sector. INHORGENTA MUNICH will present a wide range of program areas about the top issues in the industry from February 14 through 17.


Consumers’ buying behavior has changed in recent years, a fact that gives rise to one question: What will successful retail strategies look like in the future? Furthermore, manufacturers must come to terms with the issue of sustainability as a result of climate change and the finite nature of resources. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “Our survey informs the industry about the steps that have already been taken and the areas where potential lies. At the same time, it enhances our understanding of the market’s needs. We can systematically design the trade fair to address them.”



Sustainability—which customers are interested in it and what does the market have to offer?


Asked about the industry’s most important issues, 58 percent of respondents answered sustainability. 57 percent of respondents described sustainability as extremely or very important. About 80 percent of them have already incorporated the issue into their companies’ philosophy. As part of this transition, nearly 50 percent of manufacturers are already offering recycled materials, including precious metals and diamonds, in their product ranges, and two-thirds of retailers sell products made of sustainable raw materials. These materials include wood, cork and synthetic diamonds.

The respondents estimated that 75 percent of customers asking questions about sustainability when they make purchases are younger than 50 years.

The major challenges identified in the survey include, above all, the credibility of certifications (46 percent), transparency in the value chain (43 percent) and product quality (44 percent). In this regard, Patricia Syrvud of the University of Delaware will give a talk at the TRENDFACTORY MUNICH in which she will provide an overview of responsible diamond mining and the supply chain related to it. “In addition to the tracking of gold, the provision of data is a key point,” said Ryan Taylor of Consensas who will elaborate on this topic in his address. “Even though communication via modern technologies has never been so easy, all of us do not have access to it. Not all of us can profit from it due to the restricted access. Inclusion will play an immensely important role if companies are to reach their sustainability goals.” Elle Hill of Hill & Co. will offer some helpful communication tips in her talk titled “How You Can React to Demands for Ethical Sourcing in Your Jewelry Company and Communicate This Commitment to Customers.”



The future of retailing—from the shopping experience itself in the store to completely new concepts


Regarding future retail or new retail, most respondents (38 percent) identified the “connection between online and offline retail” as a top priority. This issue was followed by “completely new concepts and strategies that are not available today online or offline” (27 percent). Altered buying behavior by younger generations (67 percent) was also cited along with digitalization (32 percent). Both points are interrelated. Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH, said in this regard: “Our TRENDFACTORY MUNICH is a real pool of ideas regarding new retail strategies. Our top experts will provide trade fair visitors with important ideas in their forward-looking talks.”

Many manufacturers and retailers are also thinking deeply about the topic of social media: More than 60 percent stated that retailers are profiting very much or significantly from social media and social networks (64 percent). They also noted that their own online offerings like websites and blogs (56 percent) would have the biggest impact on retail in the future. As part of the TRENDFACTORY MUNICH, industry expert Katerina Perez will lead a workshop on the use of Instagram as a sales platform.

As a way of attracting customers to bricks-and-mortar stores in this age of digitalization, 53 percent of survey respondents stated that “the experience character of stores” should be highlighted. They also identified the shopping experience as one of the major trend issues of the future. A majority of respondents (58 percent) said personalization of products and services was also important. Here, too, INHORGENTA MUNICH serves as the information platform for the industry: For instance, Lucas Rizzotto, CEO of Where Thoughts Go, will show how to optimize the shopping experience with the help of virtual and augmented reality. Björn Lederer of Magic Holo will speak on the use of holography. “Customers always want to experience something new and get excited,” Lederer said. “Holography is a fascinating eye-catcher and can be used to break the ice in conversations with customers.” Rafael de Molino, CEO of 2Shapes, will explore personalization opportunities in the jewelry industry during his talk.
The survey was conducted in De
cember 2019. A total of 1,215 visitors and exhibitors of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2019 took part in the online poll.

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The nominees have been chosen: These are the contenders for the INHORGENTA AWARD 2020




  • The entries: international, creative, and eclectic

  • Expert jury assesses watches and jewelry

  • Three finalists have been chosen in each category

This year, the INHORGENTA AWARD will be presented for the fourth time. More than 120 watches and pieces of jewelry have been submitted for the coveted prize. The jury has now chosen the three finalists in six categories. The nominees for the two Public Choice Awards were chosen via online voting. A new feature in 2020 is the introduction of the second Public Choice category “Best Watch”, which highlights the positive trends in the watch segment at the fair. INHORGENTA MUNICH, Europe’s leading trade fair for timepieces, jewelry, and gemstones will take place at the Munich exhibition center from February 14 to 17.


On February 16, the who’s who from the industry will come to Munich for the glamorous INHORGENTA AWARD Gala at BMW Welt to watch excitedly as the trophy is awarded in eight categories. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, says: “With the INHORGENTA AWARD, we have succeeded in creating real recognition for the creativity and expertise of the industry. Our jury of experienced and qualified experts is decisive in this respect.”

These are the nominees

The 10 jury members applied their professional skills to assess the jewelry and watches that were entered for the award. Taking part in the jury for the first time were Claudia Hofmann, stylist and co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany, and Jörn Kengelbach, editor-in-chief of the ROBB REPORT magazine.

In the very popular category “Fine Jewelry”, Capolavoro, A. Odenwald, and Hans D. Krieger came out on top against a strong field of competitors.

The “Fashion Jewelry” category had the highest number of entries. As well as Eva Stone two pieces by Bernd Wolf were able to gain a spot amongst the nominees.

The “Designer of the Year” category is also hotly contested each year. Guya Merkle, Marion Knorr, and Jutta Ulland can all keep their fingers crossed and hope to win the INHORGENTA AWARD.

New talents Jiayi Zhang, Eliana Petsch, and AKA Jewels—Alina Abegg are all vying for the title “Design Newcomer”.

Which “Next Generation Retail” concept will be the most convincing? Juwelier Vogl, Jan Spille or Hoffmann Schmuck?

Victorinox, Frederique Constant, and Citizen are nominated for the “Watch Design of the Year” category.

“The quality of innovative and inspiring jewelry and watches that were entered made it very difficult to choose the nominees. Each year, it is fascinating to see just how much creativity the industry has to offer. This year, there were some very bold pieces to choose from,” says jury member Anja Heiden from the WEMPE management board.

The winners of the two Public Choice categories will be decided by the number of online votes they receive. In the category “Best Piece of Jewelry” Jaime Moreno, Capolavoro and Christina Aguilar have an eye on the prize. Garmin, Sternglas und Casio are the nominees for “Best Watch“.

The INHORGENTA AWARD: eclectic and internationally popular

Once again this year there is a wide range of entries, including high-quality pieces of jewelry and watches, innovative techniques, and creative designs. Again there was an international field of participants with entries from Greece, Spain, and Denmark, only to mention a few. Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, explains: “It is amazing to see how popular the award is in the industry—also outside Germany. I look forward to a beautiful evening to celebrate the outstanding performance of the industry in an appropriate setting.”


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Key topics: From Etruscans to Instagram

The supporting program: Everything that moves the industry
Using the traditional granulation technique in the 21st century
Latest timepiece trends

INHORGENTA MUNICH

A supporting program with all the industry’s key topics

INHORGENTA MUNICH, with a particularly diverse supporting program, is the information platform for and with industry experts and professionals.
TRENDFACTORY MUNICH is the place to attend talks and workshops with experts who will be focusing on sustainability and future retail trends. For example, Katerina Perez will provide tips on how to sell jewelry on Instagram, while designer Guya Merkle will share her thoughts on responsible gold.

This year’s partner country, Switzerland, will present everything about watches in the Salon Suisse. Surrounded by first-class Swiss brands, the renowned Musée international d’horlogerie will illustrate the art of watchmaking with a select range of historical exhibits. In the photo exhibition “My Watch”, Swiss celebrities reveal their favorite watches and tell the fascinating and inspiring stories behind them.

During the Watch Talks, find out how digitalization will impact the timepiece industry. The Campus Talks serve as a hub and source of information for young designers and goldsmiths as they get started in the profession.
The Jewelry Shows unveil exclusive fine jewelry in puristic and modern looks for a touch of glamour.

INHORGENTA TRENDS

What do Etruscans and INHORGENTA MUNICH have in common? Granulation!

INHORGENTA MUNICH is the place to discover jewelry trends, but more than that, it’s also the ideal source of information on manufacturing techniques. Goldsmithing celebrates the comeback of a manufacturing technique thousands of years old. In antiquity, the Etruscans used to make gold jewelry using granulation, whereby granules were welded to a recipient without using other metal additives. Today, goldsmiths and designers combine this traditional technique with innovative processes and high artistic standards and expectations.

Find out more at INHORGENTA MUNICH:

Presentation on “4500 years of the granulation technique” by Pura Ferreiro / Hall C2.446
February 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Demonstration of the granulation technique by Batho Gündra and students from the schools for goldsmithing and watchmaking in Pforzheim / Hall C2.450
February 14 / 15 / 16, 2020, 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

INHORGENTA TRENDS

Focus on timepieces

Discover Hall A1

The Timepieces Hall A1 is one of the growth areas at the trade fair. Read here about the industry’s key trends in 2020:
Innovative materials are being deployed in the watchmaking industry. Instead of heavy stainless steel, men’s watches made of light materials such as carbon or titanium are increasingly popular. Other popular materials are bronze, which adds a vintage touch, or steel, which is used especially for sports watches.
Focus on design: Dials and straps are highlighted with amazing patterns and established classic models such as pilot’s watches are being relaunched. Clean-cut and minimalistic designs are also trending.

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Falk Senger (Managing Director)
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INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020: Supporting program sets the stage for topics of the future

Breath-taking pieces of fine jewelry will be specially showcased in puristic, all-white looks at the Jewelry Show of this years’ INHORGENTA MUNICH.


• INHORGENTA MUNICH is the information platform for the entire industry

• TRENDFACTORY MUNICH focuses on sustainability and future retail

• Watch Talks and Campus Talks with top experts


INHORGENTA MUNICH presents an extensive supporting program from February 14 to 17. With a wide range of presentations, panels and knowledge formats, the fair is an information platform with and for industry professionals.

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, explains: “We have created a top-class and multifaceted supporting program. On all four days of the fair, visitors will benefit from the expertise of the international top speakers and ensure their informational edge within the industry.”

Salon Suisse features top-class exhibitor participation

As a partner country for this year’s INHORGENTA MUNICH, Switzerland and its watches will be showcased in the Salon Suisse. Mändlein promises novelty here as well: “The Salon Suisse concept has won over first class Swiss brands—visitors can look forward to the absolute top brands: The space will feature Bumont, Czapek and Parmigiani Fleurier as exhibitors, among others.”

A completely new Hall C2

In 2020, TRENDFACTORY MUNICH will take place in the redesigned Hall C2—with a wide range of presentations and workshops on sustainability and future retail. For instance, expert Katerina Perez will provide insight into retail strategies of the future and answer the question, “How do I sell jewelry on Instagram?” Her presentation will be made in English. Designer Guya Merkle will discuss the use of recycled gold and Andy Bardon, a photographer for National Geographic, will talk about his documentary on the mining of pearls in French Polynesia.

Watch Talks—Where watch experts discuss digitization and more

INHORGENTA MUNICH is constantly growing, especially in the field of watches. In addition to a strong exhibitor portfolio, the fair provides a great deal of knowledge transfer through its Watch Talks. One example is the talk “(Certified) Pre-owned: A business model for manufacturers or specialist retailers?” (Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:00–14:30). Representatives from the Swiss watchmaking industry in particular are discovering certified pre-owned as a new business model. Is the topic appealing to supposedly smaller watch brands, too? Does it represent competition for local or web-based retailers? What are the relevant risks and opportunities in this context?

New: Campus Talks bring new energy and young faces to the industry

The Campus Talks serve as the ideal hub for young designers and goldsmiths for everything related to getting started in the profession. Michael Kiefer, from the schools for goldsmithing and watchmaking in Pforzheim, and Tabea Reulecke, from the technical school for design, jewelry and utensil, will present the institutions and answer questions about training and courses of study. Various lectures and panels will also be offered. These will include success stories from well-known designers to inspire young talent.

Jewelry shows with special looks and exquisite pieces

Jewelry shows are a permanent part of the event calendar at INHORGENTA MUNICH. This year, Claudia Hofmann, co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany, will be the lead stylist for the models. Breath-taking pieces of fine jewelry will be specially showcased in puristic, all-white looks. For Claudia Hofmann, it’s important that “the individual styling puts the unique pieces of jewelry in the spotlight.”


INHORGENTA - International Trade Fair for Jewellery, Watches, Design, Gemstones and Technology - Munich Germany (Z1320)

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020: More international than ever


• Strong growth for watches and fine jewelry

• Over seven percent growth for international exhibitors

•New brands in all exhibition segments



International, diverse and high caliber: That’s how the exhibitor list of INHORGENTA MUNICH looks about a month before the start of the trade fair. From the Timepieces area and Fine Jewelry to Elegance and Lifestyle—the trade fair halls are well booked. Over 1,000 companies will be there. At INHORGENTA MUNICH at the Munich exhibition grounds from February 14 to 17, visitors can experience all the trends in watches, jewelry and gemstones.

The Timepiece Hall A1 is one of the growth areas at the trade fair: Among the notable newcomers are Erwin Sattler, Festina Group, Fortis, Jacques Lemans, Oris and Parmigiani. Casio, Citizen, Garmin, Junghans, Maurice Lacroix, Seiko and many other brands will also be showcasing their latest timepieces at the trade fair. Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, provides the interim results: “With the new design of Hall A1 and the Watch Boutique, we were the gold standard last year, which was also the feedback we got from many customers right after the trade fair. That kind of feedback is very pleasing and it’s great when the numbers also reflect that appeal. We’re looking forward to the wonderful mixture of new and longstanding exhibitors in the Timepieces section.”

Fine Jewelry and Carat booked out

Hall B1 “Fine Jewelry”, where exclusive jewelry creations and especially valuable pieces will be on display, is completely booked out. The number of exhibitors has grown by 22 percent. Visitors can get to know many new brands there: In attendance will be industry giants like Autore, Frey Wille, Chimento and Staurino Fratelli. Ruby Autore, Marketing Manager at Autore, about the participation: “Autore is thrilled to be exhibiting at Inhorgenta, and we look forward to expanding our distribution in Europe in 2020!”

It’s much the same in Hall C1 “Carat,” where diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, opals and spinels will sparkle wherever you look: All the booths areas booked out here as well.

Growth in exhibitors—inspiration from all over the world

The number of international exhibitors at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 has grown by more than seven percent. From Australia to Uzbekistan, Cyprus and Thailand—visitors can get to know brands from all over the world. There are joint stands from Spain, Hong Kong, the UK, Mauritius and China. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, sums it up: “This year, we will once again be able to showcase a broad and international range of products to our visitors. The trade fair is steadily growing and the feedback from customers is proof that INHORGENTA MUNICH offers exactly the right mixture of order and communication platform and glamorous events.”

INHORGENTA - International Trade Fair for Jewellery, Watches, Design, Gemstones and Technology - Munich Germany (Z1309)

Switzerland is the official partner country of
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020

In the Salon Suisse, the La Chaux-de-Fonds Watch Museum presents selected works of watchmaking art from the 18th century to the present day from the world's most important collection.
© Les Ambassadeurs, J. Hoffman


  • Salon Suisse focusing on watchmaking
  • Under the patronage of the Swiss Confederation
  • Inspiring Swiss art: “My Watch” photo project

A special highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 is the partner country Switzerland: The confederation is presenting itself with various offerings on the theme of watches—exhibitors, culture, history and cuisine. INHORGENTA MUNICH, the network platform for the jewelry, timepiece and gemstone industry, will be promoting an international exchange with the Salon Suisse from February 14 to 17, 2020.


From Fortis and Frederique Constant, Guess, Maurice Lacroix, Meister to Victorinox—visitors to INHORGENTA MUNICH can look forward to strong Swiss exhibitors. The country, known for handcrafted perfection, is traditionally represented with big names at the trade fair. One important magnet is the Timepiece Hall A1. Salon Suisse, the partner country’s centerpiece, can also be found here. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, explains: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome the watchmaking capital of the world as a partner and, in so doing, to promote international exchange within the watch industry and beyond.”

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, adds: “The Timepieces section has undergone an extremely positive development at INHORGENTA MUNICH in the last few years. Switzerland, with its world-renowned watchmaking know-how, fits in perfectly into this growth field.”

Salon Suisse as the centerpiece

Salon Suisse offers a diverse program. For example, the renowned Musée international d’horlogerie will be showcasing the art of watchmaking from the 18th century right through to the present day with a select range of exhibits. In the “My Watch” exhibition of creative consultant Joachim Schirrmacher and photographer Franco Tettamanti, Swiss personalities present their own watch and the story behind it. The Salon Suisse bar will present Swiss specialties, thus providing an ideal setting for networking.

The Swiss Confederation is the patron of the partnership: “For us, INHORGENTA MUNICH is an ideal opportunity to showcase the quality and versatility of our watch industry to a knowledgeable audience of experts,” says Markus Thür, Swiss Consul General in Munich. The work of the Swiss Consulate General focuses among other things on maintaining and promoting economic relations. INHORGENTA MUNICH offers the best platform for that.


A picture from the Making Of: Richard Kägi, Foodscout, Globus Delikatesse, with his Rolex Oyster Perpetual day-date in Platinum Ice Blue. He tells the story of his watch to INHORGENTA MUNICH.
Photo: © Franco Tettamanti

 
 
 
 
 
 
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