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Switzerland named 2020 partner country & what glamour to expect from the INHORGENTA AWARD

Switzerland named official partner country for 2020
The INHORGENTA AWARD – Oscar of the industry
Gift guide: Christmas present trends

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020

Switzerland named official partner country for 2020

Switzerland will be a special partner for INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020. The watchmaking capital of the world has always been represented by a large number of exhibitors at the trade fair. The amount of Swiss visitors over the last few years has also proven how popular INHORGENTA MUNICH is with our neighboring country.

The partnership is being conducted under the auspices of Markus Thür, Consul General of Switzerland: “For us, INHORGENTA MUNICH is the perfect opportunity to showcase the high quality and capacity for innovation of our watch industry to a knowledgeable audience of experts.”

The Salon Suisse in Hall A1 Timepieces will form the beating heart of our partner country’s contribution. 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. The exhibition entitled “My Watch” by Creative Consultant Joachim Schirrmacher and photographer Franco Tettamani will feature images of various Swiss personalities revealing the watch they personally wear and telling the story behind it. The bistro located in the salon will be serving up Swiss delights and will therefore provide the perfect opportunity for networking with the high-end Swiss brands. 

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The INHORGENTA AWARD – Oscar of the industry

Flashing lights and proud winners: innovative design concepts and craftsmanship will be honoured with the INHORGENTA AWARD in eight categories at the exclusive VIP Gala on 16 February 2020.

Many celebrities have walked the red carpet of the event since the premiere of the award in 2017 - including Bettina Zimmermann, Franziska Knuppe and Michael Michalsky. The positive response shows: The INHORGENTA AWARD has established itself as a genuine industry award for the jewellery and watch industry. Nina Eichinger will be hosting the gala, which will be held at fascinating BMW Welt.

New in 2020: Extended category at the Public Choice Award

In addition to the established category "Public Choice - Best Piece of Jewelry", the "Public Choice Award - Best Watch" will be presented for the first time. The audience chooses the winner via online voting.

The jury consists of industry experts and opinion leaders. Author Mira Wiesinger and Editor-in-Chief of Robb Report, Jörn Kengelbach, are making their debut on the jury. Claudia Hofmann, Stylist and Co-Founder of the Fashion Council Germany, and André Hamann, Influencer and Founder of his own jewelry label, will also be taking part.

INHORGENTA TRENDS

Gift guide: Christmas present trends

Christmas is the most lucrative time of the year for the jewelry and watch industry. Gifts primarily tend to be more high-end, and items of jewelry that have personal meaning attached to them are particularly popular. Here are the top gift tips from the industry trend expert INHORGENTA MUNICH:

Signet rings
These rings, which are often adorned with a family crest, have managed to shake off their once elitist image. Whether they have a star sign, initials or a message on them and whether they are XL or small, signet rings with personal meaning attached to them are particularly popular. Top tip: They are no longer only worn on the index finger (as was tradition) but also on the middle finger or little finger these days.

Solitaire rings
Diamond rings (the true classics of all rings) never fall out of fashion. Both natural and synthetic diamonds are the perfect way of popping the big question and celebrating true love.

Creole earrings
Various shapes and sizes of Creole earrings will be setting the trend this coming spring/summer. They can range from classic hoops right through to elaborate designs and be made simply from precious metal or feature opulent gemstones. Anyone keen to stay ahead of the trend will want a pair this Christmas.

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Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer (Deputy CEO)
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Falk Senger (Managing Director)
Gerhard Gerritzen (Deputy Managing Director)
Monika Dech (Deputy Managing Director)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter

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INHORGENTA AWARD 2020: The stage for innovation, creativity and design-highlights




The INHORGENTA AWARD: Glamourous highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICHs supporting program.
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  • Gala evening at BMW Welt
  • Jury of experts and opinion leaders
  • Extended category “Public Choice Award—Best Watch”


The INHORGENTA AWARD is firmly established as a prestigious award in the jewelry and timepiece industry. The focus of the exclusive evening gala on February 16, 2020 will be on innovative design concepts and high-quality craftsmanship. The award ceremony is a season highlight, not only for the industry, but also for the prominent guests and a host of media representatives. The award is held as part of INHORGENTA MUNICH. From February 14 to 17, the Munich exhibition grounds are the international meeting place for jewelry, timepiece and gemstone experts.

A rising number of submissions and the positive response have shaped the development of the award since it premiered in 2016. “The INHORGENTA AWARD is regarded as true recognition, and the award ceremony is the highlight of the trade fair’s supporting program,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München.

Extended category for Public Choice Award

In addition to the established public voting category “Public Choice—Best Piece of Jewelry”, the “Public Choice Award—Best Watch” will be presented for the first time. The public will choose the winner via online voting on the basis of a description and photos. The other categories: Fine Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Watch Design, Designer of the Year and Design Newcomer of the Year, Next Generation Retail.

Experts assess designer masterpieces

A jury of experts and opinion leaders assess the submitted items of jewelry and timepieces. New to the jury are Claudia Hofmann, founder of the German Fashion Council and Jörn Kengelbach, editor-in-chief of the lifestyle magazine ROBB REPORT. Also making their debut are: Christoph Stelzer from the retail specialist Dfrost, Heide Rezepa-Zabel, “Bares für Rares” (a popular antiques show on German television) jewelry expert, and author Mira Wiesinger. Other members include Anja Heiden, member of the WEMPE Jewelry Management Board, and Christine Lüdeke, professor for design at Pforzheim University. The designer of the INHORGENTA AWARD trophy Patrik Muff and watch expert Gisbert Brunner will also be on the jury once again. The German influencer and founder of his own jewelry label André Hamann is not only official Brand Ambassador for INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020, but also a member of the jury. Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, explains: “The INHORGENTA AWARD is also held in such high esteem, because our jury sets high standards. The trophy therefore represents a real professional accolade.”

Glamorous gala offers a stylish setting

The award ceremony will be held in the elegant setting of the BMW Welt. 450 guests, celebrities and a host of media representatives are expected at the event. INHORGENTA Brand Ambassador André Hamann eagerly awaits the evening: “I’m delighted to be on the INHORGENTA AWARD jury for the first time. Since I’m a jewelry designer myself, I very much appreciate ideas and concepts being honored in such a high-class setting.”

 
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INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY – the international industry platform
Diverse portfolio of exhibitors
Future Retail: connecting online with in-store

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The international industry platform

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Inspiring talks, new perspectives and lively discussions: This fall, Barcelona and Lucerne were stops for INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY. Sustainability and Future Retail were this year’s key focal topics. Digitalization and cooperation between manufacturers and retailers also drew of a lot of attention.

INHORGENTA MUNICH’s international expert forum, hosted year-round at selected locations, is the ideal platform for discussing the latest trends and engaging in interesting discussions with industry players. The topics include: How will the jewelry business be conducted in the future? How can jewelry be sold on Instagram? Are synthetic or real gems more sustainable?

This format will continue at the trade fair from February 14-17, 2020 with numerous presentations, panel discussions and special exhibitions.

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Diverse portfolio of exhibitors

The designers represented at INHORGENTA MUNICH boast an abundance of different skills and levels of expertise. From creating unique designs and developing innovative techniques to devising exciting ways of using and presenting materials, the creations range from opulent and striking to minimalistic and subtle. Claudia Hoppe, for example, combines the traditional artistry of a goldsmith with contemporary influences and experimental painting techniques. As such, the items of jewelry she produces resemble sculptures. Marion Knorr, who won the German Design Award, focuses on expressive pieces. Each collection has its own specific design aesthetic.

There is an extremely diverse portfolio of exhibitors lined up for INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020. Companies from Mauritius to Australia via China and Thailand will be taking part alongside numerous brands from Germany. For example, they will be showcasing gemstones from Israel, playful jewelry from Portugal and sustainable watches from South Tyrol. This impressive variety and international flavor are true hallmarks of INHORGENTA MUNICH.

FUTURE RETAIL

Connecting online with in-store

Consumer behavior has changed drastically in recent years due to digitalization. Customers expect the entire range of products to be in stock, at all times, both online and offline.

A strong connection between physical and online stores is, therefore, vital for the jewelry and watch industry. Setting up and continuously expanding an online store is essential for all brands and jewelers.

In-store visits, however, still need to feel like an experience that customers can easily share on social media. Millennials, in particular, want to be entertained and surprised. This requires more movement on the shopfloor, and new and creative visual merchandising ideas. Augmented and virtual reality are becoming particularly important as part of sales pitches. One such example is smart mirrors which allow customers to virtually try on and personalize jewelry.

Meghna Saraogi, CEO of StyleDotMe, will discuss how Augmented Reality can change the jewelry trade at the TRENDFACTORY MUNICH at the trade fair. Designer Max Julian Fischer will also be addressing the topic of design in the digital age.

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Board of Management:
Klaus Dittrich (Chairman and CEO)
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer (Deputy CEO)
Stefan Rummel (Managing Director)
Falk Senger (Managing Director)
Gerhard Gerritzen (Deputy Managing Director)
Monika Dech (Deputy Managing Director)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter

Registered Office: Munich, Register of Companies (HRB) 6311
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INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020:
Festina Group Makes a Welcome Return



INHORGENTA MUNICH announces that after an absence of five years, the Spanish Festina Group is making a notable welcome return. Festina is one of the world’s leading watch brands and will be showcasing its portfolio of products in Hall A1. INHORGENTA MUNICH, the international trade fair for jewelry, timepieces and gemstones held at the Messe München site, will be taking place from February 14 to 17, 2020.



Jason Lee Newman, Export director and Country Manager for Germany on the return: “We are delighted to be back at INHORGENTA MUNICH and we do so prepared to share all the latest novelties as well as presenting the 2020 newness and our plans for the future. It’s a great honor for us to showcase Perrelet, our most premium brand, as well as our newest addition to the group portfolio, the Swedish brand of hybrid watches Kronaby, in such an inspiring space.”

The technological launches don’t stop there: Festina will be displaying the very first hybrid Jaguar watches.

Newman continues: “In addition, we are excited to unveil our greatest revolution as a ‘happy to be back’ gift in the fair: Festina Group will be presenting our new collections of connected smartwatches for Festina, Lotus and Calypso.”

The Festina Group will also be bringing its other brands to INHORGENTA MUNICH. Spread over an area covering 187 square meters, trade visitors will not only find timepieces from the Festina brand but also from Candino, Lotus and Calypso as well as jewelry from Lotus Style and Lotus Silver.

Regarding the Group’s return to the trade fair, Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH, says: “Our broad range of watch brands will be even more impressive with the addition of Festina. After an absence of five years, we are thrilled to see the return of this long-established brand, which is also a clear signal for retailers: Hall A1 will be busier in 2020 than ever before. We are delighted that an industry giant such as Festina is using INHORGENTA MUNICH as a platform. It is a clear indication that the industry supports our concept.”

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Year-round knowledge transfer
 International and inspiring:
INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY
accentuates the future of the industry

The INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY offers knowledge transfer at a high level.


• INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY in Barcelona and Lucerne

• Key topics: Sustainability and future retail

• TRENDFACTORY MUNICH: international expert forum directly at the trade fair


This fall, Barcelona and Lucerne were the stops for INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY – the international industry platform of INHORGENTA MUNICH. The format will also be employed at the exhibition itself. This year’s focal topics are sustainability and future retail. A wide range of talks, podium discussions and special exhibitions will be held on these topics from February 14 – 17, 2020.

With INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY, INHORGENTA MUNICH is the focal point of the entire industry not just once a year. The Trendfactory provides retailers, manufacturers and experts with the opportunity several times a year to set the industry’s direction in the future: How will the jewelry business be conducted in 2030? How can jewelry be sold on Instagram? Are synthetic or real gems more sustainable?

INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY in Barcelona and Lucerne The historic museum in Barcelona provided an inspiring setting for the jewelry, watch and gem experts who traveled to it. One of the major speakers, jewelry designer Philippe Bouasse, talked about sustainable luxury in the 21st century. “We are moving from corporate social responsibility to brand social responsibility,” he said in an address that served as the starting point for subsequent discussions.

In the Culture and Congress Center of Lucerne, Daniel Nyfeler was one of the many experts who spoke. Nyfeler, a representative of the renowned Swiss familyrun business Gübelin, views the long and complex supply chain as one of the highest hurdles to increased transparency in the industry.

In addition to discussions about challenges related to sustainability and future retail concepts, the event covered such topics as digitalization and the relationship between manufacturers and retailers.

For market insiders: The TRENDFACTORY MUNICH

Forward-looking talks by international experts will also be a part of INHORGENTA MUNICH in February. Tobias Gröber, Executive Director of the Business Unit Consumer Goods at Messe München, said: “Today, markets and trends are changing quicker than ever. Digitalization, new forms of customer behavior and sustainability – these are just a few of the topics that will be covered by our major speakers at the trade fair.”

In one talk, Justin Hunter of J. Hunter Fiji Pearls will outline the impact that climate change is having on pearl culture, and Rita Lahlou, the Head of Jewelry at Amazon Europe, will offer insights into retail strategies of the future.

The program will be held in Hall C2 “Contemporary Design & Vision.” “With its focus on sustainability and future retail, the newly conceived hall will be the perfect setting for discussions,” said Stefanie Mändlein, the Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH.

A sample of program highlights:

• “The future of retail: Proactive versus reactive answers to today’s sweeping changes” by Rita Lahlou, Head of Jewelry at Amazon

• “A jewelry designer’s view of solutions for responsible gold” by Guya Merkle, CEO of Vieri

• “How to react to demand for ethically correct jewelry and ways to communicate the message to customers” by Elle Hill, CEO of Hill & Co. Press

• “Pearls, Pacific islands and climate change” by Justin Hunter of J. Hunter Fidji Pearls

• “Inspire your customers with innovative presentations. Holography is impressive, magical and three dimensional, and stimulates the imagination” by Björn Lederer of Magic Holo

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 2018, the trade fair brought 1,026 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 27,000 visitors from 70 countries to Munich. The next INHORGENTA MUNICH will be held from February 14 to 17, 2020.

Messe München

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 MUNICH focuses on a new, innovative concept in Hall C2




INHORGENTA MUNICH will present Hall C2 with a new look in February 2020, curating the sophisticated, socially relevant topics of sustainability and future retail with trendsetting special exhibits and lecture series. Visitors to INHORGENTA MUNICH can experience the new C2 hall concept at the Messe München exhibition center from February 14 through 17, 2020.

Trends and inspiration, promotion of young talent and one-of-a-kind jewelry: Together, they will make the “Contemporary Design & Vision” hall the leading platform for modern jewelry design.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, on the new hall concept: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is constantly growing. Sustainability and future retail are topics that concern the entire jewelry industry. By realigning Hall C2, we want to make our mark and be a catalyst for moving these issues forward.”

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA, continues: “We came together with industry experts and asked how we could make the hall even more attractive and forward-looking in order to inspire exhibitors and visitors with a full sensory experience. With this new direction, we are creating space for two current topics that affect the industry.”

Hall design: Focus on sustainability

The central area of the hall has been redefined to highlight the aspect of sustainability, which is particularly evident through the use of natural materials such as wood, glass, felt and wool. These elements will be used at the trade fair for several years and then recycled.

The hall’s new design invites visitors to think about the origin of materials. At the same time, it draws attention to the responsible use of resources. Along the prominent center line, visitors are immersed in the biosphere: deep, saturated natural tones, planted green zones, moss-covered seating surfaces, hanging gardens in the catering area and waterfall projections with forest sounds as an acoustic backdrop.

Main content on the cutting edge

Sustainability and future retail are not only a design highlight, they are also a main content focus of the hall. The central contact point is at the heart of Hall C2 in an area dedicated to these issues: In the space that formerly hosted the INHORGENTA Forum, there is now a format similar to the internationally established Trendfactory—with lectures, panel discussions and networking opportunities. It is where the industry’s key questions will be addressed: How will retail develop in the context of omni-channel presentation options and customer centricity? What are the opportunities and risks from the global megatrend of sustainability for the watch, jewelry and gemstone segment?

Also taking place in Hall C2 is the INHORGENTA Brand New, a forum for young designers and goldsmiths. In addition, the hall is host to the INHORGENTA Campus with individual spaces for schools and colleges and the INHORGENTA Campus Podium for issues relevant to the industry’s young talent.

The redesigned hall will also serve as the exhibition space for the INHORGENTA AWARDS, where the three finalists in each category will be showcased for the duration of the event. Silversmiths will also play an important role: The exhibition space in Hall C2 will dedicate just as much attention to silver objects as to new materials.

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 2018, the trade fair brought 1,026 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 27,000 visitors from 70 countries to Munich.

The next INHORGENTA MUNICH will be held from February 14 to 17, 2020. Messe München 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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