Baselworld 2017 was the focal point for a huge number of buyers, from over 100 countries. With the world's best-known and most celebrated brands from every sector revealing their newest collections, Baselworld 2017 lived up to its reputation as the hub of the global industry. Attendees benefited from the unique opportunity to feel the mood of the market, discover those new trendsetting collections that will prevail for the following 12 months, and equally importantly, to capitalise on the enormous business opportunities that are available at Baselworld.
A dynamic and innovative industry with an enduring spirit of sustainability
Passion, precision and perfection presided once again as the world's best brands showcased their innovations and newest collections for all the world to discover.
News of the novelties and latest collections from Baselworld are relayed instantly to every corner of the planet creating a singular global impact with repercussions that last for a whole year.
Eric Bertrand, President of the Baselworld Exhibitors' Committee, underlined the significance of Baselworld for the watch and jewellery industry. "In the last week, we have experienced the value of this show for the entire industry especially in difficult times, which makes the show's role as the global platform even more compelling at a time when all players are looking for secure values and stability. We know from experience, our new collections and creations will be all the talk in the coming 12 months thanks especially to the immense press coverage of the show and the global interest we have observed."
Franҫois Thiébaud, President of the Swiss Exhibitors' Committee, concurred and was full of praise for this anniversary of Baselworld. For him, taking a show from a small event with just 29 brands in 1917, and transforming it into the unparalleled global leader is "thanks to Baselworld being the only show that fully reflects the excellence of the industry by uniting everyone, representing every sector and putting each and every player on a pedestal to present themselves in the best light."
Regarding the outcome of this year's show, Mr Thiébaud said that: "Although it has been a challenging year, Baselworld 2017 dispelled any concerns about the market as the event has fuelled a renewed spirit of creativity and innovation. The show confirmed that the innovation and passion that epitomise our industry, continue to hold centre stage."
Essential annual event for eminent international retailers
Baselworld is an essential date in the calendars of internationally renowned retailers and buyers because it offers them the opportunity to discover and explore the innovations, creations and new collections that are unveiled here. What makes Baselworld additionally indispensable is the show's renown as a market mood and trend barometer.
A live source of inspiration for the world's press
An impressive number of accredited journalists and those following from afar are a clear indicator of the immense interest generated by the show internationally. News of the novelties and latest collections from Baselworld are relayed instantly to every corner of the planet creating a singular global impact with repercussions that last for a whole year. More than 4,400 representatives of the press from print, television, radio and digital from over 70 countries attended the show underlining the unmissable character of Baselworld. Paying further tribute to the global reach and significance of this show, an overwhelming 86,000! (vs 11,000 in 2016) viewers around the world followed the Baselworld 2017 press conference in real time.
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