Successful Baselworld 2018
After seven successful days, Baselworld, the world's most important show for watches, jewellery and gemstones, closed the doors of the 2018 edition. An overwhelming majority of the exhibitors reported very satisfactory business results. Although this year's show had been two days shorter than previous editions, the overall number of visitors remained unchanged. The new format, fewer exhibitors and shorter duration, was positively received.
For the next edition, the show will also work on new developments. The management will work closely with exhibitors to define new formats for the various sectors. These new formats will offer medium-sized businesses a presence at Baselworld in line with their needs.
Leading exhibitors were likewise very satisfied with this year's show, like our two most important brands. Rolex's CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour said: "We are very happy with this year's edition of Baselworld. Our new products were extremely well received by our clients and the press. This annual event remains a 'must' for the Swiss watch industry, its evolution and its dynamism, which was proven by the strong participation and the avid enthusiasm. We are looking forward to Baselworld 2019!"
Patek Philippe's President Thierry Stern agrees: "We are very satisfied with the positive feedback that our new products for 2018 received from our partners in the specialised trade and from the press. This year will surely be a very positive one and will be characterised by strong dynamism in all our markets."