More international than ever: INHORGENTA MUNICH 2023

  • About 800 exhibitors, almost half from abroad
  • New: joint pavilions from France and Italy
  • Top new exhibitors: Damiani, World Diamond Group, NXT LVL Brands (Christ)

With around 800 exhibitors and a high level of internationality, INHORGENTA MUNICH reaffirms its position as Europe's leading trade fair for jewellery, watches and gemstones. Italian and French joint pavilions will make their debut, and there will be many new international exhibitors present. The fair will take place from February 24 to 27, 2023.

"Again, the participation in INHORGENTA MUNICH is growing to become more international than ever. So far, around 800 exhibitors have registered, almost half of which - 48 percent - come from abroad,"
explains Maritta Lepp, INHORGENTA’s Exhibition Director. In 2022, 45 percent of the 732 exhibitors were from abroad.

Italian jewellery companies Damiani, Cielo Venezia 1270 and the World Diamond Group, for example, will be taking part for the first time. From Germany, Christ will have its premiere with the brands Esprit, Jette Joop, Guido Maria Kretschmer and Favs. Returning from Switzerland after a long break will be the luxury watch brand Raymond Weil.

New international joint pavilions

Organized by the industry association Francéclat, the French joint pavilion will gather the watch brands YEMA, Pierre Lannier, BRISTON, Lip, Beaubleu, Montres Michel Herbelin and March LA.B in Hall A1. From Italy, Misis, Nuova Jolly Oreficerie, Graziella Group, Vintage Bijoux SAS di Petrone Cosmo, Sara Preziosi, F.LLI Moraglione, Boccadamo, Gieffe, Magalini Franco, GIA, Fab Gobbetti, Gold Chains, Fonsi and Mario Porzio will present themselves at a joint pavilion in Hall B2 ‘Elegance & Lifestyle’.

Many watch brands present

The Watch Boutique in Hall A1 will host presentations by Ebel, MeisterSinger, Mühle-Glashütte, SEIKO, Tutima Glashütte, Michel Herbelin, Alexander Shorokhoff and Raymond Weil. The Salon Suisse enjoys an increasing demand, with the brands Al-Time, Aerowatch, Continental, Cornavin and Elka Watch participating for the first time—while Belchengruppe and Jean Marcel will be among the repeat exhibitors. Other big-name brands in the watch hall will include Citizen, Festina, Garmin, Junghans, Liu Jo, Mondaine Watch, Montres Edox as well as Nordgreen. Returning to the show after a break will also be Casio, Carl von Zeyten and Staudt Chronometrie.

Well booked: jewellery, gemstones and technology

The demand for Hall B1 ‘Fine Jewelry’ even exceeded the space available; Gellner, Hans D. Krieger, Meister, Marco Bicego and Pasquale Bruni are now among the exhibitors. In Hall B2 'Elegance & Lifestyle’, exhibitors will include Thomas Sabo, Argenterie Giovanni Raspini, Coeur de Lion, Bernd Wolf, Bering. Registered exhibitors in the 'Contemporary Design & Vision' area in Hall C2 include Brigitte Adolph Jewellery Design, Eva Strepp, Kreuchauff, MANU Schmuckdesign and Oliver Schmidt. The Gemstone Hall C1 'Carat', for example, will feature Abouchar, A. Ruppenthal, Groh + Ripp, Ph. Hahn Söhne as well as Karl Faller—and in Hall A2 for 'Technology, Packaging & Bijoux' there will be Agosi, Dahlinger, Beco, Boley and Flume.


starts application phase

  • Award for jewellery, watches, gemstones and retail concepts
  • International submissions now possible until February 7
  • Award ceremony at INHORGENTA MUNICH in February

Starting immediately, international designers, goldsmiths, watchmakers, jewellers, manufacturers and up-and-coming talents can apply for one of the most coveted trophies in the jewellery, watch and gemstone industry: the INHORGENTA AWARD. A prominent jury will nominate the best submissions and honour the winners at a prestigious gala during INHORGENTA MUNICH (February 24 to 27, 2023).

“The INHORGENTA AWARD will again honour exceptional jewellery and watch creations along with retail concepts—and we have newly added a category for gemstones. Another new category is High Jewellery,” explains Maritta Lepp, Exhibition Director of Europe's leading platform for the jewellery, watch and gemstone industry. “We are very much looking forward to receiving applications from all over the world by February 7.”

The award will be presented during an exclusive gala evening at BMW Welt on February 25—the glamorous highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH from February 24 to 27, 2023. The top-class jury including watch expert Gisbert Brunner, Leo Eberlin (jewelry designer—Leo Mathild), Anja Heiden (Member of WEMPE’s Executive Board), Martin Julier (Head of Gemlab Bucherer) and designer Patrik Muff will make the selection.

Ten categories open for entries

Prizes will be awarded to the best jewellery, watches, designers as well as retail concepts in a total of ten categories, two of which are new: in the “High Jewellery of the Year" category, top-class jewellery with a retail price of EUR 30,000 or more can be entered. The Gemstone Design of the Year category sets a stage for special coloured gemstones, diamonds and gemstone objects.

The other categories focus on Fine Jewellery, Fashion Jewellery, Designer, Design Newcomer (who are exempt from the entry fee), Watch Design and Best Jeweller of the Year. In the latter, concepts for modern store design, private sale areas or cross-channel marketing, for example, can be submitted. Additionally, there are again the categories “Retailers Choice—Best Piece of Jewellery” and “Retailers Choice—Best Watch”. For these, visitors to INHORGENTA MUNICH can vote online in advance and on site on the first day of the trade show.

Trade fair overview 2023
INHORGENTA MUNICH: anchor in turbulent times

• Europe’s leading trade fair for jewelry, watches, gemstones

• Interest of international exhibitors at pre-coronavirus level

• Three questions to Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München

INHORGENTA MUNICH, scheduled from February 24 to 27, 2023, will once again offer a unique variety to its visitors: jewelry, watches, gemstones, technology, design, a top-notch conference program and many points of contact with up-and-coming talents. Three questions to Stefan Rummel, one of the CEOs of Messe München’s newly formed dual leadership:

Mr. Rummel, after the eventful trade show year of 2022, how will the upcoming INHORGENTA MUNICH develop?


Stefan Rummel, CEO of Messe München INHORGENTA MUNICH: anchor in turbulent times

For many of our customers, INHORGENTA is an anchor in turbulent times. We are well on our way to returning to pre-coronavirus levels. Interest is also high from abroad. We are happy about many returning exhibitors, who were reluctant this year because of the pandemic. Especially Hall B1 featuring "Fine Jewelry" is experiencing a high level of demand. In fact, we have a waiting list here, including many brands that have never been to INHORGENTA before. As it stands, Hall C1 "Carat" showcasing gemstones and Hall B2, which is home to "Elegance & Lifestyle" jewelry, are also fully booked. A new addition is a French joint pavilion in Hall A1 reserved for "Timepieces"—and probably for the first time there will be an Italian joint pavilion in Hall B2. The registration process will be completed by the end of November.

What will distinguish the upcoming trade show? The distinguishing characteristic of INHORGENTA MUNICH is and will remain its broad lineup: this is the only place where the specialist audience can encounter jewelry, watch and gemstone companies, visionary design, a range of technology from shopfitting to tools, and plenty of young talents. In 2022, we had to be flexible in terms of scheduling and hall planning. Now, we are returning to the tried-and-tested hall concept from 2020. We are placing a strong focus on the conference program, will bring high-profile experts on stage to provide practical inspiration. Glamorous highlight will be the presentation of the INHORGENTA AWARD. Starting November 22, companies from all over the world can submit their creations in the areas of jewelry, watches and store concepts, and for the first time there will be a separate gemstone category.

For many years, you have been on the management board of Messe München and, since July 2022, you have been part of the newly formed CEO dual leadership team. What changes do you anticipate for the trade show business?

This year, we are conducting many leading international trade fairs and are impressively witnessing that personal contact is highly sought after and cannot be replaced by digital formats. Business relationships rely on trust—which only develops in direct exchange. At the same time, one of our central tasks in the coming years will be to optimize the analog trade show experience by adding digital services. The same applies to a sustainable trade fair organization: we already have a very "green" infrastructure, but we want to improve a lot, including more recycling of waste at all events. For the upcoming INHORGENTA, for the first time, participants can also minimize their carbon footprint with a GoGreen ticket.

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Strong internationality
successful new start after two years of pandemic
 Imposing confirmation as Europe's leading platform for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industry
 732 exhibitors and 17,285 visitors
 INHORGENTA AWARD for superb craftsmanship

Once postponed to spring, INHORGENTA MUNICH took place from April 8 to 11, 2022 and saw strong and international participation in a challenging time. The watch, jewelry and gemstone industry made intensive use of the platform to drive their business success. The highlight was the presentation of the INHORGENTA AWARD, which recognized exceptional watches, jewelry and a retail concept.

"After a compulsory break of two years due to the pandemic and the postponement to April, INHORGENTA MUNICH has convincingly reaffirmed its position as Europe's leading platform for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industry," explains Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. "732 exhibitors from 33 countries and 17,285 visitors from 79 countries are a clear vote. The share of international visitors has grown to 40 percent; among exhibitors this share is stable at 45 percent." After Germany, the top ten visitor countries were Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, Spain, Denmark, and Hungary. For the first time, visitors came, among others, from Brazil, Malta, and Vietnam.

The top ten exhibitor countries after Germany were Italy, India, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Turkey, and Greece. New exhibitors included jewelry brands such as Thomas Sabo, Fabergé, Frieden, and Giovanni Raspini, and in the watch sector the Belchen Group, LIU JO, Mondaine, and SEIKO. "The exhibitors confirmed that the groups of visitors were of a high quality, which was also reflected by the success of the Top Buyer program: 500 top customers previously identified by exhibitors were on site", says Elena Jasper, Exhibition Director INHORGENTA.

Trend: lasting value and strong brands
"As the leading international platform, INHORGENTA provides new ideas for the future and valuable inspiration for business—it marks a new beginning for the industry," says Stephan Lindner, President of the German Jeweler Association (BVJ). During the second pandemic year of 2021, the total market for jewelry and watches had recovered slightly, but is still far from pre-crisis levels. "We also see that in times of crisis, customers are making a clear decision in favor of value and quality, as opposed to quick consumption. In our industry, this is seen in the trend toward gold, diamonds and strong brands."

Exhibitors see great added value in the trade show
“After an interruption of eight years, we are again attending INHORGENTA and could establish and refresh a great many national and international contacts, present our collections and also sell them. We have thus been able to fulfill our trade fair objectives," explains Brigitte Aeschbach, owner of Frieden.

And Christian Schaffrath from the brand of the same name says: “For us, INHORGENTA MUNICH is the place to be. Starting into the year—albeit late this year—without this order fair would be unimaginable for us.“

Oliver Besta, Wholesale Director at THOMAS SABO, says: "Our participation in INHORGENTA absolutely met our expectations. Thanks to our booth and the intensive, personal conversations, we had the perfect opportunity to showcase our spring/summer collection. We will be back and are already looking forward to 2023.”

Karsten Isermann, Sales Director at Citizen Watch Europe, confirms the trade show's significance for the company's business success: "Also this year, INHORGENTA has turned out to be the ideal platform for our brand group to present our portfolio and our plans for the future. We got a lot of positive feedback and are very glad the show was held again."

Markus Paul Wild, Managing Director of Paul Wild, explains: "It was of extreme importance to have a showcase for our products again—there is a need for information in the market. And INHORGENTA is one of the leading trade shows in Europe."

Highlight of the exhibition: the INHORGENTA AWARD
Approximately 450 guests from the industry celebrated this year's winners of the INHORGENTA AWARD at BMW Welt: “It was an honor to be a jury member. The desire to be different was very apparent amongst the submissions and was particularly noticeable in the use of materials and the wide variety of styles in each category”, says Sarah Fabergé, Director of Special Projects Fabergé.
The prestigious trophy was awarded to:
Autore Pearls (Fine Jewelry),
COEUR DE LION (Fashion Jewelry),
Breuning (Designer of the year),
Jonathan Holz (Design Newcomer of the Year),
Fréderique Constant (Watch Design),
Juwelier Böckelmann (Next Generation Retail),
Uhrenfabrik Junghans (Retailers Choice—Best Watch) and
MANU Schmuckwerkstatt (Retailers Choice—Best Piece of Jewelry).

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A feast for the senses...

 Eight finalists received the prestigious trophy
 Grand arena for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industry
 Highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH, April 8 to 11, 2022

A dazzling stage for great craftsmanship: on April 9, 2022, the watch, jewelry and gemstone industry's most important award was presented for the fifth time: the INHORGENTA AWARD. Winners in eight categories received the coveted trophy. The award ceremony is the highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, opens the evening

"The INHORGENTA AWARD ceremony is a feast for the senses. This trophy honors exceptional watches and jewelry as well as a pioneering retail concept. It gives us enormous pleasure to provide a dazzling stage for this craftsmanship and to celebrate it together with the industry," explains Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. Among the approximately 450 guests at BMW Welt were the who's who of the industry, as well as representatives from culture and the media, and influencers Dennis Mitch, Laura Inghirami, Renu Choudhary and Sophia Thorer. Presenter Viviane Geppert hosted the evening.

INHORGENTA AWARD: a dazzling stage for the winners

The winners of the INHORGENTA AWARD 2022:

Fine Jewelry: Autore Pearls with the “Autore Snake Set”
Fashion Jewelry: COEUR DE LION with "COEUR DE LION // GEOCUBE® meets pearl"
Designer of the year: Breuning with “ANDREA”
Design Newcomer of the year: Jonathan Holz
Watch Design: Fréderique Constant with “Slimline Monolithic Manufacture”
Next Generation Retail: Jeweler Böckelmann with "Inspiration & Fascination—a trend-setting concept"
Retailers Choice Award—Best Watch: Junghans watch factory with "max bill MEGA Solar"
Retailers Choice Award—Best Piece of Jewelry: MANU Schmuckwerkstatt with “Shining Future”

The jury: Watch expert and author Gisbert L. Brunner, Leo Eberlin (jewelry label Leo Mathild), Sarah Fabergé (Director of Special Projects Fabergé), Jantje Fleischhut (Professor of New Craft Object Design), Anja Heiden (Member of WEMPE’s Executive Board), Siems Luckwaldt (Lifestyle Director "Capital" and "Business Punk"), designer Patrik Muff, founder and editor-in-chief Katerina Perez, and Nina Schwichtenberg, blogger and fashion label owner.

Retailers Choice online voting: For the two Retailers Choice categories, the trade visitors of INHORGENTA MUNICH voted online.

The main sponsor of the award was Citizen Watch Europe; shipping and insurance partner was Bertram Juwelierservice.
TRENDFACTORY: inspiration for the future

 Speeches, panel discussions, film premiere, Campus Talks
 Guiding themes: sustainability and future of retail
 INHORGENTA MUNICH, from April 8 to 11, 2022

TRENDFACTORY gathers many experts and thought leaders on stage.

From responsible consumption and digital innovation to virtual reality and NFTs: TRENDFACTORY, the conference program of INHORGENTA MUNICH, will be a source of valuable expert knowledge and a wealth of inspiration for the international jewelry, watch and gemstone industry. And its Campus Talks will be especially aimed at young professionals.

"Once again, INHORGENTA MUNICH will bring many experts and thought leaders to the stages of its TRENDFACTORY, offering new and inspiring perspectives to trade show attendees," explains Elena Jasper, Exhibition Director INHORGENTA MUNICH. On the agenda: 25 speeches, two panel discussions, a German film premiere, and a special forum for young professionals.

TRENDFACTORY highlights:

 Dr. Johanna Pirker, Computer Scientist, Graz University of Technology “Not just a game. Driving innovation through games and virtual reality environments. A big chance for the luxury industry.” Friday, April 8, 2022, 15:00–15:30, Hall A2

 Kyle Roderick, Bijoux Review: “How to tell a fact-based sustainable jewelry story that enchants and informs.” Friday, April 8, 2022, 16:30–17:00, Hall A2

 Florian Vette, Founder & CEO MOVESELL: "Amazon insights: more reach and sales – how jewelry brands grow strategically on Amazon." Saturday, April 9, 2022, 10:00–10:30, Hall A2

 Simone Faurschou, Simone Faurschou Jewelry / NFT Artist: “Combining the digital with the physical: selling jewelry as NFT.” Saturday, April 9, 2022, 10:30–11:00, Hall A2

 Ash Allibhai, Fashion Director and Researcher, The Futurist: “’#YOUTHOPIA’ Youth is no longer defined by age—the new responsible consumer movement.” Saturday, April 9, 2022, 12:00– 12:30, Hall A2

 Adam Rolfe, GemFair, The Beers Group: "GemFair: sourcing diamonds responsibly from artisanal and small-scale miners." Saturday, April 9, 2022, 15:30–16:00, Hall A2

Panel discussions:

 The Mandarin Garnet is “Colored gemstone of the year 2022.” Expert discussion of the publishing house Markt intern. Sunday, April 10, 2022, 13:00–14:00, Hall A2

“The Shadow of Gold“: German premiere of the film, followed by a roundtable with director Robert Lang. The documentary takes an unflinching look at how the world's favourite heavy metal is extracted from the earth. Sunday, April 10, 2022, 15:00–17:00, Hall A2

And then there will be the Campus Talks especially aimed at career starters: from Friday to Sunday, Hall A2 will be the place where schools and universities present themselves, specialized topics such as Damascus steel are highlighted, and associations show professional paths and training programs in the jewelry industry.

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finalists have been selected
 Award for outstanding watches, jewelry, designers and retail concepts
 Trophy to be awarded at a gala evening
 Top-class jury as well as online voting for expert audience
It will be the highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH: the INHORGENTA AWARD will be presented during Europe's leading trade show for watches, jewelry and gemstones for the fifth time. The expert jury has now selected three finalists in each of six categories; in addition, there will be the nominees from the "Retailers Choice" online voting. The winners will be announced and celebrated by the who's who of the industry at a gala evening on April 9. INHORGENTA MUNICH will open its doors from April 8 to 11.

"Unique jewelry and watches, innovative techniques and exceptional design: the INHORGENTA AWARD honors superior craftsmanship and creativity and presents them with a prestigious stage at INHORGENTA MUNICH," explains Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München.

The jury at work (Gisbert L. Brunner, Leo Mathild, Patrik Muff)

These are the finalists 2022
Timeless jewelry, elegant and with lasting value—these are the qualities of the "Fine Jewelry" category, with jewelry pieces starting at a retail price of €1,000. Here, due to a tie, another candidate was nominated, so the finalists are: Autore Europe, Bigli, Ipar Gioielli und Nanis Italian Jewels. The category "Fashion Jewelry" addresses jewelry as accessory of latest fashion trends and with a retail price of less than €1,000. Here, the nominees are BERND WOLF, COEUR DE LION and Cuckoowelen.
Unparalleled design, innovation and craftsmanship will be honored in the category "Designer of the Year". Breuning, ED | T. Ehrig Design | Engineering N. Drösser and Brigitte Adolph can hope for the award here. Future talents compete in the "Design Newcomer" category with selfmade jewelry or watches, with Carbon Ring, 202 EDITIONS and Lena Grewenig taking the top spots here.

The "Watch Design" category is also determined by the special nature of the design. In this case, Citizen Watch Europe, Frederique Constant and MeisterSinger were convincing. And in the "Next Generation Retail" category, the trendsetting retail concepts of egf Manufaktur/Lukas Grewenig, Juwelier Böckelmann and PERSN earned a nomination.

Every year, each piece of jewelry reflects so much passion and dedication—it is fascinating to see," says jury member Anja Heiden, Member of WEMPE’s Executive Board. Also in the jury are: watch expert and author Gisbert L. Brunner, Sarah Fabergé (Director of Special Projects Fabergé), Jantje Fleischhut (Professor of New Craft Object Design), Siems Luckwaldt (Lifestyle Director "Capital" and "Business Punk"), jewelry designer Leo Mathild, designer Patrik Muff, founder and editor-in-chief Katerina Perez, and Nina Schwichtenberg, blogger and fashion label owner.

The nominees of the Retailers Choice voting

This week, industry professionals are invited to vote for their favorites in the "Retailers Choice" voting on the INHORGENTA website. The finalists in the “Best Pieces of Jewelry” and “Best Watch” categories will be posted on the website next week.

The highlight of the trade show

"The INHORGENTA AWARD is the highlight of INHORGENTA MUNICH, and we are very much looking forward to putting our industry's artistic wealth of ideas in the spotlight. We will spend an unforgettable evening together with the nominees, the experts from the jury and the many customers and partners closely connected to us," explains Elena Jasper, Exhibition Director INHORGENTA.

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Guiding theme of the trade fair:
Jewelry industry wants to become more sustainable
 Sustainable production and raw material extraction
 Examples: AURHEN ecofair, Fairever, MIADANA

From April 8 to 11, 2022, the international jewelry, watch and gemstone industry will meet at INHORGENTA MUNICH. The sustainable and fair extraction of raw materials as well as a sustainable manufacture will be a guiding theme in the exhibition and in the supporting program TRENDFACTORY. A first insight into the exhibitors AURHEN ecofair, Fairever and MIADANA as well as into the consumer perspective gained from the German Watch Study.

“Customers also increasingly pay attention to sustainability when it comes to jewelry and watches. To achieve this, raw materials must be obtained in an environmentally friendly and fair manner, and production must be aligned accordingly. We are looking forward to the discussions and insights on this key topic, especially in the show’s TRENDFACTORY,” explains Elena Jasper, Exhibition Director INHORGENTA.

The entire supply chain under consideration Handmade jewelry from ecofair materials, for example, is the hallmark of the exhibitor AURHEN ecofair. The company analyzes the ecological, social and economic impact of every business decision before it is made.

“In each category, there are criteria that must be fulfilled and others that are nice to have,” explains Felix Durejka, Deputy Managing Director at AURHEN ecofair. “We only trade gemstones or metals where it is ensured that no harmful substances are released into the environment, no children are involved at any point along the entire supply and value chain, and when it makes good business sense and is fair to all parties involved in the value chain.”
Fairever is committed to similar guiding principles. The supplier of Fairtrade and Fairmined-certified gold pursues sustainable development in small-scale mining. “Through fair trade, the living and working conditions of potentially millions of mining workers and their communities in developing countries can be improved sustainably," says Fairever founder Florian Harkort, describing his mission. He does not just rely on the promises of Fairtrade labels, but regularly goes to Peru, Colombia or Mongolia to assess working conditions for himself.
Another important aspect is that the greatest value increase occurs when the rough stone is turned into the cut gemstone. “I consider it counterproductive in terms of sustainable local economic development to carry this margin out of the country of origin. That's why more cutting companies should be promoted in the countries where the gemstones are also mined,” explains Alina Uhlitz, CEO and founder of MIADANA. For many years, the company has maintained business relationships with prospectors in Madagascar, who work independently and on their own responsibility.

Study: consumers want sustainable jewelry

The fact that consumers have a high level of sensitivity to sustainability and environmental compatibility, including in jewelry, is confirmed by the German Watch Study 2021, a study conducted by the auditing and consulting firm Deloitte and INHORGENTA MUNICH. It is important for people to source raw materials ethically, both in terms of working conditions during extraction and the impact on the environment. Generation X and Millennials are most concerned about the carbon footprint of the watch. Sustainability awareness is particularly strong among younger consumers. Manufacturers and retailers—not only in the watch industry—are well advised to take this change in awareness into account.

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Eagerly anticipated: international jewelry industry
to meet in Munich

 INHORGENTA MUNICH will take place from April 8 to 11, 2022
 So far around 800 exhibitors, including many new brands
 Guaranteed: safe and successful trade fair experience

Spring can come: the leading trade fair for the European jewelry industry will open its doors in Munich from April 8 to 11, 2022.
Around 800 exhibitors have registered until now. The conference program will offer experts a platform to examine the key topics of sustainability and the future of retail. Outstanding craftsmanship will be celebrated at the INHORGENTA AWARD gala evening.

“We sense great optimism and confidence among our customers: across Europe, the pandemic measures are being eased and the jewelry industry is in a stable position—and both these factors are reflected in the participation at INHORGENTA MUNICH with around 800 registered exhibitors to date,” explains Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. “This impressively endorses Europe's leading trade show for jewelry, watches and gemstones.” Although INHORGENTA MUNICH will
cover five instead of six halls and thus be a bit more compact this year, it will still be able to offer a comprehensive, international market overview and be a platform for valuable contacts. “Our protection and hygiene concept ensures a safer trade fair visit—not least because the various rules have been established and learned by everyone involved.”

The new date in spring convinces many exhibitors Thomas Sabo and many other new exhibitors follow INHORGENTA MUNICH to the new date in spring, for example Ana Cardim, Bloch & Co, EDC, egf Manufaktur, Farbergé, Frieden, Giovanni Raspini and Infinite Office. The watch segment will welcome for the first time Belchengruppe, Cyrus Watches, Daniel Wellington, Giberg, LIU JO, Mondaine, Montres Edox, Nordgreen, SEIKO and Sherpa Watches.

Other exhibitors were unable to attend in February and will now take advantage of the new date, including Anke Gralfs, August Mayer, Citizen Myota, Copenhagen Watch Group, Hizakiahu Kupfer, Horbach, Katinka Neuner, Kettenmacherin, Eva Steinberg, Mig-O-Mat, Nebert, Nomad's, Noble Osmium, Rubin, Taloumis, Terré and Wonderland Trade Solutions.

One-time move of the C halls
For this edition of the fair, the "Contemporary Design" sector will be divided between two other halls: the jewelry designers and manufactures, the exhibitors of the Concepts Forum and the exhibitors of the special Sustainability, Silversmithing and Brand New areas will be located in Hall B2 “Elegance & Lifestyle”—classic jewelry, gemstone, lifestyle and trend jewelry. The sectors INHORGENTA Campus, Future Retail, TRENDFACTORY and Campus Talks will move to Hall A2 “Technology & Bijoux”—home to watchmaking schools as well as technology, workshop equipment, packaging and software companies. The "Contemporary Design" sector's special hall design will be relocated as well. Due to the vaccination center and a parallel event, Hall C1 "Carat" will also move once, namely to B3, which houses gemstones, pearls and genuine stone jewelry.

Rich program in the TRENDFACTORY
The conference program will be determined by two key themes: sustainability and the future of retail. Top speakers will include Kyle Rodrick of Bijoux Review, highlighting sustainable storytelling. Elle Hill, CEO Hill & Co, will take aim at the digital future—and how to achieve it. And computer scientist Johanna Pirker will analyze how games and virtual reality environments can drive innovation. Many other smart minds will provide valuable insights, from NFTs to sustainable business management.

INHORGENTA AWARD—extended submission deadline
The INHORGENTA AWARD will now be presented on April 9, at the exclusive gala evening hosted by Vivianne Geppert. Entries for the award will be accepted until March 17—the deadline for products to be considered by the jury has also been extended—and all previous submissions will remain valid. The jurors are: watch expert and author Gisbert L. Brunner, Sarah Fabergé (Director of Special Projects Fabergé), Jantje Fleischhut (Professor of New Craft Object Design), Anja Heiden (Member of WEMPE’s Executive Board), Siems Luckwaldt (Lifestyle Director "Capital" and "Business Punk"), jewelry designer Leo Mathild, designer Patrik Muff, founder and editor-in-chief Katerina Perez, and Nina Schwichtenberg, blogger and fashion label owner.


INHORGENTA MUNICH postponed to April

  • New date: April 8 to 11, 2022
  • Reliable alternative for the industry network

INHORGENTA MUNICH, which was scheduled for February 11 to 14, 2022, will be postponed. Europe's leading platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones will be held from April 8 to 11, 2022, at Messe München’s exhibition grounds.

“We had many discussions with our exhibitors before making this decision. And we want to ensure more clarity for them, as well as for visitors,” explains Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. “Our customers and partners are still very interested in the trade show, the industry network wants to meet. With this new date, we provide a more reliable alternative for this.”

The decision was mainly driven by a number of travel restrictions. At the same time, Messe München has repeatedly demonstrated that—thanks to a sophisticated protection and hygiene concept—trade fairs can also be successfully held under pandemic conditions: particularly impressive was IAA MOBILITY, a major international event with 400,000 participants, in fall 2021 and most recent example is TrendSet, which was held in January. “Our main concern is to create the best conditions for our customers for successful networking, for inspiration and for business success—and with the new date we are doing just that,” explains Elena Jasper, Exhibition Director INHORGENTA.

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