A more upbeat sentiment permeated Baselworld 2018, with organisers calling this year’s edition a successful show and saying majority of the exhibitors reported satisfactory business results.
Although this year’s show had been two days shorter than previous editions, the overall number of visitors remained unchanged, Baselworld’s Managing Director Sylvie Ritter said. The new format, fewer exhibitors and shorter duration, was positively received, she added.
All leading brands have also committed to exhibit at Baselworld 2019. Definitive commitments have been received from Rolex, Swatch Group, Patek Philippe, LVMH, Chopard, Breitling, Chanel and many other brands, she added.
René Kamm, CEO of the MCH Group, gave a favourable outlook: “I believe that Baselworld’s present dimensions with 650 brands are optimal. We now have a tailwind for 2019.”
For the next edition, the show will also work on new developments. The management will work closely with exhibitors to define new formats for various sectors. These new formats will offer medium-sized businesses a presence at Basewlorld in line with their needs, the organisers said.
Baselworld 2019 will be held from March 21 to 26, 2019.