Final report

INHORGENTA MUNICH: stunning growth and brilliant business

February 27, 2023

  • About 24,000 visitors from 90 countries—up 51 percent
  • 802 exhibitors from 38 countries—up 10 percent
  • Leading business platform for watches, jewelry, gemstones

Many premieres, international growth, and good business—INHORGENTA MUNICH from February 24 to 27, 2023 in Munich was a great success. Europe's leading platform for watches, jewelry and gemstones impressively reaffirmed its position with significant increases in exhibitor and above all visitor numbers.

“Approximately 24,000 trade visitors, a 51 percent increase compared to 2022, and a foreign share of 40 percent—INHORGENTA MUNICH is back in a spectacular way, more international than ever and strikingly confirmed as the most important business platform for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industry in Europe,” says Stefan Rummel, CEO of Messe München. “The foundation has been laid for further international growth for brands and retailers in 2024, when INHORGENTA MUNICH celebrates its 50th anniversary.” Visitors came from 90 countries. For comparison, the figures from 2022 were: 15,664 visitors, 81 countries, 39 percent from abroad. After Germany, the top ten visitor countries in 2023 were: Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland.

As regards the exhibitors: 802 companies from 38 countries showcased, an increase by 10 percent (2022: 732 / 32). 49 percent came from abroad—again the highest internationality to date (2022: 45%). The top ten exhibitor countries in 2023 after Germany were: Italy, Belgium, India, Austria, Poland, France, Hong Kong/China, Switzerland,

Spain and the Netherlands. Successful premieres included Damiani, World Diamond Group, Cielo Venezia 1270 and Carrera y Carrera, and from Germany NXT LVL Brands (Christ) with the brands Esprit, Jette Joop, Guido Maria Kretschmer and Favs. Two joint stands from Italy (Elegance & Lifestyle) and France (watches) also made their debut. Salon Suisse (watches) doubled its involvement—and all relevant wedding ring manufacturers were represented again.

Top trade visitors met glamorous brands

“Our brands attracted a lot of interest—the premiere was exceedingly successful,” said Volkert Schmitz, Managing Director of NXT LVL Brands (Christ). Jérôme Favier, CEO of Damiani says: “Consumers from German-speaking countries already know us from their travels or from digital channels. The reason why we are at INHORGENTA is that we now also want to reach them through retail trade and thus build a trusting relationship.” Marc Czemper, Division Manager WATCH Division of Casio Europe explains: “INHORGENTA 2023 was great, by far exceeding our expectations. The many personal discussions with our trade partners from Germany, Austria and other European countries were especially invaluable.”

Nicole Ripp of Groh & Ripp emphasizes: “For us, INHORGENTA is the most important trade show and it has been very successful; this is where we meet the exact right audience from all over Europe.” Johannes Weege, owner of MANU Schmuckmanufaktur says: “Once again we are pleasantly surprised by the large number of visitors and the good atmosphere.” It thus once again showed: “The watch and jewelry industry needs the face-to-face trade fair despite increasing digitalization,” says Bernd Dahlinger, Managing Partner of Dahlinger.

INHORGENTA AWARD for outstanding creations

The winners of the INHORGENTA AWARD 2023: BINDER Jewellery, BOLTENSTERN, Casio Europe, egf Manufaktur, Gerhard Hahn, Margret Hipp, Pavit Gujral, Sebastian Frost, Theodora D. and Uhrenfabrik Junghans. More information about the award

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Silvia Hendricks
Silvia Hendricks
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