Inhorgenta Munich has reported “strong” and international participation in a “challenging” time as 17,285 visitors from 79 countries attended the latest show, with international visitors growing to 40%.
Overall, the event, which took place from 8 April to 11 April 2022, saw 732 exhibitors from 33 countries, remaining stable at 45%.
The German trade show hailed a “successful” new start after a two-year pause due to the pandemic.
After Germany, the top 10 visitor countries were Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, Spain, Denmark, and Hungary. Additionally, for the first time, visitors came from Brazil, Malta, and Vietnam.
Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “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, jewellery and gemstone industry.”
Elena Jasper, exhibition director of Inhorgenta, added: “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.”