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Bonhams Appoints New Chairman
Bonhams has hired Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, the former CEO of Baselworld owner MCH Group, as its chairman. He will replace Bruno Vinciguerra, who became global CEO of the auction house earlier this year.Hoejsgaard is the chairman...
Polished Markets Oct 12, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
How JCK Virtual Compared with the Real Deal
The first JCK Virtual show, which ran from August 11 to 14, was a chance to test a new exhibition model that, if successful, could help companies do business during the coronavirus era. The event was free...
Polished Markets Aug 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Houruniverse
Baselworld Owner Creates New Trade Show
Baselworld owner MCH Group has established Houruniverse, a new trade fair for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industries that will run virtually throughout the year and feature an annual live event.Buyers and...
Polished Markets Jul 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld to Drop Name, Change Venue
Baselworld’s organizers are planning to change the event’s name, restructure its format and choose a new location following its falling-out with exhibitors and the cancellation of its January 2021 show.“The date of January 2021...
Watches May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld 2018 Hall 1
Baselworld 2021 Show Canceled
The organizer of Baselworld has called off the next edition of the show, scheduled for January to February 2021, following a revolt over timing and refunds.MCH Group said it had reached an agreement with exhibitors and...
Watches May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Bulgari store London
LVMH Pulls Out of Baselworld
LVMH has withdrawn its four watch and jewelry brands from the 2021 Baselworld show after several other industry heavyweights quit the event.Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith will instead take...
Watches Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Rolex
Baselworld Mulls Its Future as More Brands Quit
Five major watch brands have pulled out of the 2021 Baselworld show, prompting organizers MCH Group to consider the event’s future.Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Tudor will launch a new fair in Geneva...
Watches Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Exhibitors Clash with Baselworld over Refund Policy
Exhibitors who had signed up for Baselworld’s 2020 show are frustrated over the fair’s choice of new dates and refund options after the show was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.Organizers MCH Group...
Polished Markets Apr 13, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas to Go Ahead
The JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows will take place as planned, their organizer has confirmed, allaying fears the coronavirus would jeopardize the events.“At this time of global concern, Reed Exhibitions and...
Polished Markets Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld Canceled Due to Coronavirus
Baselworld has called off this year’s fair after Swiss authorities banned large-scale events because of the coronavirus.Show organizer MCH Group has postponed the event — which had been scheduled to take place April...
Watches Mar 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Watches and Wonders 2019.
Geneva Watch Fair Canceled; Baselworld Still On
The organizers of the Watches & Wonders Geneva show have canceled the April event due to the coronavirus. Baselworld is still set to take place, as it stands.Switzerland’s Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie said it was its “duty” to anticipate...
Watches Feb 27, 2020 Rapaport News
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Bulgari Is Latest Brand to Exit Baselworld
Italian luxury brand Bulgari has confirmed it will not be participating in the 2020 edition of Baselworld, a little over a week after Gucci announced it was exiting this year’s show.The reasons behind Bulgari’s departure were not...
Retail Feb 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Gucci Baselworld 2019
Gucci Pulls Out of Baselworld
Gucci has become the latest major brand to skip this year’s Baselworld show, citing the new timing of the event as its reason for staying away, according to the fair’s organizers.The dates of the 2020...
Retail Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong during coronavirus Jan 2020
Hong Kong Shows Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Organizers of two upcoming jewelry trade shows in Hong Kong have postponed the events as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond mainland China.The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which was due...
Polished Markets Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
HK show Sept 2019
Hong Kong Show Reflects Slow Chinese Demand
The timing of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & GemFair was unfortunate, coming amid a wave of anti-government demonstrations inthe city. But for many participants, the political tensions were masking thebigger issue: Chinese...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Baselworld
LVMH Still Has Time for Baselworld
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will participate in the2020 edition of Baselworld, as the exhibition works to revamp its program andtailor its format specifically to the luxury retailer. The current setup will continue at next year’s...
Polished Markets Apr 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Breitling Navitimer watch
Breitling to Exit Baselworld Fair
Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling will not return toBaselworld in 2020, and will instead focus on marketing through its ownplatform.Although the watch and jewelry exhibition proved successfulfor the company this year, the fair’s...
Retail Apr 16, 2019 Rapaport News
LVMH
LVMH Jewelry Sales Rise in First Quarter
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton saw a jump in jewelry andwatch sales in the first quarter, led by a strong performance at Bulgari. Revenue for the category increased 9% to EUR 1.05 billion($1.18 billion) for the three months...
Retail Apr 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Baselworld 2019 Hall 1
Jury Still Out on Baselworld
Gem and jewelry exhibitors gave mixed responses tochanges at the struggling Baselworld show, with many stillundecided as to whether they would return to the trade fair.Visitor traffic was relatively light throughout thesix-day event, which...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2019 Anthony DeMarco
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