BASELWORLD 2010 opening ceremony
Federal Councillor Leuenberger to open the World Watch and Jewellery Show BASELWORLD 2010
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BASELWORLD, the World Watch and Jewellery Show, opens its doors from March 18 to 25, 2010. The Swiss Federal Councillor, Moritz Leuenberger, will open the show. For 1,915 exhibiting companies and nearly 100,000 buyers from all over the world, BASELWORLD 2010 will be the sector’s most important event of the year.
BASELWORLD, the world’s largest and most important show for the watch and jewellery industry, opens on Thursday, March18, 2010, in Basel. With 160,000 m2 of floor space, BASELWORLD 2010 is Switzerland’s largest trade event. Showcasing innovative products and trends, BASELWORLD is set to reinforce its position as the world’s leading watch and jewellery show.
The opening ceremony will be performed by Federal Councillor Moritz Leuenberger, Christoph Brutschin (Councillor of the Canton of Basel-Stadt), Jacques J. Duchêne (President of the Exhibitors’ Committee) and René Kamm (CEO of MCH Group).
Positive signs expected
1,915 watch and jewellery exhibitors from 45 countries will be out in force at BASELWORLD to showcase their latest products and collections. Once again, many of the companies present are exhibiting exclusively at BASELWORLD, underlining the event’s importance and the high hopes associated with it. The show’s directors can therefore look forward to BASELWORLD 2010 giving positive signs to the watch and jewellery industry. After challenging times, the event should decisively herald a phase of recovery or upturn for manufacturers and the trade.
Major national importance of BASELWORLD
The presence of Federal Councillor Leuenberger emphasises the major importance of the World Watch and Jewellery Show for the Swiss watch industry. Exhibitors presenting products in Basel represent over 90% of total exports by the country’s third most important sector. This year, BASELWORLD is again a shining example for the local watch industry and associated suppliers. During the show, about 100,000 buyers and almost 3,000 media representatives from 100 countries are expected to visit Basel.