Inhorgenta Munich 2020 Kicks Off With Range Of Brands, Trends And Innovations

This year's Inhorgenta Munich show started on February 14, featuring jewelry, gemstones and timepieces.
Taking place at the Munich exhibition center with 1,055 exhibitors from 44 countries. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO, of Messe München, offered a positive outlook for the coming days: “Both the increase in the number of exhibitors for the fifth year in a row and the brands attending demonstrate that INHORGENTA MUNICH is not only the leading trade fair but also the most diverse platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones in Europe.”
Hall B1 Fine Jewelry has expanded by 22 percent this year, with industry leaders such as Autore, Frey Wille, Chimento Staurino Fratelli and Luisa Rosas taking part.
Sustainability and the future of retail are major themes for discussion at the fair. "Changing consumer behavior and the discussion surrounding sustainability have brought about a major shift in the industry.
In a study conducted among exhibitors and visitors for Inhorgenta Munich, findings revealed that major sustainability challenges for the industry include the credibility of certifications (46 percent), closely followed by the quality of jewelry and watches (44 percent). In addition, some 64 percent of those surveyed believe that social media will have the greatest influence on the retail trade in future.
Hall C2, which was newly redesigned in keeping with the sustainability aspect, gave these topics a special platform with Trendfactory Munich. Visitors benefited from the expertise of many top speakers, such as Rita Lahlou, head of jewelry at Amazon, Ryan Taylor, founder of Consensas, and Patricia Syrvud from the University of Delaware.
The Inhorgenta Award was presented this year for the fourth time. A jury of industry experts and opinion leaders decided on three finalists in each of six categories, all of whom look forward to receiving the coveted prize. New to the jury were Claudia Hofmann, stylist and co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany, and Jörn Kengelbach, chief editor of the ROBB REPORT magazine.
Jewelry shows are a permanent part of the event calendar at Inhorgenta
Munich, and this year, Claudia Hofmann is the lead stylist for the models. Breath-taking pieces of fine jewelry will be specially showcased in puristic, all-white settings.
With a wide range of presentations, panels and knowledge formats, the fair is an information platform with and for industry professionals. Campus Talks offer young designers and goldsmiths the ideal contact point for all topics related to starting their careers. Watch professionals and enthusiasts can share ideas at the Watch Talks.