Baselworld Returns As B2B Platform For Mid-range Luxury Segment
After many postponements, foremost global watch show returns in 2022 as a B2B platform in the mid-range luxury segment, Instead of focusing on the spectacular appearance of luxury brands in the watch, jewellery, and gemstone sector, Baselworld Managing Director Michel Loris-Melikoff, announced at live media conference streamed online on Wednesday. In early 2020, a named change was announced for Baselworld, but with the new date announcement, the event’s management have changed their minds.
The future concept combines trends in the experience marketing market with the needs of the entire community in the mid- and high-end segment of the watch, jewellery and gemstone industry.
It would be recalled that Baselworld was last held in 2019 before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic forced the entire world to shut down all activities due to lockdown.
“After the Corona Pandemic had stalled Baselworld over the last two years, we took a lot of time to talk to our partners and exhibitors,” says Loris-Melikoff. “One thing became very clear: the Baselworld brand must remain, but it must fundamentally change.”
Now it is back in March/April 2022, and it will be very different, Baselworld used to be the most important annual meeting place for the luxury brands in the watch, jewellery, and gemstone industry, the new Baselworld will be a platform on which smaller watches and jewellery manufacturers and gemstone traders can present their products and retailers will have efficient and easy access to the diversity of manufacturers. Baselworld will become a digital platform, supplemented by live events, which will be available to the jewellery, watch, and gems industry around the clock, 365 days a year, worldwide.
The date of Baselworld 2022 will be coordinated with the trade fairs taking place in Geneva at the same time and is intended as an important supplement and additional platform for the exchange of information between all the players in the industry, including those who did not participate in Baselworld in the past.
The Baselworld will be the first independent platform that combines digital and live events. To be launched in autumn 2021, the digital platform will become a forum for exchange between all relevant representatives of the industry, the public, and the media at Baselworld 2022. New tools for content creation will be used, allowing a maximum “touch and feel” experience and providing the opportunity to expand one’s network and exchange information on the latest trends. It will be the first independent platform that combines digital and live events.
“Everyone will meet on our platform. The brands, the manufacturers, the retailers, the fans and the media,” explains Michel Loris-Melikoff. “We will offer attractive conditions and prices for all brands that want to benefit from this unique platform.”