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Exhibitors, buyers and visitors decline by 3 percent BASELWORLD 2016: Satisfied exhibitors and good response

Baselworld 2016, the unique and unmissable trendsetting show for the global watch and jewellery industry came to a positive conclusion today after eight eventful and memorable days.

1,500 of the world's most famous and prestigious brands representing the entire spectrum of watches, jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls as well as machinery and supplies united in Basel with renowned buyers and the global pressto take the pulse of the market, celebrate the unveiling of new collections and experience first-hand the launch of trendsetting innovations and creations.

The latest edition of the undisputed trendsetting event for the world's watch and jewellery industry, Baselworld 2016, lived up to its reputation as the launching pad for global trends. The show once again was the nerve centre for more than 145,000 attendees that comprised representatives from exhibiting companies, buyers and visitors (- 3% vs 2015) and journalists (+2.3% vs 2015) from over 100 countries. At the focal point of the entire industry, Baselworld 2016 provided attendees the unique opportunity to take the pulse of the market, discover those new trendsetting collections that will prevail for the following 12 months, and equally importantly, to capitalise on the enormous business opportunities that are available exclusively at Baselworld. Around 4,400 (+2.3% vs 2015) representatives of the press from over 70 countries attended the show.

Hitting an incredible high, over 11,000 journalists from all over the world followed the livestream of the opening press conference underlining Baselworld's wide reach and universal attractiveness. With every form of mass communication represented, the incredible impact driven by Baselworld reverberated around the globe, with after-effects that will last for the next 12 months as the trendsetting innovations and creations presented here reach their final destinations and populate show windows in the most illustrious locations of the world’s metropolises.

Renowned for its dynamism, insight and ingenuity, the watch and jewellery industry celebrated another successful edition of Baselworld.