Will you participate in Baselworld? Here is the result of the mini survey by gioiellis.com among the companies at VicenzaOro ♦ ︎
Will you participate in Baselworld? We have asked the question to about thirty companies present at VicenzaOro, with a mini survey that certainly does not have the ambition to be exhaustive, but at the same time it can indicate which are the moods among the protagonists of the jewelry. The result? The reading is positive or negative according to which point of view the answers are considered. If we were to summarize the general sense, it is that a sense of uncertainty prevails: well, maybe, we are thinking about it, we’ll see, we haven’t decided yet. A good part of the answers were of this tone, even if the yes and no decisions were not lacking.
For example, there are those who, like Yoko London or Fope, have assured that they will be present at the next Basel fair. But others preferred to postpone the decision. One of the factors that make uncertain, explained several industry players at Gioiellis.com (with the promise of anonymity), is the shift of the date by over a month. Indeed, by 2020 Baselworld has postponed the start of the fair to 30 April to coordinate with the Sihh in Geneva. And doesn’t like this change to somebody. Other jewelers, on the other hand, said they were waiting to understand what the changes announced by Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld, will be at the closing press conference of the last edition.
Of course, the news that another big jeweler, Jacob & co, decided to desert the Basel jewelry fair did not contribute to stimulating the desire to participate.
Number of respondents: 29
Yes, we will definitely return to Baselworld: 7 (24.1%)
We have no intention of participating in Baselworld: 10 (34.5%)
Perhaps, we are undecided: 12 (41.4%)