The Environnement Professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie exhibition will be held from June 14 to 17 at Palexpo in Geneva, with over 20,000 visitors expected.
Environnement Professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie is Switzerland’s most important annual trade fair for high precision, subcontracting in watchmaking and jewelry, microtechnology and medical technology.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the show, which will see an increase in participation compared to September 2021. It will be an opportunity to highlight innovation, employment, business and youth. Indeed, 6 years after the first edition, EPHJ has once again questioned young Swiss people, via a national survey of 16-25 year olds, to better understand their aspirations, their consumption and their perception of watches and their universe. The results show an interesting evolution of their habits in this area, with, in particular, a change in their preferred brand. The complete results will be unveiled during the first day of the Show in the presence of watch experts, around a debate.
This year, the number of exhibiting companies has increased by 26% compared to September 2021, reaching more than 700 exhibitors. 15 different countries will be represented among the exhibitors, including the United States, although the majority of exhibitors will remain Swiss, with 22 cantons represented. French companies will not be outdone with, for example, Authentic Material, which will present in the start-up area, its material innovations in the fields of watchmaking and luxury jewelry. Their know-how? Collecting natural materials that are no longer used in order to transform them into materials of superior quality or utility.
One of the current concerns of the high-precision watchmaking market is the difficulty of recruiting in an increasingly tight market where recruitment periods are getting longer. Following a survey of exhibitors, nearly a third of them replied that they currently have open positions and are ready to recruit. This is why the show has decided to dedicate the last day to this theme, in partnership with JobWatch, which will mobilize its large network of candidates to organize a Job Dating session on June 17. Candidates, future graduates or future apprentices will have the opportunity to meet numerous companies looking for talent during this special day.
Among the highlights will be the famous Round Tables, which will address daily themes around current industry topics such as the need to see more clearly in the jungle of certifications and other ESG/CSR labels, innovation opportunities for high-precision or the current trend of Swiss watchmaking to develop mainly towards the high-end.
The “Exhibitors’ Grand Prix” will reward the best innovation of the year, voted by its peers among all the technological advances that will be presented this year. Finally, the winners of the Watch Medtech Challenge will also be revealed to highlight the links between watchmaking and medical technologies.
The EPHJ show will be held from June 14 to 17 at Palexpo in Geneva. For more information, click here.
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Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.