EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION
Since 1991, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has evolved in keeping with market trends. On the eve of its 30th edition, it embarks on the biggest change in its history. Watches & Wonders Geneva is an event in two parts. The exclusive Salon is the place for professionals, media and special guests of the exhibiting maisons. New for the public, “In the City” transforms the centre of Geneva into a week-long discovery of the many facets of watchmaking excellence.
INNOVATIVE, INTERACTIVE AND CONNECTED
The Salon continues to move with its times. As business carries on its digital transformation, the Salon stands out as an exclusive gathering place for the watchmaking community, with the emphasis on networking, educational and experiential opportunities.
For the people invited to discover the latest collections from more than 30 exhibiting maisons, this is where the year’s major trends are revealed, but not only. The Salon is also an immersive experience driven by vibrant content, as well as a dynamic communication platform for exhibitors, professionals and watch enthusiasts.
A UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR COMMUNICATION
Each day, influential figures from accomplished disciplines such as fashion, design, the arts and new technologies take the stage to discuss topical issues. For the exhibiting maisons, this is also a privileged means to connect with their followers at international keynote launches, streamed live to social media. Covering a diversity of topics, LIVE’s programme turns the spotlight on the exhibiting maisons and insightful debate.
LAB, WATCHMAKING’S THINK TANK FOR INNOVATION
For the second consecutive year, tomorrow’s industry is at the heart of the Salon inside LAB, a hands-on showcase for the very latest innovations from the exhibiting maisons, as well as new technologies from start-ups of interest to the industry. An exciting journey into the future of watchmaking…
OPENING TIME AND VISITOR RECEPTION
8.30am to 7pm (Wednesday 29th April until 6pm).
From the afternoon of Thursday 23rd April 2020, Watches & Wonders Geneva hospitality staff will be at Geneva Airport to welcome and inform visitors as they arrive, and at the hotels as from Friday noon.
From Saturday 25th April to Tuesday 28th April 2020, 8.30am to 7pm, and Wednesday 29th April 2020, 8.30am to 6pm, an information desk is open for visitors requiring help finding their way around the Salon, for information on events taking place in Geneva during the week, and other useful information (Geneva street map, train and plane times, etc.).
ACCESS AND TRANSPORT
Watches & Wonders Geneva takes place at GENEVA PALEXPO, 10 minutes from Geneva city centre. It is easily reached from Geneva International Airport, Geneva Cointrin railway station, and by motorway.
Directions: A1 motorway, take the Genève Aéroport exit then follow signs for Palexpo.
Parking : Throughout Watches & Wonders Geneva, visitors can use the P12 parking (paying) located under Hall 5.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Train: From Geneva Cornavin station to the Genève Aéroport terminus.
Bus TPG: Line 5, get off at Palexpo.
Watches & Wonders Geneva official transport: from the airport and city-centre hotels to SIHH.
Watches & Wonders Geneva is organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH).
FONDATION DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE
Pont de la Machine 1
Tel.: +41 22 808 58 00
For more information: www.hautehorlogerie.org
Agnès De Bonnecorse Le Metayer
PRESS RELATIONS MANAGER