Messe Basel, the venue for Baselworld 2018, the watch and jewellery trade fair held in Basel, Switzerland, in March, which attracted only 650 exhibitors – a 50 per cent fall from the 1,300 who exhibited last year. Photo: Kim Soo-jin

Decline in Baselworld watch fair attendances follows complaints from exhibitors

Biggest story from March’s Swiss industry show – long before Swatch quit – was what future it may have after 50 per cent drop in trade companies taking part

Topic |   Baselworld 2018

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Messe Basel, the venue for Baselworld 2018, the watch and jewellery trade fair held in Basel, Switzerland, in March, which attracted only 650 exhibitors – a 50 per cent fall from the 1,300 who exhibited last year. Photo: Kim Soo-jin
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Kim Soo-jin

Kim Soo-jin

Kim Soo-jin is the digital content manager for STYLE. In her current role, she leads the magazine’s social media strategy for Facebook and Instagram, commissions stories for its website and also writes whenever she can. In the past, she has written for Good Eating, Destination Macau and SCMP’s various special reports throughout the year. During this time, her main beats included high jewellery, luxury watches and Hong Kong’s ever-evolving dining scene.