Watches & Wonders 2016 cancelled as show goes biennial

Watches & Wonders, SIHH’s sister show for the Asian luxury watch market, has announced that it will now be run as a biennial event.

The 2016 event, scheduled for September, has been cancelled with the next show taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibitors Centre in 2017.

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) has been staging Watches & Wonders in Hong Kong since 2013 and last year greeted 20,000 visitors, including 800 press from across the continent, an increase of 25% on the previous year.

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The SIHH exhibitors committee will now be looking at staging ‘new developments’ in other parts of the world. This could mean a travelling show, that alternates with Hong Kong every other year.

Twelve of the Richemont brands that exhibit at SIHH show at Watches & Wonders, which serves Asia-Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Macao, mainland China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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