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BaselWorld 2013 reports 17% increase in visitors

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BaselWorld has closed its doors for another year and has reported a 17% increase in visitor numbers compared to 2012.

This year’s show will be remembered for a generally upbeat vibe, a new look and positive investment.

The 41st show, which was hotly anticipated thanks to a hall complex revamp by Herzog & Meuron, welcomed approximately 122,000 visitors over eight days, which was a 17% increase on last year.

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The event featured 1,460 exhibitors from 40 countries.

The BaselWorld organisers have reported that those attending brands questioned said business volume for the first week exceeded 2012. A spokesperson said: "The past eight days were more than encouraging and give every reason to believe that results will match, if not outperform, those of 2012.

You will be able to read a more detailed review of the show in the May issue of WatchPro.

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