Baselworld 2013 — The World Watch and Jewellery Show

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• Dates: April 25 to May 2
Location: Messe Basel/Basel Exhibition Center, Basel, Switzerland
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Number of visitors: 104,000, from 100 countries
Number of exhibitors: 1,460, from 40 countries
Number of journalists: 3,300, from 70 countries
Exhibition space: 1.5 million square feet
Baselworld Village: An after-hours gathering place offering restaurants and bars and billed as “an international get-together in the heart of the city.”
Hours: April 25 and May 1, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: Binningerstrasse 14, Basel
Restaurants: Acqua Osteria (; Baracca Zermatt (
Reservations: +41-61-564-66-66; +41-61-564-66-99

Future dates:
March 27 to April 3, 2014
March 19 to March 26, 2015

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Organizer: MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
Web site:

6 million: Number of business cards exchanged at Baselworld.
17,491 square feet: Size of the biggest booth at Baselworld.
65 square feet: Size of the smallest booth at Baselworld.

609: Average price (in euros) of a Swiss watch exported in 2011 ($1,068 at average exchange rate in 2011).
75: Share of mechanical watches in percent of total exports by value (versus 20 percent by volume).
20: Percent increase of the average value of Swiss watches between 2006 and 2012.
95: Percent of the Swiss watch production to be exported.
21.4 billion: Value of Swiss watch exports in 2012 (in Swiss francs) ($22.9 billion at average exchange).

Sources: Baselworld, Deloitte