SIHH / BaselWorld 2008

Geneva, Switzerland - The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (HH) has announced that the SIHH, the organization's annual invitation-only luxury-watch trade show, will not expand in 2008 due to space constraints.

The SIHH (or Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), scheduled concurrently with the 2008 BaselWorld show from April 7-12, 2008, is being held at the Palexpo in Geneva. Various watch companies have asked to be added to the show's current lineup of 16 brands, but could not be accommodated due to the space required by other exhibitions at Palexpo during this time.

"The number of brands exhibiting at the SIHH will remain the same in 2008, with their allocated areas," the HH said in a statement.

In related news, the 2009 SIHH, scheduled from Jan 19 - 24, 2009, will not coincide with the 2009 BaselWorld show, scheduled from March 26 - April 2, 2009.

"In view of dates that are already confirmed for the Geneva Motor Show and other events programmed by Palexpo, the Basel and Geneva fairs cannot coincide," the HH said.