Baselworld bids farewell to Sylvie Ritter — its 'driving force' for 15 years

Sylvie Ritter has just stepped down from her role as managing director of Baselworld after 15 years in the post, as the winds of change reach the top echelons of its management Ritter has been with the MCH Group – which organises Baselworld, the watch and jewellery industry’s trade show – for 26 years. “After 26 years with the MCH Group, it’s time for me to take on new challenges,” Ritter says. 5 best jewellery designs seen at Baselworld She has often been referred to as the “driving force” behind Baselworld’s success Ten years ago, the fair recorded 2,087 exhibitors.

In 2011, the fair had 2,000 exhibitors The numbers have continued to dip – this year, only 650 exhibitors attended, a 50 per cent drop from the 1,300 exhibitors, who were there last year. Ritter will be replaced by Michel Loris-Melikoff, who joined the MCH Group three years ago as director of MCH Beaulieu . More