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de la Haute Horlogerie

Launched in 2008, the Forum de la Haute Horlogerie is an annual gathering for professionals in Fine Watchmaking.
Organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, it is an opportunity to reflect and exchange on an overarching theme, and to consider, in perspective, the major trends within the luxury industry.

Why a Forum ?

The Forum de la Haute Horlogerie gives professionals in the branch time out to exchange ideas independently of business considerations. The themes chosen by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), which organises the Forum, are an opportunity to gather new information and debate matters of interest to the luxury industry and the trends that shape its future.

Who for ?

The Forum de la Haute Horlogerie is an opportunity for decision-makers and other watchmaking professionals in both Switzerland and the international markets to come together, away from immediate business concerns. It also welcomes personalities from institutions, industry, business and the media, testimony to the outward-looking nature of the event. In total, the Forum is open to 300 participants, by invitation only.

Who we are ?

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was established in Geneva in 2005 to promote and share the expertise and innovation of technical and precious Fine Watchmaking.

The FHH is active in Switzerland and internationally to introduce a wide audience to this highly distinctive world of creativity, culture and tradition. With 27 partner Maisons and established across international markets, it is recognised as a global thought leader for the watchmaking profession. Its missions are to inform, train and recognise.

FHH website 


Each year, decision-makers, influencers, political and business leaders, entrepreneurs and personalities from the world of watchmaking converge on the Forum de la Haute Horlogerie, an event that examines the direction the world is taking in an original light. Meet the keynote speakers at previous editions, and discover their different angles on watchmaking as it stands up to new economic challenges.

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Official Partner


UBS is the main partner to the Forum de la Haute Horlogerie. Firmly anchored in the Swiss economy and with a strong global presence, UBS provides essential analyses to forecast future developments and needs within the economy. Its support of the Forum de la Haute Horlogerie promotes the sharing of knowledge and helps build synergies around common values.

UBS website 

IMD business school

The Forum de la Haute Horlogerie has the privilege to be hosted by IMD Business School in Lausanne, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s main partner for the event. The IMD campus provides an ideal setting for the Forum, as both believe a better understanding of the present is essential to apprehending

IMD website

2017 Edition

Trends and new directions: find out about the 2017 Forum.

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