Twenty years ago, watch and jewellery professionals gathered together under the guidance of André Colard and Olivier Saenger at an event devoted totally to them: the very first EPHJ Show! Back then, you had to be bold and a bit of visionary to sense just how much watchmaking and jewellery professionals – whether upstream or downstream of the finished product – needed to showcase their professionalism and expertise. Having too often stood in the shadow cast by leading brands at major watchmaking shows, subcontractors were quick to respond to EPHJ’s call. And since then, this Swiss trade show has continued to grow coolly and steadily, without fanfare – in keeping with the legendary discretion evinced by these craftsmen in their workshops. There were barely 100 exhibitors back in 2002, but today, with an average of 800 exhibitors every year, EPHJ grown into the leading international high-precision event and the most important trade show in Switzerland. Its enlightened and visionary diversification into microtechnology and medtech has paid off, promoting synergies among exhibitors. This success, built up gradually over the years, belongs first and foremost to all those companies that vie every year to be the most inventive, creative, talented, detail-oriented and most professional – the envy of the world. The very best from the high-precision world will help us celebrate our 20th birthday that we are so looking forward to this year from 14 to 17 June.