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EXCLUSIVE WATCHPRO RESEARCH: What UK retailers want from the exhibition industry

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With Watches & Wonders cancelling today, and Baselworld hanging by a thread because of the Coronavirus outbreak, it would be easy to conclude that the industry would rather they simply never happened again. Not so, according to exclusive research by WatchPro, which surveyed 127 owners and buyers from the UK’s largest independent and multiple retail businesses, and found an overwhelming desire for the fairs to get their act together and return to their former strength.
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THE BIG INTERVIEW: The public Life of Brian

For the first five years as chief executive of Aurum Holdings, now renamed as The Watches of Switzerland Group, Brian Duffy answered only to his American private equity owners Apollo Global Management. But since May last year, the business is operating in the public glare of a stock market listed corporation with turnover of over $1 billion, more than 140 stores in the USA and UK, and a staff of 2,500 people. How is life in the public eye? Rob Corder spoke to Mr Duffy just ahead of Christmas last year to find out.
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