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Genève, Switzerland
Clocks, Jewelry
EPHJ (Environnement Professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie)
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The 21st edition of EPHJ-EPMT-SMT will take place at Palexpo between 06.06.2023 and 09.06.2023.  The exhibition grounds will follow the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. At present, Switzerland does not have domestic restrictions related to Covid-19. Likewise, the country does not have travel limitations in place. Due to such changes, attendees will not be required to present upon arrival 3G entry documents.  


EPHJ-EPMT-SMT is a three-in-one trade show concept, which unites three unique sectors around a single technology – precision technology. The international trade show has been running since 2002 and has been a major source for innovation across watchmaking, medical technology and microtechnology. The name is short for Environnement professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie – Environnement Professionnel Micro Technologies – Swiss Medical Technologies. The product portfolio is one of the most impressive in the world as it encompasses microsystem technologies, micromechanics, microelectronics and solutions for all the stages of production and processing. Precision technology is one of the most important fields at the moment and Switzerland has a long history for its watchmaking. Today, Switzerland is a major market for precision technology. This makes EPHJ-EPMT-SMT the best business platform in Europe.


EPHJ-EPMT-SMT is put together by Palexpo SA and is put together in Geneva, Switzerland every year. Editions are typically held in June and programming lasts for a total of four days. The event is held at the Palexpo and admission is given only to trade visitors. Working hours have been set for 09:00 am until 18:00 pm. The only exception is the closing day, which wraps up at 16:00 pm. There are a lot of options when it comes to commuting. The Palexpo is conveniently located right next to the airport so if you’re staying there, you can walk there in five minutes. There are also several bus lines that you can take – 5, 28 and Y. Last but not least, you can reach the exhibition centre by train as the Swiss Federal Railways train station is right beside.

What Are People Saying?

·   “An excellent showcase of Swiss know-how and, because of the location, a very gratifying number of foreign visitors,” - Cloos electronic;

·  “At a time when Industry 4.0 is becoming a thing, business is still driven by people getting together, and the fair will respond to the digital transformation by preserving its character, even if it changes how this character is expressed,” - hepia - HES-SO;

·  “Every year, the EPHJ is the place to be for the watchmaking supplier community, a date not to be-missed in our calendar, as it allows us to meet so many of our customers and counterparts among suppliers,” - Mimotec SA;

·  “This show is particularly interesting for us because we invite four apprentice watchmakers from the CEJEF. Through working on our stand, they show everyone their craft, and also find out more about its future by visiting craft stands,” - Fondation Horlogère 3900 Porrentruy;

·  “A very good platform for sharing and meeting in the precision and micro-technology sectors,” - Ciposa SA

Audience & Statistics

EPHJ-EPMT-SMT is a unique trade show as it brings in professionals from different backgrounds together under one roof, while also remaining highly specialized. You can see this in the numbers for the trade show and the diversity in trade visitors. Last live edition saw over 800 exhibitors from some twenty countries, which were more or less based in the European continent. They attracted 20,000 trade visitors, who traveled from all corners of the world. The audience comes from many industries – watchmaking, aeronautics, automotive, metrology, optics/photonics, automation and robotics, medical devices, R&D and subcontracting. What helps ensure that editions are a success is the generous support from multiple sponsors like EuroTec, helvetia, CreditSuisse, medizin & technik, AICA, opi and more.


Hotel accommodation for EPHJ-EPMT-SMT is the easiest thing to book when you’ve Trade Fair Trips ltd by your side. We offer truly flexible hotel services for trade shows and aim them at every price point. Whether you want to cut down on travel expenses or live the high life in Geneva, you can count on us to provide you with the best possible hotel deals on the market. The right location matters most and we always seek out hotels close to Palexpo for a short commute. It takes no time to have your hotel stay sorted. Our clients trust us with every aspect of their business trip. That’s why they come to us to build their exhibition booths. Book one of our excellent teams for the job. In addition, you can also reserve meeting facilities at the exhibition centre ahead of time.

Past Editions

2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of EPHJ received a great number of visitors despite the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. The exhibition grounds feature a new open plan with wide aisles. This allowed attendees to move between the stands while maintaining social distance. The edition featured several roundtable discussions. Among the discussion topics was the increasing pressure for sustainability, traceability and environmental protection on watch and jewellery subcontractors. 

2022 Edition

EPHJ 2022 was a live event that occurred between the 14th and 17th of June 2022. It was hosted at Palexpo in the absence of Covid-19 safety precautions, as a result of the lifting of the domestic limitations. The exhibition attracted approximately 700 exhibitors from 14 countries and 18,000 attendees (33% more than in 2021).

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How to get to EPHJ-EPMT-SMT
On foot
On foot:

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 50 min (3.8 km)

from Genève Aéroport = 11 min walk (850 m)

By car
By car:

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 13 min (5.5. km)

from Genève Aéroport = 1 min (900 m)

By public transport
By public transport:

from Gare Cornavin take bus 5F for 10 stops (15 min) to Grand Saconnex, Place station. from there you have additional 9 min walk to the Palexpo

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