Thursday, 22. January 2015
Action Sports at ISPO MUNICH 2015
From February 5 to 8, 2015 ISPO MUNICH will present the complete bandwidth of Action Sports in three exhibit halls, A1 through A3. In addition to hosting presentations by leading brands ISPO MUNICH acts as a meeting place for the international Action Sports scene thanks to a variety of special exhibitions.
The new platform ISPO Cold Water Surfing presented by Patagonia in hall A2 is the first European special exhibit on hi-tech surf equipment. Presented in cooperation with EuroSIMA this exhibit includes brands such as Rip Curl, Billabong, O’Neill, Xcel, Patagonia and Finisterre. A variety of lectures, product workshops and panel discussions will provide information on trends and developments in surfing. A centrally located bar invites participants to network and turns the ISPO Cold Water Surfing exhibit booth into the meeting place for the surfing scene.
Following last year’s successful premiere of the ISPO Freeski Summit the special exhibition on park and backcountry skiing rings in the second round with the ISPO Freeski Summit presented by MIPS AB. Hall A3 hosts product presentations by Colmar, Meier Skis, Mips AB, Soul Skis, Stereo Skis and others. The side event program with a variety of lectures and expert discussions reflects the latest trends and development in freeskiing. Visitors can look forward to an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the status quo of the freeskiing culture.
Tailgate Munich powered by ISPO is a special exhibition on backcountry snowboarding that will present innovative equipment from this segment for the third time in hall A1. Hall A1 also hosts the special exhibition ISPO Inspire covering corporate social responsibility (Brands For Good) and eco-friendly production (Greenroom Voice). Brands and institutions like Finisterre, Fjällräven, Fairwear, EQ, Burton, Amnesty International, Go Shred, High Five, Jones Snowboards and the Surfrider Foundation introduce their products and projects in this area.
This year, for the first time, the ISPO BRANDNEW Village will also be located in hall A1. The Village will host the top 50 sports business newcomers presenting themselves to visitors and media representatives from all over the world.
Art and action sports have always had a very close connection. The exhibition “Intoxicated Demons” presents Monkrom City powered by ISPO in hall A2 features collaborative projects between designers and action sports brands in a very special and distinct way. Furthermore, in hall A1 the partners Nitro Snowboards and Faction Skis bring together street artists like Jose Walker, Ray Moore, Rafa Moreno and Miguel Panadero at the ISPO TanDem Space.
Another highlight is the sneaker exhibition #ONEHUNDRED @ ISPO 2015. By presenting 100 different sneakers the Sneaker Freaker Magazine tells stories of footwear from all over the world and all eras. This is the place to immerse yourself with all senses to discover the fascination inspired by “sneakers” and all aspects of the fashion and pop culture.
More than 40,000 online viewers followed the finals of last year’s Volcom Mini Ramp Contest powered by ISPO in hall A2. This year, Friday through Sunday, Europe’s best skaters will once again show off their best tricks on the mini ramp and compete in one of Europe’s most important skateboard contests.
The Scooter Shred Ramp powered by Greenover Ltd in hall A3 guarantees spectacular scooter action. There are three shows every day, as well as a “Best Trick” contest during which the best scooter riders prove what they are made of.
Additional action sports highlights are waiting at the Longboard Embassy, the special exhibition on Skateboard Longboarding in hall A2, and in the SUP Area by Paddle Expo in hall A3 with leading brands from the stand-up paddle industry, such as Bic, FunCare, Nrs and Starboard.
The ISPO EASY platform offers smaller brands an opportunity to present their products to the international visitors in all three action sports exhibit halls. This year’s exhibitors include, among others, Original Landyards, Blackstrap, West Snowboarding, Bro! On The Lip, Maui and Sons and Wet Sweets.
All in all, the Action Sports segment at ISPO MUNICH 2015 offers an extensive bandwidth of international brands. In addition to well-known industry greats there will also be a variety of new exhibitors, including Polartec, Northwave, Amplid, Kästle, SAGA, Carrera, SH+, Extrem Skis, P.B.W.C., High Sierra, HAD, Skate4u, Trops, Sooruz, Zlagboard, Baja Clothing, Super Brand, C1RCA, G3 and Dr. Zipe, presenting their products from February 5 to 8, 2015.