ISPO MUNICH 2016—Full house, prominent guests and virtual fitness worlds
More than 80,000 industry professionals from 120 countries came to ISPO MUNICH, the world’s largest sports business exhibition, held from January 24 to 27. Visitor numbers increased from Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Sports Personality of the Year
“I am very happy to have received the ISPO Trophy. It is a great honor for me to be on a list of recipients that includes such prominent names such as Max Schmeling, Alberto Tomba, Markus Wasmeier or Pelé,” award winner Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner said.
The Latest Trends and Developments in Sports—The Side Event Program at ISPO MUNICH 2016
The ISPO ACADEMY will be held for the fourth time in the East Entrance EO.04 area at ISPO MUNICH. The ISPO ACADEMY offers seminars, workshops and panel discussions on the latest trends and developments in the sporting goods industry.
ISPO MUNICH 2016—even more exhibitors and many prominent Figures
ISPO MUNICH 2016 offers nine fully packed exhibition segments in 16 exhibition halls covering 180,000 square meters. These impressive figures underline the event’s role as key trade show of the international sports business.
Ausführungen von Werner Haizmann zur Hauptpressekonferenz (Translation follows)
Der europäische und somit auch der deutsche Sportfachhandel starten bei der ISPO MUNICH 2016 wieder in ein Eventjahr. Wir erwarten uns deshalb weitere Umsatzsteigerungen, vor allem im Teamsportbereich.
Statement von Frank A. Dassler zur Hauptpressekonferenz (Translation follows)
In meinem dritten Jahr als Präsident des Weltverbands der Sportartikelindustrie nehme ich heute eine vornehmlich globale Sichtweise ein und möchte zu den aktuellen Chancen, aber auch Herausforderungen unserer Branche Stellung beziehen.
An outdoor jacket made of molasses, an athletic shoe made of plastic marine debris, or a cycling shoe made of eco-leather—manufacturers are bringing plenty of sustainable innovations to this year’s ISPO MUNICH.
Since 2013 ISPO has honored the sports industry’s most creative marketing campaigns with the ISPO AWARD COMMUNICATION. For the 2016 edition ISPO searched the market and an independent jury selected eight GOLDWINNERs from all nominated projects.
Health & Fitness is a strongly expanding growth market. 70 percent of the current German workforce considers life stressful; every fifth worker suffers from permanent stress. Chronic stress can have a negative impact on health.
ISPO Presents the Best Performance Textiles and Components
Four years after its premiere ISPO TEXTRENDS has established itself as a valuable and popular platform for groundbreaking textile trends and innovations among designers, product managers and the media.
ISPO SHANGHAI 2015: ISPO’s new summer show in China celebrates successful premiere
The overwhelming success of ISPO SHANGHAI owes a great deal to its multi-sector concept including established and emerging communities for the running, outdoor, fitness, watersports, action sports, sports style, fashion and fabrics segments.
ISPO is well known as a network for innovations. In the textile segment it offers an informative platform for innovative fabrics and components, ISPO TEXTRENDS. In 2015 the forum experienced a 65 percent increase in visitor numbers.
Ausführungen von Klaus Dittrich zur Hauptpressekonferenz (german)
1. Einführung Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, ich begrüße Sie herzlich zur Hauptpressekonferenz der ISPO MUNICH 2015 und möchte Ihnen heute einen Überblick über das Messegeschehen und die vielfältigen Angebote der ISPO geben.
ISPO BEIJING 2015: Asia’s Strongest Sporting Goods Exhibition Posts New Record Numbers
A total of 434 exhibitors (2014: 431) with 656 brands presented their products from the Outdoor, Action Sports, Ski, Sportstyle and Fabrics & Fibres segments on about 40,000 square meters of exhibit space.
Conferences, Lectures, Panel Discussions and Events Guarantee Four Attractive and Informative Trade Show Days
The third ISPO ACADEMY will be held at ISPO MUNICH 2015 at the Conference Arena in the East Entrance EO.04. A special highlight is the panel discussion on the future of sports retail on Friday beginning at 13:00.
The ISPO AWARD is a reliable tool for retailers to navigate the multi-faceted selection of sporting goods offered by the industry. Consumers like the award because it provides them with neutral purchasing advice by experts.
ISPO BEIJING 2015: Top Brands And Plenty Of Highlights At Asia’s Strongest Sporting Goods Exhibition
The exhibition has been consistently expanding its role as the only B2B multi-segment platform in the Asia-Pacific region since 2005. At its tenth anniversary the event celebrated a new visitor record with 30,000 visiting business professionals.
Strong partnerships in the kayaking and water segment
ISPO SHANGHAI, taking place from July 2 to 4, 2015, will be the first cross-segment sports business platform in the growing Chinese market, with the kayaking and water segment expecting tremendous growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
The ISPO AWARD is the seal of quality for extraordinary sports products. The ASIAN PRODUCTS segment expanded the concept in 2013. The focus is on entries from Asian companies, evaluated by a neutral, international jury in Munich.
The expansion of the ISPO AWARD by adding the COMMUNICATION area offers an international platform for all creatives in the sports business. Their work embodies the form, image and impact of the world of sports as presented to the public.
Newcomer Competition Receives Record Number of Entries
ISPO BRANDNEW, the world’s largest newcomer competition in the sports business, will honor the top 50 newcomers from the international sports industry. Former winners test and evaluate the entries during the jury meeting at the end of October.
Messe München International adds the ISPO SHANGHAI to its exhibition portfolio which already includes ISPO BEIJING; the new event is yet another strong, segment-overlapping sports business platform in the key growth market of China.
One-Time Date Change for ISPO BEIJING 2015 to January
In 2015 the Chinese New Year celebrations start on February 19, and traditionally last for fifteen days, thus overlapping the usual February date for ISPO BEIJING. Moving the trade show forward was essential.
Textile Innovations For The Sportswear Market 2015/2016
The ISPO Textrends Forum presented innovations from the textile and component sector for the second time during ISPO MUNICH. Close to 2,450 interested visitors – representing an increase of 63 percent – came to this year’s forum.
The desire of the industry for a summer platform in China has been expressed increasingly at ISPO BEIJING, which has taken place for the past 10 years. In addition to Winter ISPO, it should simplify the required market coverage.