With 1,018 exhibitors and more than 22,000 trade visitors, OutDoor by ISPO took place from June 30 to July 3. Under the motto ‘There’s a perfect outdoor for everyone’, Europe’s largest outdoor trade fair was held for the first time in Munich, Germany.
A new, open hall concept, 18 focus areas inside and outside the halls, as well as a far-reaching supporting program for trade visitors turned the fair into an experience platform for the modern outdoor world. For the first time a specialist bike segment was part of the trade show. The industry concentrated on one theme in particular: sustainability.
Themes presented at the trade fair ranged from classic outdoor activities such as hiking, trail running, water sports and urban outdoor to the first-time integration of adventure travel and bikes. By expanding the traditional concept of outdoor, OutDoor by ISPO was also able to attract many new exhibitors.
New exhibitors included the cycling softgoods brands ION and Endura. Bicycle brands such as Husqvarna, Scott, Raymon, BH Bikes, Cake, Ttici, Geos, HNF Nicolai and TQ Systems showcased their products as part of the bike test track.
In addition to the annual trade fair, OutDoor by ISPO is offering a high-reach, year-round platform to the entire outdoor community. This will be based on the ISPO network ecosystem with ‘numerous analogue and digital services along the entire value chain’. Manufacturers, retailers and end consumers will thus have access to relevant and up-to-date industry topics 365 days a year.
OutDoor by ISPO is positioned as a year-round platform for a new outdoor movement, combined with the largest annual international trade fair for the outdoor sector. This is carried out in close partnership with the European Outdoor Group (EOG).
ISPO Business Solutions expand the portfolio year-round with both digital as well as cross-media services and looking to create a far-reaching platform for the whole outdoor community. The trade fair OutDoor by ISPO is held for the first time at Messe München from June 30 to July 3, 2019. From 1993 to June 2018, Friedrichshafen hosted the trade fair.
The next Outdoor by ISPO trade fair will be held from June 28 to July 1, 2020, in Munich.
Other upcoming dates from the ISPO network are:
• ISPO Shanghai from July 5-7, 2019
• ISPO Munich from January 26-29, 2020
• ISPO Beijing from February 12-15, 2020