The Biggest ispo winter of All Times
Exhibitors from 47 countries showed their product innovations and current sports fashion collections to an international trade public from 113 countries. This means that 70 percent of the retailers and traders came from foreign countries.
"Ispo winter has once again confirmed its position as the leading international trade fair of the sporting goods and sportstyle industries with 2,026 exhibitors and 64,000 trade visitors" – stated happily Manfred Wutzlhofer, Chief Executive Officer of Messe München.
Both exhibitors and retailers praised the customized trade fair concept of ispo for the sporting goods and sportstyle industries. The growing together of sport and lifestyle continues.
"The demand in the sportstyle segment is especially strong. This is also made clear by the composition of retailers. The trend that an increasing number of retailers and purchasers from the sportstyle and shoe store segments are at ispo has continued impressively," Manfred Wutzlhofer added.
The Outdoor segment, which covered four trade fair halls and was accessible via a separate entrance, attracted 20,000 visitors alone by itself. The atmosphere at ispo fair was great. The snow ice & rock summit, the Outdoor Get-Together and the Boulder Cup were very well received by the Outdoor industry. Exhibitors especially emphasized their high esteem for the Outdoor exhibition at ispo winter, the organization of the trade fair presentation of outdoor and the great support provided by the ispo team.
After ispo winter one thing is certain, in spite of great challenges, winter sports are recovering.