ISPO Beijing 2015 Breaks Records with Nearly 30,000 Attendees
A total of 434 exhibitors, compared with 431 last year, 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.
Nearly 30,000 visitors attended the fully booked exhibition center, which reflected another slight increase in the number of visitors.
Klaus Dittrich, chairman of the management of Messe München GmbH, said of the show, “The four trade show days once again showed that the sporting goods industry continues to grow in China. This is also evident in the increasing number and quality of the exhibitors. In addition to numerous great Asian brands like Kailas, Mobi Garden and Toread, the list of exhibitors also included many international companies, such as Garmont, LOWA, Mammut and TECNICA. Craft, Dynastar, Gore, La Sportiva, Point65, Swix and Thule participated for the first to introduce their products on the Chinese market.”
The community exhibits by countries including Austria, Korea, Czech Republic and Taiwan were evidence of the international character of ISPO BEIJING.
The Asia Pacific Snow Conference (APSC) also experienced an increase in number of participants. The focus topics “Olympic Games 2022” and “Ski Resort Planning” were well received.
Also successful was the ISPO TEXTRENDS Forum with textile trends, innovations and colors for the fall/winter season 2016/2017. The Industry Forum, which features the latest facts and figures that pertain to the sporting goods market in China, also was successful.
In cooperation with Alpitec China, ISPO BEIJING offers 360° coverage of the sports market. It is the ideal platform to gain comprehensive information on new products from sportswear to equipment and the latest trends under one roof.
“In terms of future development of the exhibition we very much welcome the Chinese industry’s initiative to instill a stronger awareness for health and sports in society”, Dittrich said. “We are positive that thanks to this endorsement we can expect a healthy continuing growth in the sports sector in China.”
This summer’s ISPO SHANGHAI is yet another event by Messe München International for the growing Chinese market.
The exhibition will be held July 2-4 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). As a multi-segment exhibition ISPO SHANGHAI focuses even more closely on Fitness, Water Sports and Sportstyle in addition to Outdoor and Action.
So far, more than 300 brands have confirmed their participation, including Camelbak, Fjäll Räven, Mammut and Toread.