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ISPO BEIJING: Asia’s strong sports trade show posts new record figures

IMG_0175ISPO BEIJING continues its success story. 29.948 participants came to Beijing from January 28 to 31, 2015. This year, the show hosted over 430 exhibitors with more than 600 brands. Exhibitors praised the high quality of the visitors and the first-class side event program – in particular the Trend Forum, the Asia Pacific Snow Conference (APSC) and the ISPO TEXTRENDS Forum.

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. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Management of Messe München GmbH shares a positive review: “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 further reflected 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 very well received. Also very successful was the ISPO TEXTRENDS Forum with textile trends, innovations and colors for the fall/winter season 2016/2017.

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”, said chairman Klaus Dittrich. “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 attractive event by Messe München International for the growing Chinese market. The exhibition will be held from July 2-4, 2015 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. More than 300 brands have already confirmed their attendance.

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