Anyone passionate about discussing the latest hiking shoe soles or recycled outdoor tents knows that OutDoor by ISPO is where it’s at. After two years away, it will be celebrating its comeback from June 12 to 14 at the Munich Order & Event Center (MOC). As such, the event’s motto “Celebrating the Outdoors” not only references the positive market growth being seen across the sector but also conveys the fact that many members of this industry sector are keen to interact in person and hold proper, real-life conversations with customers, partners and experts.
The focus here is on product highlights, services and new conceptual approaches for sustainable answers in the area of supply chain, leadership and value creation, as well as an individual market overview.
With the industry gathering of the year visitors can look forward to a diverse and finally once again unrestricted live experience with exhibition, test and socializing spaces indoors and outdoors, a multitude of networking formats, such as the European Outdoor Group Industry Breakfast, moderated panel talks, and personal interactions. After a lengthier absence the industry can once again celebrate itself.
On board this year are more than 300 brands on a total of 30,000 m². Trade professionals and retailers can expect to discover a whole range of innovative products from the Mountaineering, Trekking, Hiking, Climbing, Bouldering, Sportswear and Urban Outdoor, Camping & Outdoor Lifestyle, and Adventure Travel segments. They will also have extensive opportunities to gather information and network with sustainable companies, manufacturers and NGOs as well as start-ups and experts from the world of politics and society and from related sectors of the economy. Participants can look forward to enjoying a real flair for the outdoors thanks to unique outdoor areas, parties and side events.
Over 300 Exhibitors and Partners
Anyone who is anyone in the outdoor sector will be at the event at the MOC, including not only a huge number of companies from the largest European outdoor markets, such as Scandinavia, Italy and Germany, but also international exhibitors from Australia, Korea, the USA, and Canada. The 300 brands and manufacturers include the likes of Aclima, Aku, Austrialpin, Bach, Bergans, Cotopaxi, Danner, Deuter, Devold, Dometic, Dolomite, Eastpak, Ecco, Edelrid, Exel, Exped, Fjällräven, Grivel, Haglöfs, Hanwag, Helly Hansen, Houdini, Icebug, Kamik, KEEN, Komperdell, Leki, La Sportiva, LOWA Sportschuhe, Lowe Alpine, Rab, Maloja, Mammut, Marmot, Maul Sport, Meindl, Merrell, Millet, Montura, Mountain Equipment, Nordisk, Norrøna, Oakley, Osprey, Ortlieb, Ortovox, Oru Kayak, PETZL, Polygiene, Primus, Rossignol, Reef, Samsonite, Scott, Sea to Summit, Schöffel, Tatonka, Tecnica, Ternua, Teva, Thule, Uyn, VAUDE, Vuori, Yeti, and many more. You can find the whole list of exhibitors here.
All Sorts of (Sustainable) Innovative Products
National and international retailers, associations and attendees can look forward to discovering all sorts of innovative products at OutDoor by ISPO. Nordisk, for example, will be showcasing a fully compostable tent, and Cotopaxi will be exhibiting backpacks made from 100% recycled material. The Winqs Zerofly running shoe has been certified as being carbon neutral and adopts a circular approach, just like the SCOTT Shield Recycled goggles whereby old goggle frames are turned into new ones and even the strap is made from 100% recycled polyamide.
Further Exhibition Highlights
All ISPO Award winners will showcase their products, which were chosen by an exclusive panel of judges beforehand, in a special area in Atrium 4. The latest material trends will be presented in Atrium 3 in the Textrends Award Exhibition and Sourcing Area. Curated by partner GreenroomVoice, in the Sustainability Hub in Atrium 4 visitors will find inspirations from companies and NGOs such as American Wool, Icebug, Hohenstein, myclimate, Lavalan, Re:Down, EXPED, Globetrotter, 2nd Peak, Südwolle, VAUDE and further sustainable partners.
Camping equipment and travel products provided by major players in this industry sector will be set up in the open-air, outdoor areas in front of Motorworld for attendees to marvel at, enjoy, experience first hand, check out for themselves and put to the test.
Three Back-to-Back Conference Highlights
This year three high-quality OutDoor by ISPO conference sessions will cover the challenges and most importantly the opportunities for the industry based on new ideas and best-practice approaches:
The OutDoor Conference by EOG und NOW will be held on June 13 and 14 and will cover, for example, questions such as: How can a regenerative value chain be a driver of economic success? Together with NOW partners and the European Outdoor Group (EOG), the ISPO Team will present solutions for trade and industry designed to strengthen supply chains, customer relations and financing opportunities all at the same time. The actress Nina Eichinger will moderate the event which will be held in the Forest & River Tent outdoor area.