【DE】ISPO Munich 2022: Previous date, hot topics and prominent athletes

The restart of ISPO Munich from 28th to 30th. November at the Munich exhibition center is under the motto: “New Perspectives on Sports.” In addition to over 1500 exhibitors from 55 countries in a total of 10 halls, visitors can expect an extensive program on site: with a lot of product innovations, a prominent conference, the award ceremony of the ISPO Cup and well-known athletes as guests. And all this at the start of the order period.


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An extensive conference in the Future Lab, the latest product and textile trends, a lot of networking events, prominent athletes, a well-known winner of the ISPO Cup and the who’s who of the sports business. In addition to the product innovations of the more than 1500 exhibitors from 55 countries, ISPO Munich offers comprehensive insights into the entire ecosystem of the sports industry at its November premiere. “It becomes clear in advance: We need new perspectives on the market, consumers, trade and sport itself. Only together will we be able to solve the many challenges in our industry. And without truly sustainable approaches and offers, you can’t get far in our business. ISPO Munich not only wants to discuss all essential issues in our industry, but also to be the central lobby platform for sport and give it the important voice that corresponds to its position in society, says Tobias Gröber, Head of ISPO Group. Brands and companies from the Outdoor, Sports Fashion, Snowsports, Health & Fitness, Textrends and Sourcing segments will be represented as exhibitors at ISPO Munich 2022.


ISPO Conference in the Future Lab with well-known experts


The topic of sustainability plays an important role in the ISPO Conference. For example, Eva Karlsson (Houdini) and Antje von Dewitz (VAUDE) will talk about the latest developments in the field of circular and regenerative business models. The conference will open on the first day of the fair with a panel on the future of winter sports in the face of climate change and energy shortages. John Yang, CEO of Helly Hansen China, also gives an insight into the development of winter sports in Asia. Other speakers of the conference include Merijn Dols, Global Director for Open Innovation and Circular Economy Danone and Joao Paulo Ferreira, CEO Natura. More than 70 startups will also be represented in the Future Lab with their product and solution innovations on the ISPO Brandnew Area. The almost 100 winning products of the current ISPO Award are exhibited in the ISPO Award area.


As part of the retail breakfast, Margit Gosau, CEO SPORT 2000 International GmbH, will talk about successful category management in sports retailers on the morning of the second day of the fair. Other topics of the trading special on Tuesday morning are recruitment, customer loyalty and digital transformation.


ISPO Cup goes to Patagonia in 2022


With the newly designed ISPO Cup, a company that makes an outstanding positive social contribution will be honored on the first day of the fair. The ISPO Cup will be presented to the outdoor clothing company Patagonia as part of an evening event on Monday – followed by the ISPO Party. The company has stood for sustainable management for decades. Company founder Yvon Chouinard transferred his shares in the company to two foundations in September, which will use all profits that will not be reinvested in the company in the future for the fight against global warming and nature conservation.


Prominent athletes at ISPO Munich


Many active and former athletes also visit ISPO Munich. Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev and his brother Mischa will inform about current training technologies in professional sports – also with the help of virtual reality – at improvr’s press conference on the first day of the fair. Professional cyclist and ski mountaineer Anton Palzer will deal with the topic of biohacking in a live recording for the Red Bull podcast, together with other experts. Decathlon Olympic champion Christian Schenk, who has just organized an “all-inclusive” festival for people with and without disabilities in Rostock, sheds light on the topics of diversity and lobbying for good together with the cyclist and Paralympic medal winner Denise Schindler and the social entrepreneur Katharina Inselkammer.


Their coming has also been promised by the ex-alpine skier Felix Neureuther, the alpinist Kazuja Hiraide, who was the first Japanese to receive the 17th Piolet d’Or Award, the “Academy Award” of mountaineering, the multiple surfing world champion Björn Dunkerbeck as well as the Swiss kiteboard World Champion and freerider Maxime Chabloz. And under the motto “Stories to be told” a session, led by Sky presenter Laura Lutz, prominent female entrepreneurs presents personalities and athletes – powered by Frauen Verbinden, Messe München’s Female Empowerment Initiative.


ISPO, Deloitte and McKinsey: Current data on the sports market


In addition to ISPO’s current Consumer Insights Report with a brand ranking and trend forecast, the latest basic data on the sports market from various market partners will be presented at ISPO Munich. Deloitte and McKinsey each present current figures and findings, the European Outdoor Group and the textile industry present new studies for the trade.


Runner’s World Running Symposium and Therapy Munich at the ICM


Parallel to ISPO Munich, therapie München will also take place for the first time at the exhibition center in the ICM. The trade fair with congress is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational and sports therapists as well as masseurs and medical lifeguards. A total of 90 exhibitors show products and services around the growing market of therapy and medical rehabilitation. Also at home in the ICM is on the 29th. November the Runner’s World Running Symposium. In specialist lectures and analyses, the current developments in the running industry are also illuminated for the trade. Companies such as Adidas, Arion, Falke, Joe Nimble, On and True Motion present themselves there.


ISPO Munich is not only a showcase of new products in the sporting goods industry, it is the central industry meeting place where personal contacts between manufacturers, specialist retailers and other industry players are in the foreground. With the new date at the end of November, we are right at the start of the order period,” says Lena Haushofer, Exhibition Director of ISPO Munich.



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