Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Visitors from 93 countries attend OutDoor 2013
Visitors from 93 countries attend OutDoor 2013
16
Jul '13
The OutDoor calls... and the entire community comes together at Lake Constance. 21 465 trade visitors (2012: 21 730) from 93 countries came to the 20th edition of the leading trade show to prepare themselves in the best way possible for the new season.

"With the economy constantly in the news, there was a degree of uncertainty as to what the Outdoor 2013 would bring. The answer is confirmation that the weather still plays a crucial role in the fortunes of our industry and whilst the economic conditions have been challenging in the first half of 2013, the mood of the industry is still positive and there is still growth to look forward to”, said Mark Held, Secretary General of the European Outdoor Group (EOG), in summing things up at the close of the show.

"The best, most fitting weather possible throughout the entire show put everyone in good spirits, both in the exhibition halls and outside, and even out on the campgrounds. The unique spirit of the OutDoor was on display once again”, said a pleased Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, on the last day of the show.

Project leader Stefan Reisinger adds: "The OutDoor has once again proved that it is the world’s best address for the entire industry.” The organisers were also pleased that this year’s show enjoyed a strong international presence. Strong growth was especially registered from non-European countries such as Chile, USA, India and Indonesia.

In total, 913 exhibitors from 42 countries presented the outdoor industry’s newest products and innovations across 85 000 square meters (915,000 sq. ft.) - and with great success, as Neil Bradley, Commercial Director at Arc’teryx, EMEA confirms.

"We are really pleased with the energy and spirit of the show. Even though the market has experienced a cold and wet spring, our wholesale partners are reporting extremely strong growth. The outdoor show is a great environment for us to showcase our brand to our European customers and is critical to our business strategy.” Deuter’s appearance at the show was just as successful, reports Deuter CEO Martin Riebel: "Our customers and importers were all represented in Friedrichshafen. We are very positive as far as developments in the new year are concerned. We see the future somewhat different than others do and expect growth of 5 to 6 percent at the global level.”

Tom Ryll, Director of Business Development at Pacsafe Europe, is also looking optimistically to the future: "It is and remains the number one trade show for everyone who has anything to do with the outdoor business - even after 20 years.

“We consider two points to be important for the future: Be more innovative and don’t make ‘me too’ products, and be a brand with your own unique characteristics. Both are the case for Pacsafe. We therefore see a lot of potential for 2014 and beyond.”


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American & Efird

Textiles | On 20th May 2018

A&E introduces Repel

American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread...

Archroma working with House of Denim Foundation

Textiles | On 20th May 2018

Archroma working with House of Denim Foundation

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, has joined...

Courtesy: Amazon

Textiles | On 20th May 2018

Amazon opening first fulfillment centre in Tucson

Amazon.com is opening its first fulfillment centre in Tucson, which...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search