ISPO Shanghai to expand products set in new trade show

December 14, 2016 - Germany

ISPO Shanghai, an expo showing the latest trends in six segments that include outdoor, paddling & watersports, fitness & running, sports tourism, functional textile and action sports & sport style, is set to expand its products with a new trade show ‘Sports Tech Asia’, to be held from July 6 to 8, 2017, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

As a joint venture of Messe München and Adsale Exhibition Services, the event will take place simultaneously with ISPO Shanghai. Within the scope of this cooperation, ISPO Shanghai not only presents the finished products but also highly innovative production technologies and the future of manufacturing.

The organisers of the event anticipate an exhibition space totalling 2,000 square metres in the first year. As a multi-segment trade show, ISPO Shanghai is primarily mapping the areas of speed & strength, urban & lifestyle and nature & elements. The product offer of “Sports Tech Asia” comprises, in particular, highly innovative machines and technologies for the manufacture of sports products, and will be connected to the clothing and textile segment of ISPO Shanghai. As a result, all areas will be on display in Shanghai, ranging from production to the product.

Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München said, “The trade show underlines that it is not only textiles that are becoming increasingly smart and networked but also the production procedures with a view in adjusting themselves that fulfils the growing requirements. Therefore, “Sports Tech Asia” is a genuine enrichment for every trade visitor, and we expect that the new technologies will have exciting synergy effects for ISPO Shanghai.”

ISPO Shanghai, the new multi-segment trade show, which presents more than 450 brands under one roof, opened its gates for the first time in 2015. In 2016, ISPO Shanghai continued on its successful course, recording 470 companies, who represented some 500 brands, and 14,593 visitors. (GK)