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Don’t Miss a Single Event: Daily Preview of ISPO Beijing

The Highlights of ISPO Beijing 2018

Corporate social responsibility will be a new topic at ISPO Beijing in 2018, the Start-up Village is going international, and the Asia Pacific Snow Conference is getting a second day. These are the highlights of ISPO Beijing 2018.

An exhibitor and a trade visitor meet at the ISPO Beijing.
An exhibitor and a trade visitor meet at the ISPO Beijing.

Lectures, live demonstrations, and top-class panel discussions. ISPO Beijing once again has a strong program ready for trade visitors in 2018. The fifteenth and final edition in the China National Convention Center will begin on January 24, offering its international audience four days of innovations from the world of the sports business until January 27.

ISPO.com has compiled the most important events at the multi-segment sports trade fair in China’s capitol city for you.

Day 1 – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

China Rock Climbing Summit – Climbing at the 2020 Olympics

Just two and a half more years until the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. For the first time, sport climbing will also be represented as an official discipline at the Olympics. A panel discussion including China’s climbing expert Yongbang Liu and Jianghua Zhu, General Secretary of the FUSC climbing federation, will talk about how the sport can be best presented.

When: 2:35 to 3:20 pm

Where: Conference room M-307A

Day 2 – Thursday, January 25, 2018

Asia Pacific Snow Conference

What trends are looming in China’s winter sports market, and how ready is Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics? A special highlight of the ninth Asia Pacific Snow Conference is once again the publication of the “White Book 2017” by China’s winter sports expert, Bin Wu.

You can learn more about the Asia Pacific Snow Conference here

When: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Conference room M-311B


China Sports Fashion Trend Forum

ISPO TEXTRENDS expert Louisa Smith exclusively presents the ISPO Trends and Color Card for fall/winter 2019/20. Jochen Lagemann, Managing Director Europe and Asia and Primaloft, will also hold a lecture on “Ingredient Branding.”

When: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Where: Conference room M-308

Day 3 – Friday, January 26, 2018

Sports Industry Forum

How can tourism be improved in China’s cities, and how does a sports city define itself? These and many more questions will be debated at the Sports Industry Forum, which will be organized as part of the ISPO Academy program. In addition, the 2017 COCA report will be presented by the China Outdoor Commerce Alliance.

When: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Conference room M-311B


APSC Technical Workshop 2018

For there first time ever, there will be a second day of the Asia Pacific Snow Conference. The focus of the event, which will take place in cooperation with ALPITECH CHINA, will be the technical implementation (in terms of planning and construction) of new ski regions and their infrastructure.

When: 9:30 am to 4:40 pm

Where: Conference room M-307A

Day 4 – Saturday, January 27, 2018

Banff China 2018 Annual Project Release

When: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Where: 3F Conference Area, Fashion Show Stage


Continuous events taking place January 24-27


Market Introduction Program for China

With the MIP, companies are perfectly prepared for their market entrance in China. During the four-day program, participants get a market overview plus a retail tour on site, as well as the opportunity to speak with retailers and distributors.

You can get more information on the MIP here.

When: January 24-27

Where: Various locations


ISPO Beijing Start-up Village

The winners and finalists at ISPO Brandnew present their products to the international trade audience on the biggest possible stage in China. After its 2017 debut with exclusively Chinese brands, multiple international products will be on site in 2018.

When: January 24-27

Where: Hall B2


Brands for Good – Corporate Social Responsibility

After the successful kick-off during ISPO Shanghai 2017, Frank Lohse will also be represented at ISPO Beijing 2018 with his “Brands for Good” booth. Corporate social responsibility is becoming more and more important in the sports industry, and ISPO Beijing aims to set an example with his booth.

You can learn more about the Brands for Good company here

When: January 24-27

Where: 3F Conference Area



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Florian Pertsch
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