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ISPO Munich is the most important meeting of the sporting goods industry. In addition to the new products from the manufacturers, the digitalization of the industry was the main focus this year. For example, with the ISPO Digitize Area. Many manufacturers showed exciting innovations. Head of ISPO Group Tobias Gröber drew a positive conclusion.

In our view, ISPO Munich 2018 has been outstanding. We have had an increase in the number of international visitors," said Tobias Gröber, Head of ISPO Group at the end of ISPO Munich 2018." And the number of visitors will return to the previous year's level of around 84,000,85,000 trade visitors.

Gröber said that this was a great success in a generally difficult market situation. One reason for this is the good winter.

The central theme of ISPO in Munich in 2018 is digitalization

Gröber sees digitalization as a central theme of the ISPO Munich 2018: "An important anchor was the ISPO adidas Symposium, plus the ISPO Digitize area, where we had an adidas booth for the first time in 12 years." ISPO wants to take this positive energy with them.

At the same time, Gröber referred to the ISPO Digitize Summit in summer. This will be held, among other things, together with Adidas on 28 and 29 June.

Sports industry supported by matchmaking and platform for start-ups

In general, Gröber is always fascinated by "how the industry manages to reinvent itself time and again". The sports industry brings "so much positive energy" with it and always tries to "outbid" and "reinvent" itself again and again.

ISPO supports this with industry matchmaking and ISPO Brandnew as a platform for start-ups, says Gröber. The conclusion of the Head of ISPO: "I think this is the spirit of ISPO Munich: Innovation, joy and passion for sport."

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