Anyone passionate about discussing the latest hiking shoe soles or recycled outdoor tents knows that OutDoor by ISPO is where it’s at. After two years away, it will be celebrating its comeback from June 12 to 14 at the Munich Order & Event Center (MOC). As such, the event’s motto “Celebrating the Outdoors” not only references the positive market growth being seen across the sector but also conveys the fact that many members of this industry sector are keen to interact in person and hold proper, real-life conversations with customers, partners and experts.
The focus here is on product highlights, services and new conceptual approaches for sustainable answers in the area of supply chain, leadership and value creation, as well as an individual market overview.
With the industry gathering of the year visitors can look forward to a diverse and finally once again unrestricted live experience with exhibition, test and socializing spaces indoors and outdoors, a multitude of networking formats, such as the European Outdoor Group Industry Breakfast, moderated panel talks, and personal interactions. After a lengthier absence the industry can once again celebrate itself.
On board this year are more than 300 brands on a total of 30,000 m². Trade professionals and retailers can expect to discover a whole range of innovative products from the Mountaineering, Trekking, Hiking, Climbing, Bouldering, Sportswear and Urban Outdoor, Camping & Outdoor Lifestyle, and Adventure Travel segments. They will also have extensive opportunities to gather information and network with sustainable companies, manufacturers and NGOs as well as start-ups and experts from the world of politics and society and from related sectors of the economy. Participants can look forward to enjoying a real flair for the outdoors thanks to unique outdoor areas, parties and side events.
Over 300 Exhibitors and Partners
Anyone who is anyone in the outdoor sector will be at the event at the MOC, including not only a huge number of companies from the largest European outdoor markets, such as Scandinavia, Italy and Germany, but also international exhibitors from Australia, Korea, the USA, and Canada. The 300 brands and manufacturers include the likes of Aclima, Aku, Austrialpin, Bach, Bergans, Cotopaxi, Danner, Deuter, Devold, Dometic, Dolomite, Eastpak, Ecco, Edelrid, Exel, Exped, Fjällräven, Grivel, Haglöfs, Hanwag, Helly Hansen, Houdini, Icebug, Kamik, KEEN, Komperdell, Leki, La Sportiva, LOWA Sportschuhe, Lowe Alpine, Rab, Maloja, Mammut, Marmot, Maul Sport, Meindl, Merrell, Millet, Montura, Mountain Equipment, Nordisk, Norrøna, Oakley, Osprey, Ortlieb, Ortovox, Oru Kayak, PETZL, Polygiene, Primus, Rossignol, Reef, Samsonite, Scott, Sea to Summit, Schöffel, Tatonka, Tecnica, Ternua, Teva, Thule, Uyn, VAUDE, Vuori, Yeti, and many more. You can find the whole list of exhibitors here.
All Sorts of (Sustainable) Innovative Products
National and international retailers, associations and attendees can look forward to discovering all sorts of innovative products at OutDoor by ISPO. Nordisk, for example, will be showcasing a fully compostable tent, and Cotopaxi will be exhibiting backpacks made from 100% recycled material. The Winqs Zerofly running shoe has been certified as being carbon neutral and adopts a circular approach, just like the SCOTT Shield Recycled goggles whereby old goggle frames are turned into new ones and even the strap is made from 100% recycled polyamide.
Further Exhibition Highlights
All ISPO Award winners will showcase their products, which were chosen by an exclusive panel of judges beforehand, in a special area in Atrium 4. The latest material trends will be presented in Atrium 3 in the Textrends Award Exhibition and Sourcing Area. Curated by partner GreenroomVoice, in the Sustainability Hub in Atrium 4 visitors will find inspirations from companies and NGOs such as American Wool, Icebug, Hohenstein, myclimate, Lavalan, Re:Down, EXPED, Globetrotter, 2nd Peak, Südwolle, VAUDE and further sustainable partners.
Camping equipment and travel products provided by major players in this industry sector will be set up in the open-air, outdoor areas in front of Motorworld for attendees to marvel at, enjoy, experience first hand, check out for themselves and put to the test.
Three Back-to-Back Conference Highlights
This year three high-quality OutDoor by ISPO conference sessions will cover the challenges and most importantly the opportunities for the industry based on new ideas and best-practice approaches:
The OutDoor Conference by EOG und NOW will be held on June 13 and 14 and will cover, for example, questions such as: How can a regenerative value chain be a driver of economic success? Together with NOW partners and the European Outdoor Group (EOG), the ISPO Team will present solutions for trade and industry designed to strengthen supply chains, customer relations and financing opportunities all at the same time. The actress Nina Eichinger will moderate the event which will be held in the Forest & River Tent outdoor area.
The OutDoor Conference’s numerous prominent outdoor and cross-industry speakers include:
- Merijn Dols (Danone’s Global Director for Open Innovation and Circular Economy)
- Joao Paulo Ferreira (CEO Natura)
- Claudio Marenzi (President Montura/Herno)
- Laura Santucci (Senior Leader, Mitglied der 1. Obama Admistration im Weißen Haus, Washington)
- Vinod Kumar (CEO Vodafone Business)
- Martin Frick (Director Global Innovation, United Nations World Food Program)
- Hunter Lovins (Mitgründerin des Rocky Mountain Instituts)
- Gabriele Renner (Gründerin pervormance International)
- Bernhard Schambeck (Head of BMW Startup Garage)
- Georg Schürmann (CEO, Triodos Bank)
- Jonah Wittkamper (Gründer der Amazon Investor Coalition)
- Dr. Simone Kreyer (Chief of Staff, Signa Sports United
- Reiner Gerstner (Senior Vice President, Schöffel Sportbekleidungs GmbH)
- Martin Riebel (CEO, Schwan Stabilo Outdoor Group)
- Antje von Dewitz (Managing Director, VAUDE)
- Kurt Ludwig Nübling (CEO, Primavera Life)
und weitere Industrie und Cross-Industrie Sprecher
How does sustainable adventure tourism work? On Sunday, June 12, in a series of keynote speeches, workshops and snapshots, the Adventure Tourism Conference, curated by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), will cover all innovative bike, vanlife and tourism developments designed not only to provide a sense of pure adventure but also ensure sustainability. Visitors will be able to attend both the OutDoor Conference by EOG and NOW and the Adventure Tourism Conference with their OutDoor by ISPO ticket.
From 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the Runner’s World Trail & Run Summit (in partnership with OutDoor by ISPO) will focus on the latest running trends and developments, from jogging in the fresh air through to (ultra-)trail running along single trails at high altitudes.
Side Events and Parties
On Monday, June 13, the European Outdoor Group will host the European Outdoor Group Industry Breakfast from 7.30 a.m. until 9 a.m. at OutDoor by ISPO with joint discussions and debates on the most important outdoor issues.
There will be plenty going on in the evenings too: On Sunday, June 12, the party sponsored by KEEN, VAUDE and Rab/Lowe Alpine will kick off at 6 p.m. in the outdoor area and in the relevant party tents. This is an “invitation only” event. Don’t delay in getting your ticket for the industry’s biggest outdoor party on Monday, June 13: The official OutDoor by ISPO party (sponsored by Dometic) is open to all those keen to enjoy a good party and kicks off at 6 p.m. in the Socializing and Catering Area. As usual, 10 euros will bag you an OutDoor shirt including entry wristband (which includes chilled beverages, a BBQ, culinary highlights, party vibes and a gift). Tickets will be available online in the ticket shop at the end of May and on site at the MOC during the event on a “first come, first served” basis.
Mark Held, President of the EOG, says: “There are many reasons to be excited about the return of OutDoor by ISPO. The simple opportunity to once again meet face-to-face at a big event is appealing in itself, but I am particularly encouraged by how well our industry is supporting the show. Among the 300+ exhibitors are many European Outdoor Group members, so visitors to the Munich Order & Convention Center can be assured that they will have the opportunity to engage with a large number of the biggest outdoor brands.
We’ve been supporting the team at Messe München as they have developed a comprehensive program of events alongside the exhibition part of the show, and the full package is compelling. Major retailers have already confirmed that they will attend and we expect more to follow suit, so the 2022 edition of OutDoor by ISPO is shaping up to be a successful resumption of large international in-person industry gatherings.”
“OutDoor by ISPO allows you to quickly form a market overview of the Outdoor growth segment. Nowhere else currently provides such an extensive overview of the market or such an impressive range of the latest innovative developments and trends. And June 12 to 14 is perfect timing in the run-up to the order season”, says Lena Haushofer, Exhibition Director for ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO.
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