Sports Tech Asia focuses on highly innovative machinery and technology for the manufacture of sports products. Within the scope of this partnership, ISPO SHANGHAI is presenting not only the finished products, but also highly innovative production technologies and the future of manufacturing. By taking this step, ISPO SHANGHAI is highlighting that it is not only textiles that are becoming increasingly smart and connected, but also the production processes, which can adapt themselves so as to meet growing demands.
Sports Tech Asia will cover an exhibition space totaling 2,000 square meters in the first year. The products on offer at the new trade show are connected to the clothing and textile segment of ISPO SHANGHAI. As a result, the entire value chain will be on display in Shanghai, ranging from production to the product itself.
The following production machines / processes will be on display:
- Machinery for Outdoor Shoes, Apparel & Gears
- Technology for Outdoor Shoe Soles and Uppers
- Machinery for Outdoor Products
- Wearable Technology
- Special Chemicals and Dyes
- New Materials and New Technology
Sports Tech Asia will offer several activities on site for visitors to participate in. The “3D-printed Shoe Sole Experience Zone” is designed to display different kinds of sole materials (and 3D printers for a sole printing demonstration); visitors can touch and step on the materials, feel the difference and try to guess what they are for (training, sports or outdoor, for example). Another activity is the “World of Braology in Sports”: this area will display underwear made from different fibers/textile machinery or techniques. Again, visitors can touch and feel the products.
Admission to Sports Tech Asia is included in the ISPO visitor ticket.