Commercialization






ISPO Munich
Klaus Dittrich, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung der Messe München
After the opening of ISPO Munich 2019, Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, talked about the most important innovations in 2019. He finds it particularly remarkable how ISPO brings young people into the sports business.


ISPO Beijing
Der FC Schalke hat schon Erfahrung in China: Im Juli stellte er in Shanghai sein neues Trikot vor.
Seven clubs from the German Soccer League Bundesliga are cooperating with ISPO Beijing in January 2019. The teams, including Dortmund, the leader of the league, are coming to China for the sporting goods fair because ISPO in Beijing is relying on a new concept that quickly convinced the clubs.



Sports business
Whether you call them influencers or brand ambassadors, it doesn't matter: former basketball star Kobe Bryant (nicknamed "Black Mamba") and Nike, like David Beckham and Adidas, are successful examples of long-term partnerships that work across the entire marketing mix and within communications across all media genres.
Digitalization is also revolutionizing sports sponsorship. Marketing managers are increasingly shifting their budgets from print, radio and TV to the Internet, especially to social media. These are the biggest trends in picture sponsoring in 2019.