OutDoor by ISPO 2019
Industry is becoming more and more sustainable
More than 22.000 trade visitors from 90 countries attended the trade fair. About 2/3 of them came from countries outside Germany. Countries with the largest number of visitors were Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, France and the Netherlands.
Themes presented at the fair ranged from classic outdoor activities like hiking, trail running, water sports and urban outdoor to the first-time integration of adventure travel and bikes. Also very well received was the new Cross-Industry segment, with presentations at the trade fairs automatica, electronica, Expo Real, IFAT, Lopec, Laser World of Pjptpmocs and transport logistic, as well as presentations by representatives of the respective industries, which demonstrated the potential for cooperation with other industries outside the outdoor sector.
One theme shaped every segment of the fair: Sustainability has been an absolute must-have for the entire outdoor industry for years now. Industry heavyweights like adidas and Vaude as well as smaller companies like Picture Organic Clothing, Pyua and the newcomer Palgero demonstrated that recycled polyester fibers and natural materials – like fibers from wood or brown algae – represent real alternatives to conventional synthetic fibers.