Insight Update

ISPO 2013

The ultimate platform for buying, networking, distribution opportunities and sports business inspiration, ISPO 2013 should be the first appointment you make for next year.

For buying, networking, distribution opportunities and sheer sports business inspiration from Munich to Beijing, ISPO connects sports business professionals around the globe. In 2013 ISPO is also looking towards the emerging market that is Brazil, following a successful business matchmaking and information visit in November 2012.

Whether you are in performance sports, sports style or sourcing new brand opportunities, ISPO is the one sports event that you need to consider to take your sports business forward. Enabling brands and retailers to discover and benefit from the most dynamic market opportunities, ISPO highlights everything from a first look at product developments to discovering innovative ideas for merchandising.

More than a trade show, ISPO has become internationally acknowledged as the ultimate sports spotlight on brand and business innovation. And the most productive meeting point for people who keep the global sports industry dynamic. As a result, ISPO CONNECT has been introduced to unleash the vast potential of this powerful network. This new online service starts December 2012 as an intelligent platform to gain contacts before the events even start. Find out more and set up your personal profile at

This exciting new concept will launch at ISPO Munich in 2013. ISPO Academy combines all ISPO information and education programmes such as seminars, retail training, lectures, workshops and job offers in one single platform. This is the place at the show for retailers to exchange ideas and information and develop international knowledge that will enhance their own expertise.

When it comes to getting a sports business edge, more than ever you need the right inspiration as well as the right openings – and as a commercial platform ISPO gives you exactly those advantages.

ISPO Healthstyle

ISPO has initiated the success story ‘Healthstyle’, which describes the fusion of sports and health. Product innovations, high quality lifestyle design and new customer groups will revolutionise the sporting goods market and this booming sector of the healthcare industry.

ISPO Health Forum (February 5, ICM) and an individual ISPO Healthstyle exhibition in Hall C1, will be taking place during ISPO MUNICH.

Taking place from February 3-6, ISPO MUNICH 2013 will play host to over 2,000 international exhibitors from the Performance Sports, Sportstyle, Action Sports, and Traditional Sports and markets. With over 60,000 visitors expected again, from more than 100 countries.

There are UK brands represented throughout the show. In the wake of London 2012, which put the world’s eyes on the UK for sporting achievement, the FSPA will be hosting their outstanding area again in Hall B4. They invite all ISPO visitors to join them on Monday evening after 5pm for an informal get together at the UK Pavilion.

Right now, visitors can benefit from nearly 40 per cent discount by registering online at

The new ISPO CARD is your access to a range of benefits such as admission to ISPO, free show shuttle to the airport, free use of Munich public transport and you get to use the superb cardholder lounge and make use of all the facilities. For just €77 a year you can save yourself money, time and hassle.

But the ISPO energy doesn’t end in Munich…

From February 27 to March 2 the focus is on China, where ISPO BEIJING is paving the way to sports business success in one of the most exciting of emerging markets with consumers hungry for authentic sports labels.

ISPO BEIJING is not just setting the trends with product innovations on display. The show enables sports business professionals to experience and understand the market and with IP no longer such a critical issue as a result of market evolution, there is a wealth of opportunity to be found. A strong UK group hosted by the FSPA and the OIA will showcase some of the best of British.

For all things ISPO contact the UK and ROI Information Center,
Lauren Fox, at Totally Foxed Communications on +44 (0) 1923 233683. {encode=”” title=””}

Keep up to date with tweets @ispoUKnews

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