This year’s event drew 1,500 exhibitors from 55 countries and regions, around half that of the record year of 2019, according to organizers. They include brands and companies from various segments such as the outdoors, sportswear, and health and fitness.
Open until November 30, ISPO Munich 2022 presents numerous innovations, such as biodegradable winter socks from the Spanish company Lorpen or the Heptathlon Black Technology Down Jacket from the Chinese manufacturer Sundance, which comes complete with an integrated massage unit.
Other Chinese exhibitors include sports eyewear maker Shenzhen Reanson Products Co., Ltd. and outdoor brand Aparso (Fuzhou) Sportswear Co., Ltd, a German-Chinese joint venture.
ISPO is also present in China. This summer, Nanjing, the capital of China’s Jiangsu province, hosted ISPO Shanghai, attracting nearly 21,000 visitors. ISPO Beijing 2022 is scheduled to be held at the National Convention Center in the Chinese capital from December 9-11.
“Without truly sustainable approaches and offerings, we will not get very far in our business,” Tobias Groeber, ISPO Group Director, said in a statement. “We need new perspectives on the market, consumers, retail and the sport itself.” ■