Did you hear?... Watch webcasts of ispo

Can't make it to Munich, Germany, for the international sports trade show, ispo? With the plethora of August shows (WSA, OR, HF Business), that's no surprise.

Can't make it to Munich, Germany, for the international sports trade show, ispo? With the plethora of August shows (WSA, OR, HF Business), that's no surprise. But you can stay in touch with webcasts at www.ispo.com during the run of the show Aug. 3-6. (Click on the British flag for the English version.) The ispo team will provide news reports, interviews, comments from retailers, photographs and other updates from the 13 exhibition halls and 16 special communities. "We began web casting ispo two years ago, with the Summer 2000 show," ispo Show Director Peter Knoll said. "Since people are making buying decisions and they want to see the very latest trends and styles, we feel it's very important for everyone to know what is being shown and what is happening at ispo - even if they cannot make it to the show. So we have carefully put together a team of journalists and photographers from America and Europe who work together on our web casts very well."


Did you hear?... Ispo seeks peaceful path during trade show war

In light of the continued disagreements and discussions between SIA and OR about their respective winter shows, as well as among exhibitors and attendees (click here for the latest story) management for the trade show ispo in Germany has made a statement stressing its "peaceful ...read more

Did you hear?... OR and ispo form cooperative relationship

The Outdoor Retailer trade show will enter a cooperative relationship with Germany's ispo trade show in Munich as of January, ispo has announced. If you buy a ticket to attend one of the two shows, for example, you can use the same ticket to attend the other show without shelling ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Settling into our seat last week on a flight home from D.C. for National PE Day lobbying (look for our upcoming story the week of May 11), we hear a hustle and bustle at the door. Olympic gold-medalist sprinter and long-jumper Carl Lewis is rushing in at the last second, also ...read more

Did you hear?... Tobias Groeber is ispo's new exhibition director

Tobias Groeber is ispo's new exhibition director for the segments outdoor, fitness and bike, a position he took as of Nov. 1 with the trade show based in Munich, Germany. He will be responsible for overseeing the entire outdoor, bike and fitness segments, with special attention ...read more

Did you hear?... Record growth for ispo this year

The group that puts on the ispo summer and winter international trade shows in Germany has announced record growth for the year. "Messe Munich" (www.messe-muenchen.de) has seen such phenomenal growth that the director announced it will be building or expanding several additional ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of March 22-28 >> This customer needs to be cloned and distributed! On Feb. 21, Leki received a surprise letter at corporate, from a fan of its trekking poles, along with a $20 check, made out to Leki. The letter stated: "Enclosed you'll find a check for $20. After ...read more

Did you hear?... ispo halls are sold out

Ispo, the sporting goods show in Munich, Germany, with the winter show Feb. 2-5, has announced its 16 halls are sold out with 1,584 exhibitors and 1,694 brands showing 3,370 products. The show covers everything from snow sports and fitness, to team sports and outdoor. SNEWS® will ...read more

Did you hear?... Horizon Communications to be U.S.-based contact for ispo news

If you are looking for information about the ispo show and can't seem to find what you want on the ispo.com web site, Horizon Communications will be the U.S.-based contact for ispo news. Holly Kusko and former Horizon partner Bob Yehling are partnering up for this endeavor ...read more

Did you hear?... ispo directors participate in the Odlo Fast Forward

An urban multi-sport team event in Munich, Germany, called the Odlo Fast Forward (title sponsor: Switzerland-based Odlo, of course) July 28 just days before summer ispo's start brought out 16 teams of four each including everyone from sports company management, ispo directors and ...read more