Ispo has agreed to act as Gold Sponsor of the Sport Solutions Day that will be organized by Diffusion Sport in Madrid next Oct. 24, where more than 150 delegates are expected to attend. Ispo and Diffusion Sport have also agreed to work together in the future for the Ispo Academy held in Barcelona in the spring, where the magazine will act as a media partner, and for another Sport Solutions Day in Madrid in the autumn. More than 100 industry people participated in the Ispo Academy in Barcelona a few days ago, where the Spanish sporting goods industry association, Afydad, presented a report on the Spanish sporting goods market developed by Sport Panel (covered in this issue), while Ispo presented its study of consumers in the German-speaking countries. These initiatives are welcomed by the industry and the trade in a country where there is no sporting goods trade show.