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    Annecy Days trade show scheduled for January


    A number of snow sports brands have come together to organize a new physical edition of the traditional Annecy Days . Scheduled for Jan. 11-12, the French trade show will be patterned after ASAP but be limited to B2B dealings at the brands’ permanent or temporary showrooms in the ...

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    A glimpse into next year’s Ispo shows


    The three top executives of Messe München charged with Ispo ’s development and digital transformation – Tobias Gröber, Jeanettee Loos and Markus Hefter – gave a few details about the format of the next Ispo Munich and OutDoor by Ispo shows at the end of ...

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    +++ Skipass 2020 , the Italian consumer-oriented tourism and winter sports exhibition that was supposed to take place in Modena from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1st, has been cancelled due to the reinforced coronavirus-related measures that have followed the approval of a new ministerial decree (DPCM) on Oct. 25 +++ ...

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    Ispo Munich 2021 will be entirely virtual


    We have yet not received any official statement, but according to Messe München ’s post on today, Ispo Munich 2021 , originally scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, will be held entirely in a digital format on Feb. 1-5. “As a digital edition,” the website says, ...

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    Havaianas takes its whole operations digital


    Havaianas has become the first company in the footwear sector to license the digital showroom software of a Dutch firm called Hatch , whose product stems from developments at PVH Corp. in 2014. The developer calls it a “fully digital-guided wholesale selling experience.” It has enabled Havaianas to ...

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    The PGA Show shifts to a virtual format


    The international PGA Merchandise Show , usually held in Orlando, Florida, at the end of January, is this year turning into a virtual show like the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market . Running from Jan. 16 to 29, it promises to be a highly interactive online marketplace, facilitating contacts between exhibitors ...

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    Brooks will sponsor a virtual Houston Marathon


    Brooks Running has returned to its former role as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Houston Marathon , taking the place of Skechers for the next three years. Instead of the traditional in-person Marathon Weekend of Events, the next race will be held as a series ...

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    Performance Days will go fully digital in December


    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the December 2020 edition of the Performance Days will not take place at the Messe München trade show center as initially planned, but as a fully digital event on the original dates of Dec. 9 and 10. Back in April 2020, the ...

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    The Cycle Shoe and London eBike Festival will be held in June 2021


    The organizers of The Cycle Show and the London eBike Festival have announced that the combined shows will take place on June 25-27, 2021. The events will be held at Alexandra Palace in north London. The trade shows were expected to take place in April 2021, but have ...

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    Some physical trade shows are cancelled or reinvented


    Replicating what has already happened with many summer shows, the organizers of various exhibitions and their clients are rethinking their programs for the next few weeks and months in reaction to an unexpectedly virulent second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in many parts of the world. The Eurobike Special ...

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    Wolverine takes its sales conference again digital


    Because of Covid-19 and its related safety measures, Wolverine Worldwide has expanded its partnership with Envoy B2B, taking its buyers’ conference digital. The American company was obliged to cancel its Global Brand Conference in the spring, depriving its 12 brands of a means to introduce their new products ...

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    A new brand may be unveiled at Oberalp’s next Virtual Convention


    The first ” Oberalp Virtual Convention ” in May 2020 was extremely positive for the Italian company and its brands - Salewa , Dynafit , Wild Country , Evolv and Pomoca - with more than 37,000 clicks. As ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 ...

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    Fibo holds four digital events


    Since the end of last month, Fibo has held four events: the European Health Fitness Forum (EHFF) , FIBO@business and FIBO@home from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and the FIBO Shopping Week on Oct. 4-11. All have been, for the first time, digital. Together ...

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    New timing and phygital formats for various trade shows


    Two major Italian trade shows have announced that they will be held in the traditional physical format next January. Pitti Uomo , where several lifestyle-oriented sports brands usually exhibit, will be held in Florence from Jan. 12 to 14, followed by Expo Riva Schuh in Riva del Garda from ...

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    Eurobike is shrinking


    Physical attendance at the special Nov. 24-26 edition of the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen will be limited to 10,000 trade-only visitors per day. Only 400 exhibitors will participate in the leading European bike show, compared with more than 1,400 in September 2019. Described by the organizers as ”The Place ...

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    Ispo Munich goes hybrid


    Messe München has announced that its next Ispo Munich show will be a hybrid event – on-site and digital. It will be smaller and more digital in physical terms, but it will be intended to reach a more international audience through the internet. We understand that the ...

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    Ispo Awards to open for submissions


    The 10th annual Ispo Awards will be receiving product submissions from Sept. 28 to Dec. 4. All companies in the sports industry, even non-exhibitors at the forthcoming Ispo Munich show, may submit. Those who do so by Nov. 6 will enjoy an early-bird discounted rate: €125 for exhibitors, ...

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    EuroSIMA Surf Summit to be held digitally


    As many other conferences, the 19th edition of the annual EuroSIMA-Surf-Summit will now be held online, due to the current contact restrictions caused by Covid-19. As originally planned, the European surf industry association will start the event on Oct. 1, but the free and interactive conferences will be spread ...

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    Sea Otter Europe expo cancelled, but races to proceed


    Sea Otter Europe has cancelled the fourth edition of its bike show, scheduled to be held in Girona, Spain, on Sept. 25-27. As with many other such cancellations, the reason was Covid-19. However, Sea Otter Europe’s open-air races – the Scott Marathon Cup , the Continental Ciclobrava , the ...

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    WFSGI webinar on social compliance in the supply chain


    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, WFSGI , invites industry officials to a webinar on “Social Compliance in the post Covid-19 Supply Chain.” It will be held on Sept. 22 at 4 PM. Randy Raskin from Eurofins , the leading international specialist in bio-analytical testing, will provide ...