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ISPO Munich Online 2021 will be Virtual

The world’s leading trade show for sports will take place virtually as an online event from February 1 to 5. More than 500 international companies will showcase new products and innovations at ISPO Munich Online.

In addition, the digital conference program with around 80 lectures and panel discussions and more than 100 workshops will provide valuable insights for retailers and the sports and outdoor industry.

Consumers will have the opportunity each day to follow topic-specific sessions in free public streams.

Among the virtual exhibitors will be: adidas Terrex, Gore-Tex, icebreaker, Mammut, myclimate and unzer. Additionally, there will be brands that will present their novelties and products by pictures, presentations and videos. Participants are able to make direct personal contact with the companies via the brand room.

Many of the topics during the conference are aimed at retailers, such as:
• How does digitalization help to make retail fit for the future?
• What is the industry doing to achieve the UN’s Social Development Goals (SDGs)?
• What socio-political relevance do sports offerings have in the pandemic?

With about 80 presentations and panel discussions as well as more than 100 workshops and masterclasses, representatives from different industries will discuss solutions, opportunities and visions.

Highlights from the conference program include:
• Monday, February 1 – Panel “RESTART winter sports industry: We need to act now across industries and countries” with elan, Intersport, uvex and the Verband Deutscher Sportfachhandel (VDS)
• Tuesday, February 2 – “The Future of Retail: How to get sustainable by digitization – showcase of Tegut”
• Wednesday, February 3 – Panel “Socio-political relevance of sport offers in the pandemic” with speakers of the German Bundestag, the German Gymnastics Federation, the Deutscher Industrieverband für Fitness und Gesundheit (DIFG) as well as the sports scientist and health expert Dr. Ingo Froböse from the German Sport University Cologne
• Thursday, February 4 – Panel “Teaming up for Circularity” with representatives of the EU, adidas and Fashion for Good. Also, a panel, “Sustainability – A collaboration Imperative for our industry” with Gore, HIGG, Mammut and Salomon
• Friday, February 5 – Roundtable “Why should physical activity be part of the sustainability agenda?” with representatives of the European Championships Munich 2022, the It’s Great Out There Coalition and the Fenix Group as well as Kilian Jornet

Attendees will be able to participate digitally. The Public Streams offer free sessions on various topics every evening. For information, visit https://www.ispo.com/en/munich.

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