ISPO china 06 will be held from March 13th through 16th, 2006, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Visitor communication is already in full swing, in order to further increase the coverage of the International Trade Show for Brands in Sports, Fashion and Lifestyle following the successful premiere in March 2005. The efforts are geared to reach even more professional visitors in the Asian-Pacific regions. 15,000 square meters of exhibition floor will host the exhibiting brands.
The Outdoor community will have an especially strong presence. In addition to many return exhibitors such as Tecnica Group, Aicad, Gabel, Gregory, Gronell, Merrell, Leki, Codeba, La Sportiva, and Vibram, as well as renowned exhibitors such as Lowa, Northland, Craft, Trere, The North Face, Tatonka, or W.L. Gore, who signed a three-year-contract extending to 2008 with the ispo china, the organizers are pleased to welcome newcomers such as Vasque, Rukka, Kamik, or Toray. The participation of international as well as national brands has increased, leading Chinese outdoor manufacturers such as Ozark or China's largest ski apparel manufacturer, Ttiss, will present their products in Shanghai next March. The category Fabrics & Fibers also experience strong growth with the addition of top brands such as DuPont, Sympatex, Gore, and Toray.
The German Federal Economics and Labor Department (BMWA), the Exhibition and Trade Show Board of the German Economy (AUMA e.V.), and the Federal Association of German Sporting Goods Business (BSI e.V.) will support German exhibitors at the ispo china 06. The 400 square meters of the German trade show pavilion will host companies such as Iguana, Joy/Tao, Leki, Nici, Sympatex, and Uvex.