A record 64,000 people visited ispo winter 07, a five per cent increase on last year’s visitor levels, according to show organiser, Messe Munchen, with 20 per cent more visitors from Great Britain recorded.
It was the first time that the show, which took place in 17 halls over 180,000 square metres, occupied the whole of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre.
Says Manfred Wutzlhofer, CEO of Messe Munchen: “ispo winter 07 will go down as a record trade fair in ispo history. In addition to an increased amount of area and number of exhibitors, we can now also report a visitor record.
“The increasing participation and the growing interest from the textile and shoe retail sectors confirm the continued development of ispo as a unique platform for the range of offers for sport-oriented leisurewear, in addition to functional clothes and clothes with technical features.
“The mood at the trade fair was positive, despite the difficult winter season. Manufacturers presented a lot of novelties at the trade fair and trade visitors were very interested in the new trends, products and collections.”