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OutDoor 2017 with a global appeal and new themes

965 exhibitors from 40 countries: OutDoor 2017 continues successful course and sets new trends - 2019 OutDoor dates set: 23 to 26 June 2019

Friedrichshafen - The international outdoor industry will be showcasing the very latest innovations to trade visitors from Sunday, 18 June to Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at the OutDoor trade show in Friedrichshafen. This year’s show takes place one month earlier. The world’s outdoor hotspots are equally as diverse as the businesses heading for the industry’s meeting place on Lake Constance. The 24th edition of the trade show sees leading international brands attending and numerous new themes. "With a fantastic turnout of 965 exhibitors from 40 nations, OutDoor is once again the perfect platform for the new season,” says Klaus Wellmann, CEO Messe Friedrichshafen. In order to provide the earliest possible advanced notice and a basis for planning, together with the partners of the European Outdoor Group (EOG), dates have been fixed for OutDoor 2019 - Sunday, 23 June to Wednesday, 26 June 2019.

"The outdoor marketplace is evolving further and opening up more to new sectors that address a wider target group. We want to help drive this development forward at OutDoor 2017 with a new, innovative concept - "OutDoor Plus.” These extended themes are designed to strengthen the synergies between the outdoor industry and other sectors,” explains Stefan Reisinger, Head of OutDoor.

The new "Running Center” in Hall B4 presents all OutDoor running expertise together with new players on board and innovations from the worlds of footwear, apparel, accessories and digital gadgets.

With the new "Hangout” area in the Open-Air Grounds West, OutDoor is hosting a fusion of outdoor lifestyle, BBQ area, chill-out zone and product presentation. The trade fair’s outside exhibition areas will be celebrating the happy-go-lucky side of life and creating a space devoted to outdoor joie de vivre.

Water sports covers a wide range of activities, which have become more and more important at OutDoor in recent years. As a result, the "Water Sports” area is expanding steadily with products such as canoes and kayaks, SUP boards, swimwear and accessories. This gives international brands better opportunities to present their product innovations with a stronger show profile and in workshops.

"Lifestyle Collection” in Hall A6 is devoted to athleisure wear and urban fashion - trends that continue to influence both the outdoor and urban lifestyle markets. There’ll be all the latest aspects of lifestyle trends from the worlds of apparel, footwear and accessories for trade visitors in a specially-created market place.

OutDoor 2017 is occupying an area of 85,000 square metres over eleven halls and both open-air exhibition grounds. In addition, the supporting programme includes tried-and-tested favourites. The large number of new products on show in Friedrichshafen is reflected in the OutDoor Industry Award. Once again in 2017, an international panel of experts will be assessing the most innovative entries to decide who should receive one of the prestigious design awards. Keeping their finger on the pulse as ever, the EOG and Messe Friedrichshafen will be bringing together industry representatives at the OutDoor Conferences.

There is an extensive programme of events, including a keynote address by microadventure expert Alastair Humphreys, and large numbers of influencers at the OutDoor Blogger Base, organised together with the Outdoor Blogger Network.

The OutDoor Trainee Day (20 June) has expert workshops and a trade show tour for all German-speaking trainees from the outdoor trade.
Overview of future OutDoor dates:
Sunday, 18 June to Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Sunday, 17 June to Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Sunday, 23 June to Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The 24th OutDoor is open to industry visitors only from Sunday 18 June to Wednesday 21 June 2017 (Sunday to Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, including the index of exhibitors or programme, visit: www.outdoor-show.com.