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ISPO cancelled

Europe's largest outdoor trade show pulls the plug for 2020 due to coronavirus


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Europe’s biggest outdoor trade show, OutDoor by ISPO, announced it’s cancelling the show for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scheduled for late June in Munich, Germany, show organizers announced on March 27th that the next ISPO show will happen June 20-23, 2021.

“Under these circumstances it is not reasonable to go ahead with OutDoor by ISPO as scheduled – for health and economic reasons,” said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, who is responsible for OutDoor by ISPO. “We are now looking ahead and working together with the industry to organize a successful OutDoor by ISPO 2021.”

With events big and small being cancelled and postponed around the globe, the trade show and events industry is hurting badly. And here in the U.S., the outdoor community still awaits an announcement about shows like Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (scheduled for June 23-25), as well as Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Connect (slotted for June 12-15) and The Big Gear Show, who’s inaugural event is slated for July 22-25.