PADDLEexpo 2014: leading global show sold-out
2014 show welcomes leading big names, several dozen newcomers
The 12th annual PADDLEexpo will take place Sept. 28-30, 2014, again
in Nuremberg, Germany, with a packed hall expected. Show director Horst
Fuersattel has filled every last inch of the 54,000 square feet of
useable space in the 90,400-square-meter hall. Stepping into their booth
spaces will be 136 exhibitors (2013: 121), which will show a total of
271 brands (2013: 263).
Side-by-side with the industry’s leaders from all segments of
paddlesports, the show will also welcome 40 new exhibitors. The leading
international canoe and stand-up paddling fair has become more and more
interesting to the related segments of sport, outdoor, fishing and
tourism. Yet PADDLEexpo maintains its specialty focus on all variations
of paddlesports only, as well as including a range of seminars and
Interesting for related segments
The folding and
inflatable boat segment is growing enormously, and this makes
paddlesports even more interesting for a new group of retailers from
sport and outdoor specialty. Those customers spend their free time just
as often on the water as do camping and RV enthusiasts, travel trailers
or fishing fans. And they didn’t target PADDLEexpo … until now.
Exhibitors at PADDLEexpo can now deliver appropriate products for those
retailers from related segments. With these changes in mind, a few new
faces will be expected among the 1,369 attendees who came a year ago.
Hardware show and newcomers too
alongside the folding and inflatable boats, will be all of the
traditional kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddling (SUP), as well as
leisure boats, fishing kayaks and SUP boards, rental boats, paddle
apparel and accessories. In particular this year, there will be a wide
offering of hardware exhibited. What professional attendees won’t find
in Nuremberg is swim fashion, flip-flops, sunglasses or the like.
up with all of the well-known brands are also a number of interesting
newcomers at PADDLEexpo 2014. For example, Spade Kayaks: A few
paddlesports old-timers have founded a company specializing in
manufacturing especially lightweight whitewater PE blow-molded kayaks.
At the fair for the first time is Vajda, a big name in competition
boats. In the area of SUP, the U.S. brand Boardworks will be here for
the first time, exhibiting at the booth of its distributor System X.
In the area of apparel, there will be additional first-time
exhibitors worth a look too. Among them are SUP neoprene wetsuit brands
Onda from Portugal, Stormm Ride from Poland, and On-Line from Slovenia.
Among accessory brands: GSB Electric, a notable newcomer; and Fasten
Systems, which specializes in holders for fishing rod and other
equipment. In addition, one can find OEM suppliers, which manufacture
under contract various brands of boats and gear.
Full program, from workshops to parties
industry gets together, a strong program of course has to be part of the
schedule. Thus, the first evening is reserved for the traditional Booth
Parties. The Industry Party, held on the second evening, is now nearly
legendary with its buffet, music and fascinating paddle films from all
over the world. Always well attended are the professionally high-quality
seminars and workshops offered by various exhibitors either in the
conference center or at their booths. And the SUP Lounge is kept busy as
a central meeting point directly where the large SUP exhibitors are
PADDLEexpo, in Nuremberg, Germany, from Sept. 28-30, is a true trade
show with no consumers allowed. Trade professionals may attend the fair
at no cost once registered at the website: www.PADDLEexpo.com.
***Mark your calenders now: In 2015, PADDLEexpo will take place Sept. 17-19, again in Nuremberg.***
Begun in 2003, PADDLEexpo (www.paddleexpo.com)
is now the leading paddlesports trade fair globally. The international
platform for the paddlesports industry presents all of the newest
products and trends, from kayaks and canoes, stand-up paddle, and
folding and inflatable boats, to apparel and outdoor, and accessories
and gear. A driving force behind the industry, the fair has also become a
global marketplace, as well as a meet up and networking event for
buyers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, media and associations.
PADDLEexpo also functions as a major point of information distribution
regarding rentals, event management, customer retention and watersports
tourism. PADDLEexpo takes place annually in Nuremberg, Germany, in
partnership with the German Canoe Federation.
For more information:
Horst Fürsattel, PADDLEexpo, Tel. +49 9151 86 22 04 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainer Bommas, Bommas-PR, Tel. +49 731 175 8770 or email@example.com
High-resolution photos suitable for printing are available now for download in the press area of the website: www.PADDLEexpo.com/press
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