More than 2,600 international exhibitors, including 21 Colorado companies, will present their latest outdoor recreation and sports products at ISPO MUNICH 2017 to over 80,000 visitors from 110 countries this month.
ISPO is the largest international show of its kind and provides a comprehensive overview of the entire range of outdoor recreation goods, sporting equipment, athletic footwear and fashions, as well as the latest trends from these segments.
As the only multi-segment trade show, the event also offers its participants an opportunity to discover discipline-overlapping synergy and cross-selling potential, as well as recognize new segments and trends in advance.
But most importantly the show provides opportunities for Colorado companies to connect with foreign buyers and increase their presence in the European market resulting in export sales and job creation and retention in Colorado.
The 21 Colorado companies exhibiting at ISPO MUNICH 2017 represent the state’s healthy outdoor lifestyle and year-round recreational opportunities, from skiing to hiking and biking. The companies also embody Colorado’s innovative business culture, which is constantly breeding new technologies and high-performance products.
Colorado Exhibitors include:
Of the companies attending, eight received a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant. Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), STEP provides grant awards to small and medium-sized businesses to offset global business and export development activities. Colorado has three export grant programs for companies looking to expand into new markets, including the AI Export Grant, the STEP grant and the Opportunities Export Grant for minority, women and veteran owned businesses.
The state is also sponsoring a Colorado Pavilion booth at ISPO MUNICH 2017 to promote Colorado’s thriving outdoor industry that will showcase six Colorado companies. The Colorado Pavilion will be located in Hall A6, Booth 424. Visitors to the Colorado Pavilion can learn about Colorado’s robust and highly-skilled workforce, opportunities for expansion or relocation into Colorado, and how the state is supporting outdoor recreation startups and manufacturing.
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Outdoor recreation contributes more than $34.5 billion statewide in annual economic activity and generates over $4.9 million in annual federal, state and local tax revenue while creating 313,000 jobs. Learn more why Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry is second to none.