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OutDoor by ISPO 2020 is cancelled


Messe München has cancelled OutDoor by ISPO 2020, which was planned to take place in late June. The next OutDoor by ISPO will be held in summer 2021.

Organisers said the decision follows advice from the government and health authorities, and it was made in agreement with the European Outdoor Group (EOG) trade association in order to protect the health of exhibitors and visitors.

“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.

Mark Held, president of EOG, said the outdoor industry is facing unprecedented stress and that the cancellation will “free up much needed company resources that can be used to support employees, retailers and other stakeholders along the supply chain".

Messe München said a decision about the continuation of ISPO Digitize Summit, ISPO Textrends and Outstanding Outdoor formats will be taken at a later date.