After four intensive trade fair days in early March, NürnbergMesse, the organiser of the shooting and hunting event, IWA OutdoorClassics, pronounced it a resounding success.
The opening of this year’s event by the Bavarian Minister of the Interior, Joachim Herrmann, and the Mayor of the City of Nuremberg, Dr. Klemens Gsell, along with the Finnish mountaineer and entrepreneur, Veikka Gustafsson, was still very much in progress on Friday morning, when the 1,383 exhibitors (2014: 1,336) in the nine exhibition halls said they were already delighted with the very keen, positive response from the trade visitors.
By the time the doors had closed on this event on Monday afternoon, March 9th, 41,748 trade visitors, around two-thirds of them from 123 countries all over the world (2014: 39,244 trade visitors, 117 countries), had talked about and bought new products, innovations and trends.
Every year in early March the shooting and outdoor trade world comes together at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre for the sector’s most important international showcase for these sports, outdoor equipment, along with civilian and official agency/authority security equipment, which now offers a multi-thematic range of products and services covering all aspects of classic outdoor activities.
Alongside the familiar and regular names were newcomers (large and small) who further expanded the list of exhibitors and the range of products on offer at this year’s fair.
These not only included outdoor experts Haglöfs, X-BIONIC, Helsport or Dachstein but also two of the largest angling-equipment manufacturers in the world: DAM from Germany and Fladen Fishing from Sweden.
After Germany, the leading exhibitor nations were the USA, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, China and France, the Czech Republic, Spain and Austria.
The next IWA OutdoorClassics will be held from Friday, 4th to Monday, 7th March, 2016 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany.
Nine exhibition halls
International share 79 per cent
41,748 trade visitors
123 countries represented
Date next year: Friday 4th to Monday 7th, March, 2016