Messe Friedrichshafen, the organizer of the OutDoor show, is optimistic that it will have another great show this summer. OutDoor will take place from July 14-17 at Lake Constance. The number of exhibitors from 38 countries will increase once again from last year's level of 868. They currently number 890 companies.
The show will feature a large offer of conferences. Some of them will take place as an early morning session on Friday and Saturday (including a breakfast). On Friday, the panel discussion will start at 8 p.m. in the London room and is headlined “New Routes to the Market.” It will be followed by a conference on Saturday at 8 a.m., in the Berlin room, organized by the EOG Sustainability Working Group and titled “After Life – What Happens to Our Products." Half an hour later, there will be a conference on “Smart Textiles – Added Value for Apparel” in the London room.
Other activities are well known and will have their platform at this year’s show as well, including the OutDoor Industry Awards, whose winners – products and the “Celebrity of the Year” alike – will be announced on Thursday, July 14, in Hall A2. This year, the honored products will be highlighted in Foyer Ost.
Working with the city of Friedrichshafen, the show organizers have been busy improving flight connections. A new partner of the airport, which opened its second terminal last year, is Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, which now perfectly connects Lake Constance with Spain through its huge hub on the island of Mallorca. Lufthansa has added a fourth daily flight between Frankfurt and Friedrichshafen.
On top of that the show provides free shuttle buses from Klothen, the big international airport of Zurich. The same goes for Memmingen, a small airport some 80 kilometers away from the venue. The Memmingen airport is well connected through Ryanair, TUI, Wizzair and other airlines with the Mediterranean countries, Poland, Ukraine, Norway, Sweden, Serbia and the British Isles.
On the other hand, Ryanair has stopped serving Friedrichshafen directly due to a new policy of the German government to impose additional taxes on flights. The Irish low-cost carrier decided, therefore, to reduce its German destinations significantly.
By the way, The Compass exhibits at the OutDoor show as well. Publisher, editor and staff warmly welcome you in Foyer West, Booth 100, at the stand of SGI Europe for a friendly talk. News tips for our daily newsletter will be appreciated. Please also support the fund-raising of EOCA – the European Outdoor Conservation Alliance – with its daily actions to collect money for projects to save our environment.