Wolfgang Greiner

Wolfgang Greiner

Wolfgang Greiner, based in Munich, has been working in the sports and outdoor industry for over 30 years as an editor and publisher, both in B2B and B2C. Highlights of his career include the first European snowboard B2B magazine called European Snowboarding Business (published by b&d publishing, Hamburg) in the mid-1990s, the first ISPO live webcast in 1999 that he orchestrated as European Editor for the US website extremsports.com, the ispo_news quarterly and daily show floor newspapers for Messe München from 2001 until 2010, the successful launch of SkiPresse magazine, distributed free of charge through ski retailers as a link between the industry, the trade and the end consumer (a concept he brought to Europe from Canada in 2001) and the launch of a digital travel app magazine, RoadTrip, in 2013. In 2019, he joined EDM's new owners as a freelancer to support the redesign and evolution of The Outdoor Industry Compass and SGI Europe as managing editor.

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    Swedish Supreme Court confirms reorganization plan for Sportshopen’s parent


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    Responsible outdoor clothing manufacturer Passenger has turned its sights on US expansion with the appointment of Matt Liddle as General Manager for the US. Liddle, building a business base in Portland, Oregon, comes at a pivotal time for the UK-based brand, which has seen over 400 percent growth in the ...

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    Isbjörn chooses Lignin Net Zero Bags for e-commerce


    Swedish outdoor children’s clothing brand Isbjörn is partnering with Lignin Industries, also from Sweden, as part of its sustainability commitment, which includes bold Net Zero targets. By choosing Lignin Industries’ Net Zero Bag for its e-commerce deliveries, the company believes it is one step closer to its commitment to reduce ...

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    Kith and Columbia Sportswear team up again - this time for camping gear


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    Court lifts Swedish sales ban after Hövding’s bankruptcy - but there's a catch


    It’s hard to understand what has been happening in Sweden for several months on Hövding’s back. The company, which had developed and sold a very popular airbag collar for cyclists, had to file for bankruptcy shortly before Christmas because the Swedish Consumer Protection Agency had banned the sale of the ...

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