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Everyone can go outside! Mountain or city, high-tech equipment or stylish functional shirt - being outdoors offers so many facets. The industry trends, as well as exciting and innovative products - all this can be experienced at Europe's largest outdoor trade fair: This year, in Bavaria - because for the first time ever, OutDoor by ISPO is taking place in Munich. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO, Messe München "Today is a big day for us. We are delighted, because today we can deliver on our promise to the industry. In other words; the starting signal for a new era: not just a four-day trade show, but a year-round platform available 24 hours a day. We have over 1000 exhibitors from 35 countries. This is a brilliant start for the OutDoor by ISPO here in Munich. We had originally expected six halls, now there are nine halls. This shows that the industry is very enthusiastic about this new format." Climbing and sustainable products attract customers. New trend sports and innovative products are booming. Even if the outdoor industry is currently not on a steep rise. Arne Strate, General Secretary, European Outdoor Group - EOG "I would say the market is not yet saturated, the market is actually stagnating at the moment. Which, of course, was due to the fact that we had a very hot summer in 2018, and anything that was not shorts and flip-flops, or sunhats, remained on the shelf. We are seeing a market that is flat, at a very high level." Sustainability has long been an integral part of the company's philosophy. Environmental protection and outdoor - two terms that go hand in hand. Arne Strate, General Secretary, European Outdoor Group - EOG "As an outdoor industry, we are fundamentally dependent on nature and on active people. If either of these two things fail, we’re in trouble. And we will also be in trouble if we don’t’ fulfill our customers trust, or if we don’t produce goods to a high standard. We are doing what is possible to reduce our imprint on the planet and that is the way to the future." A philosophy that Messe München has adhered to for many years. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO, Messe München „The Munich Exhibition Center is one of the most sustainable exhibition centers in the world. And we have further strengthened this by developing a Code of Conduct with the industry, to help those who work with the exhibition center, to offer advice, to give tips on what people can do to develop their activities sustainably. We call this: Empowering Sustainability." Relaxing on a Stand Up Paddle Board or giving it your all on a yoga mat – OutDoor by ISPO is amazing, innovative and brand new!