ABOUT

DESCRIPTION
Begun in 2003, PADDLEexpo is now the leading paddlesports-exclusive trade fair globally where all the newest products and trends are found, from kayaks and canoes, stand-up paddle and inflatables, to apparel and accessories. The fair is not only an international marketplace, but has also become a global meetup and networking event for buyers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, media and associations. PADDLEexpo also functions as a major point of information distribution regarding rentals, event management, incentives and watersports tourism. PADDLEexpo takes place annually in Nuremberg, Germany, in partnership with the German Canoe Federation.

EXPOSED PRODUCTS
Kayaks, Canoes, Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP-) Boards, Folding Boats, Inflatables, Rec-Boats, Kayak-Fishing, SUP-Fishing, Sit-On-Tops, Rental Boats, Paddles, Clothing and Accessories.

FACTS & DATA 2016
Number of booths: 135
Number of visitors: 1550
International visitors: ca. 54 %, from 44 nations
Exhibition Area: gross 8400 m2 / net 5000 m2

DATES & CYCLE
2017: 19.-21.September, Hall 7A
PADDLEexpo is an annual event held between mid of September and early October.

ORGANISER
PADDLEexpo is presented by Fürsattel GmbH at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center (Contact)

PROMOTER
DKV – German Canoe Union

MISSION STATEMENT
The PADDLEexpo offers a platform for every area of paddling sport. The focus is solely on paddle sports and therefore PADDLEexpo is able to provide expert advice of the highest quality. For attendees from the recreation sector such as camping, caravaning, watersports, outdoors and fishing etc the PADDLEexpo is the right place to get professional information about paddlesports.
Trade fair: The PADDLEexpo is and will remain a trade only event. The PADDLEexpo supports rather than competes with regional end user events, which are important to strengthen and develop the paddle sport industry.
PADDLEexpo worldwide: Manufacturers from all over the world maintain and build their international relationships at the PADDLEexpo.
PADDLEexpo at a regional level: At PADDLEexpo the most comprehensive range of products and unrivalled access to the paddlesport community is available to international and regional visitors. The show is the meeting point for manufacturers, distributors and their customers.

HISTORY
2003: First exhibition at “Hotel Post”, Rohrdorf
2004: 2005: Gymnasium Rohrdorf; “Kanumesse”
2006: Nuremberg „Frankenhalle“
2008: First SUP-Board displayed
2010: Kanumesse and SUP-Expo parallel
2011: Kanumesse + SUP-Expo merge to PADDLEexpo

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