News from our colleagues in Wisconsin:
The dates of the US Paddlesports trade show have moved from middle September to 28. August (Open Air Demo Day) followed by 3 days in the hall (29.Aug., 30.Aug., 1.Sept.)
This allows the exhibitors a bit more time to finish the US show and to travel to PADDLEexpo, Germany.
Throw Back Thursday. 2007 to 2017, WERNER PADDLES wishing Doug Ragan all the best after 10 great years:
Happy Throw Back Thursday to you. This blog originally ran in April of 2015, part of a #TBT celebration as we looked back over our history while celebrating 50 Years of handcrafting paddles. Today, we repurpose it as we send off a friend and amazing colleague of 10 years, sales director Doug Ragan.
Doug came to Werner Paddles during a time of transition in both product and how we serviced our dealers and end users. We were buying trucks and ……..read more
Werner Paddles has been exhibitor at PADDLEexpo right from the start in 2003. Thank you so much for the continuous support for such a long time!
PADDLEexpo will return to hall 7A in 2017. This is one of the bright halls with plenty of daylight, close to the parking lots, slightly bigger than 2016’s venue. We have already exhibited in hall 7A in 2008, 2009 and 2013.
Die ISPO MUNICH (5.-8. Februar 2017) stellt den Paddelsport wieder groß ins Rampenlicht. In der Halle A6 gibt es dazu einen 200 m2 großen Indoor-Pool, dort ist Rahmenprogramm und gleich daneben präsentieren sich die Aussteller.
ISPO und PADDLEexpo haben 2009 eine Partnerschaft begonnen. Dank der überragenden Reichweite der ISPO MUNICH gelangt der Paddelsport so auch an neue Leute; im Gegenzug hat sich die ISPO MUNICH zum idealen Treffpunkt der Paddelprofis zu Saisonbeginn etabliert. Mehr über das ISPO MUNICH Water Sports Village 2017
Every year, a few weeks after PADDLEexpo, the annual Buyers Guide comes to life; for paddlers in all four corners of the world, the Guide becomes the juncture to check out the novelties of the Planet Paddlesports.
Opening its pages with the industry magazine section, the Guide also aims to be a reflection of what visitors would have seen at this year’s show, while anticipating where the future will take us.
This PADDLEexpo Buyers Guide you are about to read, known to some as the Paddlesports Bible, has become the reference over the past 10 years. With over 185 000 digital views and downloads in 2016, (250,000 anticipated for 2017), and 30,000 print copies, we are proud to say it is the biggest and most widely read in the world. This year, we hope this guide keeps answering your needs and thirst for information on anything paddlesports gear related.
So here it is paddlesports enthusiasts, gear addicts, water lovers: the 2017 Paddlesports Buyers Guide. The awaited annual collection of all the products available on the market is now out – brought to you by KAYAK SESSION PUBLISHING. This publication gathers 700+ products, doing the work for you. No matter how you find pleasure on the water, whether you are a newcomer to paddlesports or an expert, here is your annual fix for dream gear.
FREE DOWNLOAD. You can either download the full guide (60MB), or, download it per category:
Die PADDLEexpo 2016 schloss mit ähnlichen Zahlen wie in den Vorjahren:
Besucher: 1550 (2015: 1393) aus 44 Nationen.
Der Anteil internationaler Besucher lag bei 54%, führend waren: Schweiz (5%), Italien, Tschechien, Großbritannien, Frankreich (je 4%) gefolgt von Österreich, Norwegen, Portugal, Polen, Slowenien und Holland.
Anzahl Stände 135 / Marken 282
Fläche brutto 8400 / netto 5000 m2 (ausgebucht)
Die nächste PADDLEexpo findet vom 19.–21. September 2017 statt, dann in Halle 7A im Messezentrum Nürnberg.
PADDLEexpo 2016 attendance similar to previous years:
Visitors: 1550 (2015: 1393) from 44 nations.
The percentage of international visitors is 54%, most came from SWITZERLAND (5%), ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE (4%), followed by AUSTRIA, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, POLAND, SLOVENIA and THE NETHERLANDS
Number of booths 135 / brands 282
Floor space gross 8400 / net 5000 m2 (fully booked)
The next PADDLEexpo will be 19.-21. September 2017, then in hall 7A at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.
Visitors 2016 came from:
AUSTRIA; BELGIQUE; BULGARIA; CANADA; CHINA; CROATIA; CYPRUS; CZECH REPUBLIC; DENMARK; GERMANY; ESPANA; FINLAND; FRANCE; GREECE; HUNGARY; INDIA; IRAN; IRELAND; ISRAEL; ITALIA; JAPAN; KUWAIT; LATVIA (LETTLAND); LITHUANIA (LITAUEN); LUXEMBOURG; MALTA; NORWAY; POLAND; PORTUGAL; REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA; ROMANIA; RUSSIA; SERBIA / SRBIJA; SLOVAK REPUBLIC; SLOVENIA; SOUTH KOREA (ROK); SWEDEN; SWITZERLAND; TAIWAN (R.O.C.); THE NETHERLANDS; TUERKIYE; UKRAINE; UNITED KINGDOM; USA
Yes, we are listening to the news from the other side of the Atlantic (SLC-show considering moving from August to June). Yes, we have acknowledged the Friedrichshafen event shifting to June. However: PADDLEexpo will stay an annual event and will be held between mid of September and early October. Period.
The 2017 dates are: 19.-21.September 2017, Hall 7A (slightly bigger than this year’s hall)
Why? We learned the lesson from history: www.horstfuersattel.de/…/…/history_en.htm