Paddling „SOLO IN PAPUA“

Expedition paddler live on stage
Rai Puig, expedition paddler and Sea Kayak Guide/Instructor at SK KAYAK will present his new film „SOLO IN PAPUA“ at the industry dinner, PADDLEexpo 2018.

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„This is the last adventure of the Catalan sea kayaker Rai Puig. He has paddled around the archipelago of Raja Ampat, in the remote Papua. He had to overcome many problems along the two months expedition like big waves in corall reefs, extrem heat, lack of fresh water…
Always surrounded by an unbelievable and tropical scenery. He also contacted some primitive tibes living many unique experiences. The short version 10 minutes film will ensure inspiration for everybody at PADDLEexpo“

PADDLEexpo and the industry dinner are „trade only“ and no public consumer event.

BUYERS GUIDE 2018

The Buyers Guide is a product of Kayak Session Publishing

208 PAGES
900+ PRODUCTS
FREE DOWNLOAD

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 decade: over 250 000 digital views and downloads per year, and 30,000 print copies. Once again 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 2018 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 900+ 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 (68MB), or, download it per category:

 

     
     
   

Local backup of the 2018 edition on the PADDLEexpo server:
Full Guide | Whitewater | Seakayak | SUP | Canoeing | Kayakfishing | Recreational | Collapsible | Apparel | Accessories

Previous editions of the Buyers Guide are still available online:
2018_buyers-guide.pdf
2017_buyers-guide.pdf
2016_buyers-guide.pdf
2015_buyers-guide.pdf
2014_buyers-guide.pdf
2013_buyers-guide.pdf
2012_buyers-guide.pdf
2011_buyers_guide.pdf
2010_buyers_guide.pdf

Kayak Session Buyers Guide 2018

Every year after the show, Kayak Session Publishing (Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World Magazine) produce the PADDLEexpo Buyers Guide for the next season. The printed version of the Buyers Guide will be sent to the subscribers with the next magazines, as well as to an extensive list of paddlesports shops across the world. Further on, the digital version is also made available on several websites (kayaksession.com, paddleworld.com, supworldmag.com and many more including zinio.com the world’s biggest digital kiosk!)
PADDLEexpo exhibitors can promote some of their products there at no cost!
More details about the 2018 PADDLEexpo Buyers Guide: HERE

The Buyers Guide is a product of Kayaksession Publishing, please follow the above link and contact them directly for more information.

Previous editions of the Buyers Guide are still available online:
2017_buyers-guide.pdf
2016_buyers-guide.pdf
2015_buyers-guide.pdf
2014_buyers-guide.pdf
2013_buyers-guide.pdf
2012_buyers-guide.pdf
2011_buyers-guide.pdf
2010_buyers-guide.pdf

Kayaksession Awards 2017

KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017; CATEGORY ACCESSOIRES: WHETMAN EQUIPMENT
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017; CATEGORY PADDLES: FREEFALL PADDLES
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017; CATEGORY APPAREL: LEVEL SIX
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017: CATEGORY INFLATABLE: SIPA BOARDS
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017; CATEGORY KAYAKFISHING: NATIVE WATERCRAFT
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017: CATEGORY RECREATIONAL: MELKER KAYAKS
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017: CATEGORY SUP: AQUADESIGN
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017: CATEGORY WHITEWATER: JACKSON KAYAK
KAYAKSESSION „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ AWARD 2017; CATEGORY SPECIAL JURY: STARBOARD SUP

The „COOLEST GEAR OF THE SHOW“ awards are presented by kayaksession.com media house

2017 STATS

(english – see below)

Die PADDLEexpo 2017 schloss mit ähnlichen Zahlen wie in den Vorjahren:
Besucher: 1408 (Rekord 2016: 1550) aus 47 Nationen.
Der Anteil internationaler Besucher lag bei 49%, führend waren: Großbritannien (6%), gefolgt von Österreich, Schweiz, Tschechien, Frankreich (je 4%) und Italien (3%)
Anzahl Stände 148 / Marken 294
Fläche brutto 8846 / netto 5119 m2 (ausgebucht)

PADDLEexpo 2017 attendance similar to previous years:
Visitors: 1408 (2016 record: 1550) from 47 nations.
The percentage of international visitors is 49%, most came from UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE (3% each) and ITALIA (3%)
Number of booths 148 / brands 294
Floor space gross 8846 / net 5119 m2 (fully booked)

Exhibitors from 28 nations: AUSTRALIA; AUSTRIA; BELGIUM; CANADA; CHINA; CZECH REPUBLIC; DENMARK; ESTONIA; FINLAND; FRANCE; GERMANY; HONG KONG; IRELAND; ITALIA; LATVIA; LITHUANIA; NETHERLANDS; NORWAY; PAKISTAN; POLAND; PORTUGAL; SLOVENIA; SOUTH KOREA; SWEDEN; SWITZERLAND;TAIWAN (R.O.C.); UNITED KINGDOM; USA

Visitors from 47 nations: ALBANIA; AUSTRALIA; AUSTRIA; BELGIUM; CANADA; CHINA; CROATIA; CZECH REPUBLIC; DENMARK; DEUTSCHLAND; EGYPT; ESPANA; ESTONIA; FINLAND; FRANCE; GREECE; HUNGARY; ICELAND; INDIA; IRELAND; ISRAEL; ITALIA; JAPAN; KUWAIT; LATVIA (LETTLAND); LUXEMBOURG; NETHERLANDS; NEW ZEALAND; NORWAY; POLAND; PORTUGAL; REP. SOUTH AFRICA; ROMANIA; RUSSIA; SERBIA; SLOVAK REPUBLIC; SLOVENIA; SOUTH KOREA; SWEDEN; SWITZERLAND; TAIWAN (R.O.C.); THAILAND; TUERKIYE; TUNISIA; UKRAINE; UNITED KINGDOM; USA

PADDLEexpo key facts, numbers and stats from 2003 until today in one spreadsheet (excel file)

Tickets after 15-Sept-2017

Registration after 15-Sept-2017:
It may be too late now to check your eligibility, generate your print-at-home ticket and send it to you by email. If you do not receive your print-at-home ticket in time, then please register on location, at the entrance to the exhibition hall.
Please complete the form in any case now: Registration Form

Registrierung nach dem 15. Sept. 2017:
Möglicherweise ist jetzt nicht mehr genug Zeit um den Eintrag zu prüfen, die Eintrittskarte zu erstellen und mit Email zu versenden. Wenn Sie Ihre Eintrittskarte nicht mehr rechtzeitig erhalten, dann registrieren Sie sich bitte vor Ort, am Eingang zur Messehalle.
Bitte füllen Sie trotzdem jetzt das Formular aus: Besucher Registrierung

Altstadtfest Nürnberg

The “Altstadtfest” is the annual festival in the historical town of Nuremberg: fresh food, music, celebration in the streets, not too loud and perfect for a nice, relaxed evening in the old town of Nuremberg.

This year the Altstadtfest happens to be at the same time with PADDLEexpo.

The website and event schedule is in German, but it will deliver basic information and maps:
www.altstadtfest-nbg.de
altstadtfest-nue.jimdo.com/……pdf

Always a good idea: Sightseeing Nuremberg