PADDLEexpo dates 2019-2022

PADDLEexpo 2019:
Friday, 4. October 2019
Saturday, 5. October 2019
Sunday, 6. October 2019
Hall 3A


PADDLEexpo 2020:
Friday, 25. September 2020
Saturday, 26. September 2020
Sunday, 27. September 2020
Hall 3A


PADDLEexpo 2021:
Friday, 8. October 2021
Saturday, 9. October 2021
Sunday, 10. October 2021
Hall 3A


PADDLEexpo 2022:
Friday, 7. October 2022
Saturday, 8. October 2022
Sunday, 9. October 2022
Hall 3A

Award-Winning Movies at the Industry Dinner

Philippe Doux, Kayaksession Publishing
Philippe Doux, Kayaksession Publishing

What kind of movies will be screened?
Every year, we select a panel of six short films from the movies sent our way by various producers & film-makers that showcase all aspects of Paddlesports. Quality is the guideline. Versatility too, as we try not to have five similar films. We try to make the screening entertaining and not too long, so viewers don’t get bored, especially after a long day talking to customers.

What is the purpose of this movie night?
The main goal is to show and bring forward a very positive image of each segment of our industry. We work and live in a vibrant and versatile industry. From stand up paddling to kayak fishing, from whitewater waterfall chasers to canoe trippers, from arctic sea kayakers to sit on top beachgoers, at first look we have little in common, yet in fact, we share a lot more than we think, despite the differences in the shape of the paddle in our hands! So the goal of the evening is just that, to show each other how great our respective paddlesports discipline is and to get to know each other better. If that helps encourage dealers to broaden the kind of gear they carry, to give ideas to manufacturers to develop new products, or to motivate people to try a new way to enjoy life with a paddle in their hands… all the better. In the end, it is a celebration of the Paddlesports family.

PADDLEexpo 2009

How are the films selected?
The Kayak Session team selects the movies from April through August. We are contacted by companies, film-makers, and producers that submit their films. We also choose the best of what we see and share online. Year-round, we select films to share on our web pages. (If you are reading these words and have movies that represent a segment of the paddlesports industry, contact us!) Note, that while it will give companies exposure, those movies are not meant to be promotional clips, but real short films documenting something that sets our industry or individual achievements apart. And if that is an opportunity to do justice to those companies that support financially athletes, events and projects, then great!

Is there a benefit for the industry beyond entertainment at the dinner?
Communication. That may sound naïve, but the whole industry dinner program, the food, the free drinks, the awards, the films, all are meant to facilitate communication between all players. And after a few years, we can safely say that the formula functions well. Whether industry juniors or legends, people talk to each other, laugh with each other, make plans together. That is the idea.

PADDLEexpo 2011

Why is it so much more fun to watch your movies on the big screen, together with friends?
That is actually a good question. The films we show are not all world premieres. Sometimes quite a few people in the room have already seen some of the movies. But watching it in the dark, on a super large screen, with a beer or a glass of wine in hand, surrounded by friends changes our vision, makes us realize once again, how lucky we are to work in such an environment.

PADDLEexpo 2012

When did you start to present the award-winning movies at PADDLEexpo, and how has it evolved?
We started six years ago, I think. What has changed is that it has become a landmark for movie makers and companies to be associated with part of the program. Being featured has become something valuable for paddlers, producers, and companies. That means a lot to us, it shows that our original idea was not so stupid and fits people’s needs and tastes.

PADDLEexpo 2014

What can we expect on screen at PADDLEexpo 2019?
We do not know yet… but can guarantee it will be quality driven as always, and hopefully surprising.

NCC-Mitte, hall “Brüssel”, location of the next presentation in October 2019.

Kayak Session Publishing is the international media partner of PADDLEexpo and has been since the very beginnings of the show. The Kayak Session crew will once again be presenting the Best in Show awards at the annual Industry Dinner alongside award-winning movies.

2020 Paddlesports Product Of The Year Awards

Taking place annually at PADDLEexpo are the Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards, geared towards designers, manufacturers, and importers. The contest aims to highlight products that are making a difference through innovation, performance, design, utility, etc.
A panel of independent authorities, from product development engineers, retailers, outfitters, and former manufacturers, as well as paddlers, have been recruited to vote. The lucky winners will be announced during the PADDLEexpo industry dinner.

How to enter?
Details will follow here in August 2019 (Archive: 2018 invitation)
The Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards are organized by KS Publishing and brought to you by ( www.paddlerguide.com )

Video: 2019 location HALL 3A

PADDLEexpo 2019 will be held in hall 3A in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre,  Germany. This video is 3 years old and shows the location. Have a look, enjoy beautiful memories and be inspired:


2019 >>> Exhibition in hall 3A
2019 >>> Industry Dinner in NCC Mitte

In 2018 and 2017 PADDLEexpo has been held in hall 7A and the location of the Industry Dinner has been room “Sidney” in NCC-East (Nuremberg-Convention-Center East).  This year (2019) hall 7A and room Sidney won’t be available. That’s why PADDLEexpo will return to a location where it has been before:

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The Industry Dinner will be set up in NCC-Mitte. Please check the fairground plan for details:

2019 >>> Ausstellung in Halle 3A
2019 >>> Händlerabend im NCC Mitte

Letztes Jahr und im Jahr zuvor wurde PADDLEexpo in Halle 7A abgehalten und der Händlerabend war im Raum “Sidney” im NCC-Ost (Nürnberg-Convention-Center Ost). In diesem Jahr (2019) stehen Halle 7A und Raum Sidney nicht zur Verfügung. Deshalb wird PADDLEexpo in eine Halle zurückkehren, in der sie schon vorher war.

Die PADDLEexpo 2019 findet in Halle 3A statt, wo sie bereits 2014, 2015 und 2016 veranstaltet wurde.
Der Händlerabend wird im NCC-Mitte gefeiert. Bitte entnehmen Sie die Lage von Halle 3A und NCC-Mitte dem Geländeplan oben.

Back to hall 3A

2019 >>> Exhibition in hall 3A
2019 >>> Industry Dinner in NCC Mitte

Last year and the year before PADDLEexpo has been held in hall 7A and the location of the Industry Dinner has been room “Sidney” in NCC-East (Nuremberg-Convention-Center East). This year (2019) hall 7A and room Sidney won’t be available. That’s why PADDLEexpo will return to a location where it has been before:

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The Industry Dinner will be set up in NCC-Mitte. Please check the fairground plan for details:

2019 >>>  Ausstellung in Halle 3A
2019 >>> Händlerabend im NCC Mitte

Letztes Jahr und im Jahr zuvor wurde PADDLEexpo in Halle 7A abgehalten und der Händlerabend war im Raum “Sidney” im NCC-Ost (Nürnberg-Convention-Center Ost). In diesem Jahr (2019) stehen Halle 7A und Raum Sidney nicht zur Verfügung. Deshalb wird PADDLEexpo in eine Halle zurückkehren, in der sie schon vorher war.

Die PADDLEexpo 2019 findet in Halle 3A statt, wo sie bereits 2014, 2015 und 2016 veranstaltet wurde.
Der Händlerabend wird im NCC-Mitte gefeiert. Bitte entnehmen Sie die Lage von Halle 3A und NCC-Mitte dem Geländeplan oben.

PADDLEexpo 2019 will take place in hall 3A again, where it has already been 2014, 2015 and 2016 (In 2017 and 2018 PADDLEexpo has happened in hall 7A)
In 2014 hall 3A has been brand new and PADDLEexpo has been one of the first events there.

Paddler’s Guide 2019

FREE DOWNLOAD
2019 Paddler’s Guide
PDF, 220 pages, 40MB

Every year, a few weeks after PADDLEexpo, the annual Paddler’s 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 have seen at the show, while anticipating where the future will take us.

The Paddler’s Guide is published and edited by:
Kayak Session, the International Whitewater Magazine
Paddle World, the International Paddlesports Magazine
SUP World Mag, the International Stand Up Paddling Magazine

View or download:
2019 Paddler’s Guide (PDF, 220 pages, 40MB)

All previous editions are still available (PDF):
2018  | 2017  | 2016  | 2015  | 2014  | 2013  | 2012  | 2011  | 2010

SUP Alps Trophy 2019

· Termine und Locations 2019 jetzt online
· PADDLEexpo wieder Pool-Partner, wie jedes Jahr seit Beginn der Alps-Trophy

SUP Alps Trophy 2019 – weiter mit fünf Events

Viele SUP-Racer wollen jetzt schon ihren Wettkampf-Terminkalender planen. Was bietet die SUP Alps Trophy 2019? Nach wie vor fünf Veranstaltungen, zwei neue davon als Partner-Events am Wolfgangsee und Bodensee. Beim Reglement ergeben sich so gut wie keine Änderungen, außer dass die Damen beim Long Distance einen eigenen Start erhalten.

Beim Short Distance, das mit einer Streckenlänge von etwa 3 Kilometer vor allem Einsteiger ansprechen soll, sind weiterhin nur iSUP-Boards zugelassen, beim Long Distance gibt es für die aufblasbaren Boards eine Sonderwertung bis 14’0’’. Dem Nachwuchs beim Kids Race werden die Altersklassen U10/U12 und U14 angeboten.

Mit den Boardmarken Indiana SUP und SIC unterstützen neben Fanatic, JP-Australia, Lightboardcorp, Mistral, RRD und Starboard nun zwei weitere Hersteller die SUP Alps Trophy, die bei den Veranstaltungen aktuelles Material zum kostenlosen Testen hinlegen. Zudem fördert jetzt auch der VDWS die Trophy und bietet den SUP-Racern einen speziellen Instruktoren-Lehrgang am Tegernsee (12./13.7.) an.

Österreichische SUP Meisterschaft & The Legend of Ox/Österreich: 8./9. Juni 2019
Nach vier Jahren Pause kehrt die SUP Alps Trophy an den Wolfgangsee mit einem Partner-Event zurück. Alex Ebner von Stand Up Paddle Salzburg wird die ÖM der Austrian SUP Federation (ASF), kombiniert mit dem Fun Race „The Legend of Ox“ in St. Gilgen durchführen. Starke Konkurrenz aus den umliegenden Ländern dürfte für spannende Rennen sorgen.

Terrassenhof Tegernsee SUP Cup/Deutschland: 14. Juli 2019
Am Hotel Terrassenhof in Bad Wiessee wird der Großteil von Deutschlands SUP-Race-Elite beim Long Distance wieder um Bestzeit und Preisgeld kämpfen. Vorher wird allerdings beim Team-Race auf den übergroßen XXL-Boards noch Funsport betrieben, für die 6er-Teams und die zahlreichen Zuschauer eine Riesengaudi. Am SUP Center Tegernsee werden wieder zahlreiche Aussteller mit aktuellem Material kostenlose Tests anbieten.

5. Bodensee SUP Cup/Deutschland: 27. Juli 2019
Viel Orga-Erfahrung bringt der Windsurfing-Club Immenstaad mit, der mit einem Partner-Event bei der SUP Alps Trophy einsteigt. Am wunderschönen Aquastaad Strandbad werden nicht nur Punkte für die Trophy vergeben, auch eine GSUPA-Wertung ist dort angesetzt. Starke Konkurrenz aus Deutschland trifft dort auf Mitbewerber aus der Schweiz und Österreich.

SUP Chiemsee Insel-Marathon/Deutschland: 21. September 2019
Bernau am Chiemsee ist der südbayerische SUP Hot Spot, das großzügige Gelände im Chiemseepark beim SUP Center Kaufmann bietet Platz für ein großes internationales Teilnehmerfeld, wozu vor allem auch die SUP-Racer aus Österreich einen großen Anteil beitragen. Zum vierten Long Distance der SUP Alps Trophy werden wieder Teilnehmer aus über zehn Nationen erwartet, erstmals gibt es auch ein kürzeres Fun Race für Einsteiger.

Garda Trentino SUP Longa Marathon Cup/Italien: 12./13. Oktober 2019
Mit einer guten Orga, einer reizvollen Streckenführung (von Torbole nach Riva und zurück) und hohem Preisgeld hat sich der Circolo Surf Torbole schon zweimal als perfekter SUP-Gastgeber präsentiert. Mit Beach Race und Short/Long Distance integriert sich der CST mit dem diesjährigen finalen Rennen in diese internationale Renn-Serie, anschließend werden dort die Jahressieger ausgezeichnet.

Stand 10. Dezember 2018; ohne Gewähr. Alle Details und stets aktuelle Information direkt auf der Webseite: www.sup-alps-trophy.com

Hustle: “Fair Expo” letter

Dear Exhibitors,
It looks like an organisation named “Fair Expo” has sent offers to the 2018 PADDLEexpo exhibitors by mail. The offer looks like an invoice and includes the PADDLEexpo logo.
Our advice: Ignore this document, do not pay the money!

Sehr geehrte Aussteller,
Es sieht aus, als hätte eine Organisation namens „Fair Expo“ den Ausstellern der PADDLEexpo 2018 per Post Angebote zugeschickt. Das Angebot sieht aus wie eine Rechnung und enthält das PADDLEexpo-Logo.
Unser Tipp: Ignorieren Sie dieses Dokument, überweisen Sie nicht das Geld!

Another common fraud: “Attendees List”

Kayaksession Awards 2018 / 2019

October 6th, 2018 | PADDLEexpo
This year the PADDLEexpo Product of the Year Awards and Industry Dinner were bigger and better attended than ever, with more companies submitting innovative products into each and every category, making the competition tight. Even so, only one product per category could win. Winners are products and gear our panel of judges consider to be innovative, industry-leading, game-changing, or so cool we want it for ourselves. And the winners are…

Accessories: Paddle Pump (Airboard)
Canoe: Umiak (Nautiraid)
Recreational: Easy Boat (Zegul)
Paddles: Apex (Werner Paddles)
Apparel: Wrap Lifejacket (Peak UK)
Sea Kayaking: Skagerrak (Lettmann)
Whitewater: Ripper (Pyranha)
Kayak Fishing: Dorado (Feel Free Kayaks)
Inflatable: Thaya (Gumotex)
Stand Up: Cocomat Allrounder Board (NSP)
Special Jury Price: Odyssey Paradise (Islander Kayaks)
The Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards are brought to you by Kayaksession Publishing ( www.paddlerguide.com )

PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Accessories: Paddle Pump (Airboard)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Canoe: Umiak (Nautiraid)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Recreational: Easy Boat (Zegul)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Paddles: Apex (Werner Paddles)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Apparel: Wrap Lifejacket (Peak UK)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Sea Kayaking: Skagerrak (Lettmann)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Whitewater: Ripper (Pyranha)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Kayak Fishing: Dorado (Feel Free Kayaks)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Inflatable: Thaya (Gumotex)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Stand Up: Cocomat Allrounder Board (NSP)
PADDLEexpo Product of the Year, Special Jury Price: Odyssey Paradise (Islander Kayaks)

The Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards are organized by KS Publishing and brought to you by ( www.paddlerguide.com )