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The organisers of Germany's FIBO, the international fitness and wellness trade show, have advised that the 2022 event now being held from 7th to 10th April in Cologne – the first live FIBO event since 2019 following the COVID-induced break – will host exhibitors in six halls presenting new products, trends and inspirations for the business revolving around fitness and health, and supplemented by numerous special areas and the new FIBO Congress.
Health will have the highest priority at all times when holding the physical event with Event Director Silke Frank commenting on the planning stage “we have worked hard for months now on holding the first live FIBO since 2019 ensuring the best health protection possible for all parties involved. Based on the experience we have gained over the past two years of the pandemic and virologists’ estimates we are positive that infection patterns will see positive developments by April.”
Being hit hard by the COVID crisis, this industry urgently needs impulses to jointly chart its strategic course for the future and Frank adds “we have conceived FIBO 2022 in such a way that it actively promotes current market developments and leaves suitable space for the strongly growing segments.
“In the newly designed Hall 8, visitors will find the areas Health, Wellness & Spa as well as Interior and encounter names like Hansefit, Gantner Electronic GmbH Deutschland, Klafs, M.A.C. Centercom, Novotec Medical, Pino, Sissel/Novacare, Trugge Getränketechnik oder Urban Sports Club. Also in planning are various lecture forums as well as a programme staged by the international initiative .Exercise is Medicine’.”
Halls 6 and 7 will be home to a wide cross-section of training equipment by the likes of Johnson Health Tech., milon industries, EGYM, Core Health + Fitness, Drax, Scotfit, Bodytone International Sport and Panatta. In Hall 7 visitors are also in for visionary digitisation themes at the Future Forum. Here innovation-driving speakers will demonstrate how tech-heavy tomorrow’s fitness world will be.
Hall 9 will be completely revamped fusing functional training with group fitness concepts for such trade visitors as trainers and instructors, wellness experts and gym owners. Names featured here include the well-established Functional Forum by IFAA, Bodylife and Perform Better while the IFAA Trainer Plaza will be featured for the first time.
Hall 5.2 will become the first shared ‘port of call’ for fitness professionals and consumers featuring everything revolving around healthy nutrition, fashion, beauty, group fitness and – new – CBD products. Here visitors can also find a Lifestyle Area, stages and join-in activity areas, the Cycling Festival and Mixed Reality Sports.
Hall 10 will again be the FIBO POWER Hall with bodybuilding, strength and competition sports. Featured here will be nu3, BlenderBottle, Barebells/nocco, Gorilla Wear and Nutrend, to name but a few.
On 6th April the Congress-Centrum Nord of Koelnmesse will also once again be host to the ‘European Health & Fitness Forum’. The Congress organised by EuropeActive regularly brings together the ‘top guns’ of the international fitness sector.
For more information on FIBO go to www.fibo.com
27th July 2021 – FIBO postponed again due to COVID and now scheduled for April 2022
20th May 2021 – FIBO becomes a member of ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative
8th April 2021 – EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec form 2021 partnership
31st March 2021 – FIBO 2021 adopts holistic approach to health and wellness
10th March 2021 – FIBO China set to be staged as hybrid event with world’s first post-COVID on-site fitness show
25th February 2021 – FIBO 2021 postponed again and will now run in November 2021
17th December 2020 – FIBO 2021 re-scheduled to improve planning certainty for the fitness industry
28th October 2020 – Planning commences for FIBO 2021
30th June 2020 – Coronavirus concerns sees cancellation of FIBO USA 2020
28th May 2020 – FIBO announces revised dates for trade-only fitness and wellness show
22nd April 2020 – FIBO CHINA 2020 suspended to prevent spread of COVID-19
7th April 2020 – FIBO announce 2020 innovation and trend award winners
6th March 2020 – FIBO announces October dates for postponed 2020 show
29th February 2020 – FIBO Cologne postponed to second half of 2020
14th February 2020 – FitTech Summit and FIBO collaborate to project the future of fitness
11th December 2019 – FIBO 2020 to accommodate latest wellness industry trends
22nd November 2019 – Singapore’s ExPRO Fitness convention to link with new FIBO Southeast Asia event
28th September 2019 – FIBO to introduce new South East Asia event in Singapore
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