11. April 2022

What exhibitors at FIBO 2022 had to say

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After four eventful trade show days, FIBO 2022 came to a successful close on April 10 and clearly showed: The fitness industry is looking optmistically into the future!

We talked to some exhibitors and asked for their impressions of the world's largest fitness trade show:

 

Experten Allianz für Gesundheit e.V.
Mario Görlach, Chairman Expert

“FIBO 2022 was great! At first we were skeptical whether the visitors would come again like before the pandemic and whether the trade show would make sense for us this year. But: FIBO was very valuable and also strong in sales. The quality was very high despite fewer visitors. Our mission Health Needs Training has been well received by members and the industry..”

 

milon industries GmbH
Wolf Harwath, Managing Director

“The first two days of the show were great, we had expected much less of a rush. Still two weeks before FIBO we were very cautious, our expectations have been clearly exceeded. The quality of the visitors was very high, there is no major key accountant who was not there. It was definitely the right decision to come to FIBO.”

 

Johnson Health Tec. GmbH
Jürgen Aschauer, Business Development Director Matrix

“The first two days of the show were great, we had expected much less of a rush. Still two weeks before FIBO we were very cautious, our expectations have been clearly exceeded. The quality of the visitors was very high, there is no major key accountant who was not there. It was definitely the right decision to come to FIBO.”

 

schwa-medico GmbH  
Rainer Beck, Director Business Development

“The relaunch of FIBO was a real start-up event. With Symbiont, honored with the FIBO Innovation Award, schwa-medico defines a new standard in Bio-Electrical-Training. The response to it has been great. This is underlined by the 'fleet change' of EMS world market leader Bodystreet and 25Minutes, who equip their more than 400 studios worldwide with Symbiont. The signal effect that emanates from this is drawing international circles. The interest shown by many studio operators - from Italy, Spain, France, the UK and Poland to South Africa, Australia and Brazil - is correspondingly high. The momentum that was already evident in the run-up to FIBO is simply overwhelming.”

 

EuropeActive
David Stalker, President :

It was wonderful to be back at FIBO after a challenging 3 years and to once again experience firsthand the dynamic and enterprising atmosphere the trade show is known for.

Getting to see our sector coming together in these exhibitions, to share the latest trends and aspirations, attend thought-provoking presentations and of course network with so many great friends and partners was pretty special after the last few years!

It is fantastic to be a close partner of FIBO through so many great initiatives, in particular the European Health & Fitness Forum, and we look forward to being back next year for what will undoubtedly be another groundbreaking and inspiring trade show.

 

SANY GmbH
Angela Pernsteiner, founder & owner

"A big congratulations to FIBO for having the courage to pull off the show in these times. We had qualified B2B leads at the booth and plan to take more space next year. It was definitely the right decision to exhibit at FIBO 2022."

 

Schupp GmbH& Co. KG
Uwe Dieterle, Managing Director

"The industry is experiencing an upswing, I have no fears for the future. The demand for studios as well as in the home fitness sector is greater than ever. We used to focus on younger people, but now people 50+ are also being targeted. The potential is huge. The physio sector is also realizing that more needs to be done. This starts with the digitalization of customer management and doesn't stop with the type of training with apps and mobile small training devices. It's a trend we can expect to see in the fitness industry as well.

 

EGYM
Christoph Bischoff, Chief Customer Officer

"We are very pleased that FIBO could finally take place again and that we could once again experience the personal exchange with studio operators and physiotherapists. Our new products can be explained much better in direct contact. The demand was phenomenal, the trade show is a complete success for us!"

 

WHOOP
Brian Curtin, Vice President International Marketing

„It is our first time at FIBO. We just launched the German app this week – so for us it was really an opportunity to engage with the audience. People here are serious about health and fitness. We were very happy with the volume of people, but also the quality of people. Both on the B2B side and general consumers have been excited to have FIBO back. And yes, we are happy with the experience so far. And we will definitely come back next year.” 

 

Gym Glamour
Daniel Walendziak, Inhaber

"The first two days were already very successful for us. We were able to make many quality business contacts and now have some exciting projects on the horizon. Saturday and Sunday we were flooded by end customers, our sales are even better than before the pandemic. We were able to secure a larger booth and are very pleased!"

 

ACISO
Thomas Nemmaier, CEO

"We were really surprised how many visitors we welcomed at our booth. Nevertheless, we had enough time to have pleasant and substantive conversations. We were able to acquire many new partners for our franchise area as well as for our consulting business and also win back some customers. Our conclusion: we will gladly come again!"  

 

Gymshark
Daniel Parkin, Event Project Manager

"Our last appearance at FIBO was in 2017. After five years, we were finally back in 2022 and were able to connect with our German, but also a large international customer base. We have already almost reached our sales target. I think that's a good indicator that the fitness industry will recover quickly after Covid."