07 April 2019
Final Report: More international flair – rising attendance: 145,000 visitors from 133 nations come to Cologne
“It’s the business, stupid” – business that brings the worldwide fitness industry to FIBO in Cologne. This is how a club operator from Miami summed it up and he could not have described the situation more aptly: registering trade visitors from 133 nations (previous year: 121) FIBO impressively underscored its status as the biggest and most important meeting point for the industry worldwide where trends are presented and where in excess of EUR two billion are invested. “Here’s the beef,” says the man from Florida with a grin.
06 April 2019
EuropeActive hosted the 6th edition of its European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF) on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 in Cologne at the Congress Centre Nord, Exhibition Centre. This year’s focus was on Marketing and Sales, key issues to the fitness market in the last decade, with the sector growing from 36 to an impressive 60 million members – a remarkable 67% growth between 2007 and 2017.
03 April 2019
Virtual sales strategists such as the tireless Elias, brain jogging through a digital world, or playfully working up a sweat while on a fantastic journey – in future, technological tricks will be used to motivate sports enthusiasts to deliver peak performance. At the same time, they are catapulting the on-trend topics of fitness and health into an entirely new dimension. Furthermore, two seemingly simple balls have been given the task of strengthening the backs of office workers, while a musical workout serves as a mood-booster and voice trainer.
20 December 2018
„Keep going, guys“ – Exhibitors and visitors agreed at the end of the premiere: FIBO USA was the start of a new show in North America that has what it takes to assert itself permanently. And so numerous familiar faces of the international fitness industry could be seen in the halls. Around 2,350 trade fair and conference participants registered for the first FIBO USA, which took place from 5 to 8 December in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
13 November 2018
It’s on its way to becoming the leading meeting of the South African fitness industry: FIBO Global Fitness Africa, which was held for the second time this fall, was a complete success. From 26 to 28 October, about 5,600 visitors and more than 100 exhibitors came to the top event of the fitness industry in South Africa. Designed as a combined summit and festival, the event for the first time addressed trade and private visitors alike.
13 September 2018
The leading international EMS suppliers are in the starting gate to conquer the world’s largest fitness market: FIBO USA will serve as the launch pad for such companies as miha bodytec, xBody, StimaWELL EMS and visionbody. While EMS training has succeeded in leaving its niche market in Germany and parts of Europe, its presence is limited in the USA. FIBO is once again proving to be a game changer.
30 August 2018
From four to twenty-four thousand visitors in five years: FIBO CHINA continues to be on course for growth. From 16 to 18 August 24,706 visitors came to the National Exhibitions and Conference Center in Shanghai, to see the innovations from some 350 brands. This corresponds to a 20 percent increase over the previous year. In 2014, the trade show kicked off with 4,238 visitors and has developed into the most important meeting point for the international fitness industry in Asia over the past few years.
05 June 2018
In the end, the growing need for space made the difference: the fifth FIBO CHINA will take place in a new location. The National Exhibitions and Conference Center in Shanghai is the second-largest exhibition centre worldwide, providing FIBO CHINA with new opportunities to stage both the exhibition area and an extensive supporting programme. FIBO CHINA will take up approximately 40,000 square metres here in 2018.