Record participation at FIBO Innovation & Trend Award Nominees have been selected
FIBO INNOVATION & TREND AWARD 2019
The fitness industry has given proof of its outstanding innovative power repeatedly. However, FIBO in April will prove that 2019 is a very special year in this context. With a record participation of 294 innovations, the field of participants competing for this year’s FIBO Innovation & Trend Award has nearly tripled, thereby further confirming its relevance for the industry. All entries will be on display at the trade show from 4 to 7 April.
The 19 nominated products selected by a jury of international experts asserted themselves against strong competition. With Brain Training, Gaming Fitness or Adventure Workouts they demonstrate tomorrow’s fitness training – always with the aim of making workouts even better, motivating people and contributing to holistic physical and mental well-being.
The categories Digital Fitness, Health/Prevention, Lifestyle/Life-Balance/Wellness, Performance and Start-Up will again address the central trend issues. The awards will be presented in the presence of approximately 400 high-calibre industry representatives as part of the European Health & Fitness Forum on the eve of FIBO.
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The jury of the FIBO INNOVATION & TREND AWARD 2019
(c) FIBO. (l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, Nathalia Smeeman, Prof. Dr. Niels Nagel, Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse)
The entries submitted were assessed by an international expert jury. It includes Nathalie Smeeman, Executive Director of the European trade association Europe Active; Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse, university professor for prevention and rehabilitation at the German Sport University Cologne, Gunnar Ebmeyer, Editorial Manager & Manager Business Development FIT FOR FUN, Prof. Dr. Niels Nagel, Branch Manager at DIFG e.V. and Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, Founding Dean of the Faculty for Sport, Media & Events at the University of Applied Sciences Europe. The jury assesses the submissions based on criteria like innovation, health, quality and design as well as functionality.
FIBO is the world’s largest international trade show for fitness, wellness and health: the industry’s key players come together here in Cologne. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. 1,133 companies participated in 2018, meeting over 143,000 trade and private visitors from 120 countries. FIBO is scheduled to take place at the Exhibition Centre in Cologne from 4 to 7 April in 2019. Kicking off the trade show on 3 April will be the 6th European Health & Fitness Forum, expected to attract 400 leading representatives from the European fitness sector.
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