Fast track: ISPO Winter 2007
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Issue 20, 1st Quarter 2007
ISPO (International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment and
Fashion), the worlds largest and most diverse exhibition
for the sports community, held its most recent winter trade
fair between February 4 and February 7, 2007. The event took
place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.
For the first time, the event used all of the New Munich
Trade Fair Centre, which occupies an area of over 180,000 m2.
The event attracted a record 1,970 exhibiting
companies from 48 countries compared with 1,633 in 2006. The
number of trade visitors also increased from 61,087 in 2006
to 64,000 in 2007. This represents a rise of approximately
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