In 2010 Ispo winter will be held one week later than usual, from Feb. 7-10. The reason is a change in the US trade show calendar. SnowSports Industries America (SIA) has decided to hold its SnowSports Tradeshow from Jan. 28-31, which would present a conflict with Ispo winter. “In order to find the best possible arrangement for our customers, we spoke to many industry representatives, and, in accordance with their response, decided to postpone Ispo winter by one week,” said Tobias Gröber, Business Unit Leader Consumer Goods for Messe München GmbH. “We are in contact with SIA to discuss options to avoid future conflicts between the two events. This one-time date change is a solution for our national and international exhibitors and visitors, allowing them to take part in both trade shows to be able to cover all important markets.”

—Melanie Gropler