Sportitaly 2007, (, the first edition of a new sports fair, will take place in Bozen in Northern Italy on February 18 to 20. The net exhibiting space will cover 5,500 sq. meters (59,202 sq. feet) of the Fiera di Bolzano and will host 150 companies and 250 brands from the sports, outdoor and activewear segment. It will feature mostly apparel (47%) and accessories (42%) but also technical gear. The event’s organizers are Fiera di Bolzano, Assosport, Italian association of sport gear and apparel manufacturers, plus trade associations. The event will also include fashion shows, round tables and conventions.

— Maria Cristina Pavarini, Senior Features Editor