Colorado-based companies have long been innovative leaders in the outdoor recreation industry, and this year, four businesses will have a chance to showcase their products at ISPO, one of the world's biggest trade shows focusing on action, outdoor, performance and traditional sports.
Supported by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the companies will represent Colorado's healthy outdoor lifestyle and year-round recreational opportunities, from skiing to skateboarding. The companies also embody Colorado's innovative business culture that's constantly breeding innovative technologies and high-performance products.
Showcasing their products at the Colorado Pavilion will allow the companies to connect with foreign buyers and representatives and increase their presence in the European market.
"Colorado is a natural fit for ISPO, as the state has long been viewed as an international hub for outdoor recreation," said Ken Lund, OEDIT's executive director. "Colorado's concentration of outdoor industry companies is estimated to make up about 12 percent of the total industry in the United States. The outdoor recreation sector accounts for over 107,000 jobs and $10 billion of annual economic output in Colorado."
The following companies will be represented in the Colorado Pavilion at ISPO Munich 2014:
Apex Sports Group, LLC (Boulder) produces an innovative new ski boot design that incorporates the comfort and ease of use of a snowboard boot with a rigid nano fiber open chassis. Apex boots provide extreme comfort while maintaining maximum support and leverage for ultimate performance.
Eco Vessel (Boulder) manufacturers and sells a diverse product line of reusable water bottles and food storage for adults, kids and toddlers. Eco Vessels are BPA free and are made from stainless steel, Tritan plastics and Silicone.
Seismic Skate Systems, Inc (Boulder) has been pushing the envelope of progressive longboard technology since 1993. Seismic designs and manufactures high-performance trucks, wheels, bearings, decks and completes for carving, cruising, freeride, racing and beyond.
Topo Designs (Denver) manufacturers backpacks, bags, apparel and accessories. Topo Designs bags are made for a range of activities from urbanites carrying laptops to day hikers and campers.
ISPO Munich offers the latest products, trends and innovations from the entire outdoor sports industry. The show features more than 2,300 exhibitors to 80,000 visitors from over 100 countries. Featured sports include alpine skiing, camping, climbing, fishing, mountain biking, running and snowboarding.
For more information about ISPO Munich 2014, visit http://www.ispo.com/munich. The Colorado Pavilion will be located in the Messe Munchen Center in Hall A2, Stand 500. You can also follow on Twitter @ColoradoITO.