WA OutdoorClassics, held from 8 to 11 March, enjoyed further growth this year, with 1,622 exhibitors (2018: 1,562) from around the world spread through eleven halls at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The leading international exhibition for hunting and shooting sports, outdoor equipment and equipment for civilian and official security requirements, IWA OutdoorClassics has been the meeting point for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and mail order firms, authorities and the trade press from the relevant sectors for 46 years. Once again this year, the event drew about 46,000 trade visitors to Nuremberg (2018: 46,562)*.
In a context of general consolidation in the industry in Germany and discussions regarding the implementation of the new European Firearms Directive in the EU, IWA OutdoorClassics continued to provide a firm foundation with its strong international attendance and the expertise of its trade visitors.
The question of digitalisation also creates new challenges for manufacturers and the specialist trade. The supporting programme included a presentation of the opportunities offered by digitalisation at the “Retail 4.0” special exhibition area: lectures, discussion rounds and practical, real and virtual examples illustrated the form the buying experience of the future could take. The blogger lounge also offered the opportunity to network with players in the online communities for a second time.
The next IWA OutdoorClassics will take place as usual in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from Friday 6 to Monday 9 March 2020.
Admission for trade visitors only
The IWA OutdoorClassics is organised by NürnbergMesse and sponsored by VDB (Association of German Gunsmiths and Gun Traders) and JSM (German Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturers Association).
This event is exclusively for trade visitors; children and young people under 18 years of age are not allowed to attend. Tickets for the IWA OutdoorClassics will be issued only to visitors from appropriate specialist suppliers, official bodies and security companies on submission of relevant credentials.
* The visitor, exhibitor and floor space figures for this trade fair event are calculated and certified in accordance with the uniform definitions published by FKM – German Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics.