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  April 2010           Mirko & Walter Valagussi  
   

 2010 IWA Show Report

   
 

The 36th annual IWA show was held in Nuremberg (germany) on March 12-15, as susual we attended the show and took a ton of pictures. The most important show in Europe for outdoor hunting gear was a success despite the past year suffered from the economic downturn. On a press release the ATA Show management informed that:

IWA & OutdoorClassics 2010: Expectations exceeded

  • 1,141 exhibitors from 55 countries
  • 32.214 trade visitors from all over the world

The 37th edition of IWA & OutdoorClassics also really convinced the experts. The international exhibition get-together for hunting and shooting sports, classic outdoor activities and law enforcement equipment in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 12–15 March 2010 exceeded expectations once again. 

The seven exhibition halls at IWA & OutdoorClassics 2010 were completely booked up by a record number of 1,141 exhibitors from 55 countries. There was also an uninterrupted demand from trade visitors, who are only admitted to the exhibition on providing proof of eligibility: the number of visitors remained steady at 32,214, the level of the previous event. 
 
For Olaf Sauer, President of the Verband der Hersteller von Jagd-, Sport¬waffen und Munition (JSM), the German gun manufacturers association, the exhibition is an important barometer for the industry: “IWA & OutdoorClassics is always an indicator of the year’s economic performance. It shows how national and international ordering activity will develop and thus the utilization of the companies’ capacities.” Jürgen Triebel, President of the Verband Deutscher Büchsenmacher und Waffenfachhändler e.V. (VDB), the German gunsmiths association, takes a similar view: “The great interest in IWA & OutdoorClassics despite the difficult economic times is encouraging.” Triebel continues: “This is due to the constantly growing variety of exhibited products on the one hand and the outstanding organization of IWA &OutdoorClassics on the other.” 
 
Whether hunting, shooting sports or clothing and accessories for classic outdoor leisure activities, the exhibitors at IWA & OutdoorClassics 2010 showed the international experts their extensive ranges with several hundred new products and innovations.  
 
The topic of law enforcement and security also attracted a lot of attention at this year’s IWA & OutdoorClassics . “Regrettably, violent attacks on our police officers have increased appreciably in recent times,” said Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister of the Interior, in his opening speech. “It is therefore important to also constantly improve the protective equipment.” Besides the many companies that exhibited operational equipment for police forces in the LawEnforcement@IWA segment, the main attraction was the practical training at the European Policetrainer Conference and the Police Management Academy Conference. 
 
The next IWA & OutdoorClassics takes place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 11–14 March 2011. 

 

 
                       
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