The hunting and shooting industry is apparently doing great. The 2016 IWA OutdoorClassics, Europe's premier industry fair for firearms, ammunition, optics, outdoor equipment and accessories, has just recorded a record participation of more than 45.000 professional visitors (compared to 41.748 last year) and 1.455 exhibitors (2015: 1.379 exhibitors).
Additionally, this year's international participation was exceptionally high. Two thirds of the attendees and 80% of exhibitors made their way to the Nürnberg IWA from Canada, the USA, Mexico, South Africa, Namibia, Japan, New Zeeland, Australia, Argentine, Brasil, Peru or one of the other 120 countries represented this year.
Ten halls with over 95.000 square meter of exhibition floor hosted world known brands such as Heckler & Koch, Beretta, Glock, Swarovski, Blaser, Zeiss, SIG Sauer, Minox, Benelli, RWS, Mauser, Umarex and many more, introducing their portfolio and new products to the European market.
2017 IWA OutdoorClassics - make sure to attend
The next IWA OutdoorClassics will be held from May 3rd to May 6th at the Nürnberg convention center. We will be at the scene to report.
IWA OutdoorClassics 2016 - Trends and Impressions
2016 Enforce Tac: Specialized trade fair continues to grow
The fifth iteration of Enfoce Tac, the trade fair for law enforcement and military, took place just before this year's IWA on March 2nd and 3rd 2016. More than 2.700 visitors (compared to 2.069 in 2015) and 152 exhibitors (123 in 2015) participated this year, sharing the newest developments in firearms and ammunition, ballistic accessories, optics and optronics, IT, electronics and communications equipment as well as vehicles, medical care, tactical support , clothing and equipment.
Parallel to the exhibition, the annual European Police Instructors Conference (EPTK) took place at the Nürnberg convention center. Two days of presentations and practical training were designed to confer up to date know-how to law enforcement professionals.
The next Enforce Tac will take place on March 1st and 2nd 2017, 2 days before the official start of the 2017 IWA OutdoorClassic.