Get ready: IWA OutdoorClassics 2023 from March 2-5, 2023 – With many new exhibitors and innovative special areas

"Next year, IWA OutdoorClassics will once again be the meeting place for the industry for decision-makers and opinion-leaders, and will offer space for networking, products and assisting the decision-making process," says Thomas Preutenborbeck, Member of the Executive Board of NürnbergMesse, explaining the strengths of IWA and at the same time soliciting further exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world.

IWA OutdoorClassics 2023: current exhibitor figures

In its role as the world's leading trade fair, IWA OutdoorClassics is pleased to welcome many companies from all over the world every year. Currently, 834 exhibitors (as of November 15, 2022) from a total of 48 countries have already confirmed their participation in IWA OutdoorClassics 2023.

Almost 30 percent of these exhibitors will be exhibiting at IWA OutdoorClassics for the first time. In addition to new faces, visitors can also look forward to seeing some returning companies whose participation at IWA OutdoorClassics in 2022 was cancelled due to the pandemic, among other reasons. As we have learned from well-informed circles, the international Beretta Group will also be exhibiting again at IWA 2023.

The Ammotec booth at IWA 2022. 2023 will also see the digital "live events" – this time even on 3 days.

And German manufacturers such as Leica, Merkel and C.G. Haenel are also among the faithful returning participants at IWA OutdoorClassics 2023.

Olaf Sauer, Managing Director Merkel Sportwaffen GmbH and C.G. Haenel GmbH, explains his decision in favor of IWA as follows:

“Following a short absence, we are looking forward all the more to IWA OutdoorClassics next March. The pandemic showed that we need interaction with industry professionals more than ever, and to participate in collective industry-level. IWA offers the best opportunities in this regard.”

Details of current registrations can be viewed online at any time at the IWA exhibitor and product page.

IWA 2023: New presentation areas for the airsoft, knives and optics segments 

Airsoft: one of three segment for which there will be a separate area at IWA 2023.

Visitors to the forthcoming IWA OutdoorClassics can look forward to some interesting innovations in the halls. The new special areas created for the optics, airsoft and knife segments are likely to stand out in particular. The spaces give visitors the opportunity to learn about the exhibited products in even greater detail and engage in in-depth dialogue with the exhibitors.

Each area focuses on the special needs of the individual target groups and raises the experience for the trade audience to a new level. For example, the OPTICS Testing Area will feature a darkroom, the AIRSOFT Shooting Range will have its own shooting stands, and the BLADE Demo Area will have an attractive stage design. All information on the special exhibition areas and opportunities for exhibitors to participate will be available soon on the IWA website.

IWA 2023: "Meeting place for the Industry for decision-makers and opinion leaders"

Next year, IWA OutdoorClassics will again be able to welcome the most important opinion-leaders from national and international organizations and professional associations in Nuremberg, in addition to exhibitors, visitors and media representatives.

"Next year, IWA OutdoorClassics will once again be the meeting place for the industry for decision-makers and opinion-leaders, and will offer space for networking, products and assisting the decision-making process," emphasizes Thomas Preutenborbeck, Member of the Executive Board of NürnbergMesse. "Alongside our long-standing honorary sponsors, we are also very pleased this year to be working more closely with the World Forum of Shooting Activities (WFSA) and the professional European industry organizations Institut Européen des Armes de Chasse et de Sport (IEACS) and Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition (AFEMS), which will offer contributions of international relevance to the discussion," Thomas Preutenborbeck continues. 

Tickets for the IWA 2023: now you can already register for the IWA OutdoorClassics 2023 now!

For all trade visitors: get your tickets for IWA 2023 now!

The ticket shop for IWA OutdoorClassics opened recently. You can obtainyour ticket at Please continue to observe the applicable criteria regarding credentials. 

Journalists and content creators can be accredited for the event from now. Note that the accreditation process can be completed only online. The established accreditation guidelines apply. 

For accreditation, go to the dedicated IWA 2023 page.

We at VS Medien and are once again media partners of the IWA in 2023 and will, as usual, report on new products, trends and all the events. Nationally and internationally, in print and online, as well as with numerous videos on our well-known social media channels – so that you as fans get to see everything that is relevant at the IWA. We are looking forward to seeing you and to IWA OutdoorClassics 2023. More information about the innovations at the trade fair in 2023 will follow in the coming weeks and months.

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