State-of-the-art exhibition halls with natural lighting and excellent transport connections: visitors and exhibitors can look forward to FIBO taking place in Cologne this year.
Exhibitors from around 40 countries will present the latest in training equipment and intelligent health promotion concepts, complemented by a range of specialist lectures and action-packed events. With 100,000sq m of fitness, wellness and health, the show will be 20 per cent larger than in 2012.
The trade show will occupy exhibition halls 6, 7, 8 and 9 at the Exhibition Centre Cologne – new halls completed in 2006. In addition, FIBOactive will spread into halls 4.2 and 5.1, while FIBO POWER – held as a separate event alongside FIBO and encompassing bodybuilding, weightlifting and martial arts – takes place in halls 1, 2.1. and 2.2.
FIBOmed: More room for healthy concepts
With 20 per cent of trade visitors at FIBO working in the health profession – whether at a physiotherapy or medical practice, a health or rehab centre – health as a focal theme will be developed further with the innovative FIBOmed section. This area will encompass everything from diagnostic equipment, through training equipment and functional therapy methods, to professional health consulting.
Visitors will find the heart of FIBOmed in hall 9, which includes the FIBOmed Pavilion and the forum, in which seminars will be on offer around the themes of FIBOmed.
Additionally the FIBOmed Congress – the first Interdisciplinary Congress on Exercise Medicine – will take place during this year’s FIBO in the Congress Centre North, within the Cologne Exhibition Centre. From Thursday through to Sunday, it will deal with all aspects of the impact which exercise and fitness can have on health.
The congress targets a specialist audience which includes sports and general physicians, sports scientists and sports educators, physiotherapists, fitness coaches and fitness instructors.
FIBO Innovation Awards
When FIBO opens its doors in Cologne, visitors will be able to see first-hand the latest, most innovative product developments from approximately 650 exhibitors from around the world – and on Friday 12 April, three products will be awarded a FIBO Innovation Award. The winners will come from three categories: training equipment, health promotion, and design & communication.
Visitors will be able to see nominated products at the new Innovation Forum in hall 9. For the first time, this will include a lounge area with seating where visitors can find out more about the nominated products on display and exchange views in a relaxed atmosphere.
FIBOactive will once more offer everything from the fields of fashion, music, fun and action. New and established exhibitors will present a comprehensive range of products, supplemented by a large number of action programmes and stage shows.
FIBOactive will again offer a multitude of join-in and stage programmes on the FIBOactive show stage in hall 4.2. The international DFAV Convention and the Fit for Fun Cycling Festival will also take place once again this year.