IWA OUTDOORCLASSICS: THE BEST FAIR FOR SHOOTING SPORTSCorsivia
After 2 years without being able to do one of our favourite things, we were finally able to once again attend the IWA Outdoor Classics, the largest international trade fair for shooting sports that was celebrated in Nuremberg from 3 to 6 March.
Although with fewer visitors than in previous editions due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, more than 900 exhibitors gathered in the fantastic 40,000 square metres of the fair with the sole purpose of helping you to establish new and rewarding business relationships and to give you all the advice you need so that you don’t have to limit your business to just the warmest months of the year.
Among them, of course, was us, CORSIVIA.
But even though it’s now the largest international shooting sports trade fair, it hasn’t always been that way.
Do you know anything about its history?
You don’t? We’ll tell you all about it. Keep reading…
IWA OUTDOORCLASSICS: 40-PLUS YEARS OF TRADE FAIRS
A lot has happened since the trade fair started back in 1974.
Back then, IWA Outdoor Classics started out as a national product fair for the arms retail trade and gunsmiths with just under 100 exhibitors.
Its current name only came into being once the fair had crossed the borders of Germany due to two main factors:
- The multi-thematic product range it offered.
- Being able to cover the field of both traditional craftsmanship and innovative ideas for outdoor equipment, functional clothing, hunting sports and shooting sports.
To give you an idea of its international reach, in 2019 (the last edition of the fair before the pandemic) 61% of the 45,476 professional visitors who came to Nuremberg were from 122 countries outside Germany as well as 81% of the 1619 exhibitors.
But what are the products that help turn IWA Outdoors Classic into the industry’s largest international trade fair?
THE MOST INTERESTING PRODUCTS FOR THE WORLD’S BEST TRADE FAIR
If you’ve ever attended the trade fair, we don’t need to tell you that your visit has helped you with a long list of things, from updating your product range to learning about the latest trends in the world of shooting sports, outdoor equipment and equipment for civil and official security applications.
As an international firearms trade fair, it has become one of the most important exhibitions for arms manufacturers from all over the world in the firearms segment that includes pistols and revolvers, sporting firearms and shooting sports equipment and firearms and accessories for airsoft and paintball.
As far as shooting sports are concerned, clay target shooting occupies a leading position where Corsivia has had the opportunity to present a wide range of both traditional and eco-friendly shooting targets:
- Green dream: our all-natural resin target.
- Eco-smart: one of our eco-friendly ranges, perfect for trap and skeet.
- Sporting: 6 different models for practicing this discipline.
- American Trap: traditional target used in trap.
But that’s not all. We’ve also been able to learn about fascinating projects and establish even more exciting collaborations.
Here’s just a sample…
OUR EXPERIENCE AT THE IWA OUTDOORCLASSICS 2022
Fortunately, we have received visits from all our friends, distributors and customers from France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, England, Lebanon, Turkey…
The not so lucky part is the one for which all those attending the fair will remember it: THE IMPORTANT INCREASE IN RAW MATERIALS, due to their scarcity and lack of supplies for the recent war in Ukraine. Something talked about in every corner.
Even so, we always like to keep the most positive part of all: at CORSIVIA we assure all our customers the immediate availability of the product, since our clay targets are in stock to be shipped all over the world.
What do you think?
If you weren’t able to make it or didn’t have the chance to have a virtual meeting during the fair, but you’d still like us to give you a hand with your project, please contact us HERE and we’ll tackle it together.
To get you started, how would you like a free copy of our BEST PRACTICES MANUEL FOR SHOOTING RANGE MANAGEMENT?
Were you able to attend the fair? Want to tell us about your experience?