Every year the team behind this exciting ISPO feature creates new presentation concepts, everything from VM (Visual Merchandising) to finance and in 2009 you can expect the same excellent forward thinking support. With an eye on up-to-date information and an outlook into the business future, Shop Summit will be hosting the topic of Modern Shop Strategies – and strategic decisions are certainly needed to run your shop business successfully these days!

Shop Summit is a well thought out and highly interactive ISPO area, which offers an interesting look beyond what’s happening in boardsport business - so new insights are guaranteed. Two separate features are incorporated that aim at different levels of shop business expertise.

At the Basics section, aspiring or new retailers will receive a round up of essential topics such as finance, store layout and promotion.

The Trends section is the heart of Shop Summit and is a must attend, for those retailers who want an edge to their business development strategies. Here, ISPO has created a window on the future of independent retailing with a focus on Shop Concepts, E-Business, Eco and Inspiration.

Further highlights also taking place at the Shop Summit include the SOURCE Job Agency, which will once again be a platform for companies looking for qualified staff and ambitious people to make a career in the industry. It is also a good opportunity to mediate between manufacturers and distributors looking to add new countries/brands to their business. If you are interested in posting a job offer or distribution opportunities, please send your info in A4 format to jobs@boardsportsource.com.

There will also be a presentation of the ISPO Boardsport Awards winners, judged by industry professionals, media representatives and retailers to highlight the most compelling and innovative products for the selling season 09/10. There are five categories: Hardgoods, Outerwear/technical apparel, Safety Gear, Kids’ Product and Travel and all winning products will be exhibited at Shop Summit throughout ispo – a perfect start into your ispo visit to get the overview about the latest developments. Award winners also present the details of their products on Wednesday morning with Q&A.

ISPO business is fun business – so information goes hand in hand with recreation. Shop Summit is also a favourite place to grab a coffee with like-minded people, hang out and have a chat. Also make sure you don’t miss the Bavarian Weißwurst breakfast on Wednesday morning. See you there!

Hardfacts

board_ispo shop summit 09 „MODERN SHOP STRATEGIES“ ispo, February, 1st to 4th 2009, hall A1 booth 333

Sunday to Wednesday: • Exhibition „MODERN SHOP STRATEGIES“ • SOURCE Job Agency • ispo Boardsport Awards presentation

Wednesday SPECIAL: 10.30 – 12.00 am Weißwurst-Brunch From 11.00 am presentation of the award winners