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FIBO is the international meeting point of the global fitness & health industry
Event overview
FIBO Global Fitness is the world‘s leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health. Traditionally FIBO connects more than 1,100 exhibitors from 50 nations and 145,000 international trade and private visitors from almost 140 nations in Cologne in April of each year.

About FIBO
FIBO Global Fitness caters for the demands of suppliers from the fitness, wellness and health industry and brings them in direct contact with the business customers from the fitness, wellness, health and lifestyle segments (e.g. fitness clubs, sports, spa and wellness facilities, hotels, medical and physiotherapy practices or spa and rehabilitation facilities), as well as end-consumers, being enthusiast of fitness and sports related well-being activities.

Our vision is a strong fitness industry and a healthy society. An active and holistically mindful lifestyle is more important than ever, and it will be the focal point of FIBO 2022.

7 strong reasons for FIBO 2022
• Be part of the biggest fitness & health community.
• Benefit from the strongest business opportunities.
• Explore the latest trends and customised solutions.
• Enjoy the greatest fitness experience – online and on-site.
• Learn from the best industry experts.
• Get inspired by the most important topics after corona.
• Reunite at one of the world’s largest show venues in a safe surrounding.
FIBO Global Fitness video gallery:
Key personnel
Silke Frank, Event Director
Anke Brendt, Product Manager B2B
Florian Brauer, Global Brand Manager
Jens Thieme, Senior Visitor Experience Manager
Simon Bens, Customer Experience Manager
"FIBO has once again lived up to its reputation as the clear number one trade show for our industry. Nowhere else will you find such a high-quality group of international trade professionals on a regular basis. All four days of the trade show were a huge success for us. It is clear to us that digitisation has arrived in the world of fitness and health, and our customers are eagerly taking advantage of the new possibilities for providing their members with customised programmes and the very best individual support."
– Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer, CEO, eGym
updates & press releases
02 Mar 2022
Exercise is Medicine Days: FIBO advocates against lack of exercise
Making a clear statement against the lack of exercise in society: this is the aim FIBO
pursues as a member of the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative. Together with EuropeActive the
world’s leading trade show will organise the ‘Exercise is Medicine Days’ on Friday and
Saturday as part of the Fitness & Health Forum in Hall 8.

Physical activity is to be moved into the focus of physicians, politics and society at large,now more than ever before. Exercise still plays too minor a role at doctors’ surgeries. For about a year now FIBO has been a trustworthy partner of the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative. As a key interface between fitness and health this the world’s leading trade show now advocates that sport and fitness be used as essential instruments to promote health, prevent illness and support the healing process.

“In a body consisting of EIM Germany and Europe, DGSP (German Society for Health and
Prevention) and EuropeActive we will pursue the aim of motivating society at large to
exercise more at a forum with top-notch speakers held on the Medicine Days on Friday and
Saturday,” says Anke Brendt, Product Manager at trade show organiser RX Austria &

Covid-related topics to dominate on FIBO Friday

The Covid pandemic is still omnipresent and has been impacting our society for over two
years now. All the more so since the issue of Long-Covid is now also moving centrestage –
and this will be addressed amongst other topics in the lectures and expert talks on FIBO

Furthermore, visitors will also be able to attend an interview with karate fighter Lena Mikulic – someone who still struggles with the consequences of Covid-19 even months after her infection and who will share her experience with the audience. What we already know about the mechanisms involved in Long-Covid will be explained by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Bloch, Head of the Institute for Circulatory System Research and sports medicine at the German Sport University Cologne, in his expert lecture.

FIBO Saturday: Exercise-is-Medicine approaches on an international scale

The second day will explore ‘Exercise-is-Medicine’ approaches adopted in different countries
and in the industry. The EIM Network in the Venice region, where doctors and sports
providers cooperate closely, will be presented by Prof. Andrea Ermelao and Dr. Daniel
Neunhaeuserer. The current status of the initiative in Poland will be covered by Anna Plucik-Mrożek, Manager of the Polish Exercise is Medicine Centre.

Dr. med. Thomas Schramm, Vice President of the German Society for Health and
Prevention, will report on how to organise a local network with a cardiology focus practice.
Finally, Prof. Leyk has installed ‘ActIv – Activate Individuals’ – a network with over 10,000 participants – to target the inactive and provide better motivation for sportspeople. He will also present hands-on examples for professionals to obtain greater reach.

Networking at the Meeting Point Health & Wellness (Hall 8)

During the trade show staff and academics will be on hand to answer any questions related
to the Initiative. Furthermore, it is planned to launch a dedicated landing page on ‘Exercise is Medicine’, which will go online over the next few days. Here interested parties and potentialn members can find detailed information on the Initiative.
 Credit: University Hospital Ulm/ Section Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
01 Mar 2022
Join the European Health & Fitness Forum 2022
On the 6th April, the day before the FIBO international trade show officially begins, the 9th European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) will take place in the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

Under the theme “Moving Forward Together – Collaborating to Rebuild and Renew the Fitness & Physical Activity Sector”, EHFF will serve as the summit meeting for leading stakeholders in the European fitness and physical activity sector, as well as academics, national associations and health experts.

A highly relevant and interesting programme is set to take place, which will include the unveiling of the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2022, an operator CEO panel on the current status & latest trends of our sector, a closer look at the ‘game-changing’ certification scheme and much more! To access the draft agenda, click here.

The EHFF will provide the best networking environment to connect with industry colleagues and stakeholders. So waste no time, the time to register is NOW!

Register here
FIBO Global Fitness : news from and
Sports Management NEWS: Sibec Europe cancelled
The Sibec Europe show, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, has been cancelled.
Sports Management NEWS: FIBO postponed to April 2022
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take place in April 2022.
Questex, owner of industry buyer event, Sibec EU, has announced it will partner with FIBO in 2021, moving the event alongside the trade show and EuropeActive conference in Cologne during the week of 1 November.
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, will now be held in November.
FIBO has announced that its Chinese event next month will be held as a hybrid event – which means it will be the first fitness trade show to have an on-site element since the pandemic began.
Sports Management NEWS: FIBO 2021 moves to June
FIBO has announced its 2021 show will be postponed due to increasing concerns in Germany about the scale of COVID-19 infections.
FIBO Global Fitness : featured in Sports Management, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
FIBO 2020 will set a new benchmark, ensuring virtual and live trade fairs evolve into a hybrid model, defining a future-oriented format that opens a new chapter in the trade fair industry
FIBO Global Fitness
Tel: +49 211 901910
Address: Völklinger Straße 4, Düsseldorf, NRW, 40219, Germany
Silke Frank, Event Director
FIBO Global Fitness  video gallery:
Key personnel
Silke Frank, Event Director
Anke Brendt, Product Manager B2B
Florian Brauer, Global Brand Manager
Jens Thieme, Senior Visitor Experience Manager
Simon Bens, Customer Experience Manager