Seoul International Sports & Leisure Industry Show (SPOEX)

Seoul International Sports & Leisure Industry Show (SPOEX)
The Seoul International Sports & Leisure Industry Show, commonly known as SPOEX, is a top trading show that showcases the latest trends in South Korea’s sports and leisure industry, and introduces local and international exhibitors to a wider audience of buyers.

SPOEX is organized by Korea Trade Fairs Ltd., the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO). Korea Trade Fairs Ltd. is South Korea’s leading organizer of professional trade fairs. The KITA is the largest economic organization in the country that represents over 60,000 companies engaged in international trade and operates World Trade Center Seoul. Finally, the KSPO is a government-funded company that continues the legacy of the 1988 Summer Olympics and supports various sports projects.

SPOEX is held every February at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Gangnam District of Seoul. With an audience of more than 61,000 visitors from South Korea and abroad, it is one of the leading trade shows in the country. It gives businesses an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and services to both domestic and overseas buyers. In 2005, SPOEX was named the “Promising International Show” by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

SPOEX is divided into several thematic sections to make it easier for visitors to navigate the exposition and find what they need:

  • Health/Fitness: healthcare goods, flexibility exercise machines, treadmills, weight machines.
  • Sporting Goods: ground sport facilities, indoor sports, sports services, sportswear.
  • Caravan: autocamping equipment (campers, roof boxes and racks, rooftop tents, etc.), camping food (packaged food, frozen food, cooking utensils, etc.), camping equipment (burners, hammocks, knives, lanterns, mats, tables, tarps, tents, sleeping bags, etc.), camping service (camping and autocamping grounds, travel agencies, etc.).
  • Outdoor/Camping: outdoor equipment (carabiners, harnesses, sticks, ropes, helmets, etc.), clothes (shirts, pants, jackets, functional underwear), shoes (climbing shoes, hiking and tracking boots, functional shoes), and accessories (gloves, hats, sunglasses).
  • Bikes/Extreme: finished goods (BMX, electric bikes, hybrid bikes, MTB, road bikes), spare parts, and accessories (carriers, helmets, lights, clothes, shoes, tools, water bottles).
  • Water sports (KUSPO): diving equipment, marine sports equipment (boats, canoes, kayaks, rafting boats, surfboards, water-skis, windsurfing, yachts, etc.), marine sports services (diving education and training, resorts), and underwater digital equipment (cameras and camcoders, lanterns, water pressure gauges, etc.).
  • Nutrition & Diet/Beauty.

In addition to the exposition proper, the program of SPOEX includes demonstrations, workshops, seminars, meetings with famous athletes and influencers, a fitness convention, sports competitions, and other events and activities that bring together manufacturers, service providers, athletes, sports professionals, the general public, and other interested parties.






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