Remember our brave idea of gathering the whole climbing community at one place during the first World Indoor Climbing Summit (WICS)? Well, the idea turned out great and we are doing it again!
To be honest, getting together some of the best indoor climbing experts from around the globe was not an easy task but at the same time, our industry grows so fast, we feel it is time for a much broader and strategic dialogue on the state of indoor climbing and the trends we see coming in different part of the world. WICS 2018 brought together 300 specialists and 17 exhibiting companies from 38 countries and we expect WICS 2019 to be even bigger.
*Highlights from WICS 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUWNcvE3Pk*
Although our focus has been on the content and the space we provide to share experience and collaborate on new ideas, reading last year’s feedbacks showed participants attributes the best value in the networking with industry pioneers. Also, the fact that most of the attendees have been either founders or CEOs of the gyms they represented, changed much the dialogue in a very positive way. People loved the open and more inclusive type of panel discussions which give space for dialogue and for sharing different points of views. Due to that it was easier to keep the audience attention and include it in the conversation, so this year we still keep the panel discussions as preferred form.
*WICS 2018 panels: https://climbingsummit.com/wics-2018-videos/*
From exhibitor’s perspective exhibiting companies shared that they could finally put a face to a name, getting to meet some of their customers for the first time at WICS. They see WICS as a smaller event but with great audience of mostly decision makers, which shortens the distance between retailer and gym manager.
The second edition of WICS will take place this summer from 19th to 21st June again in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We will include some of last year’s hottest topics such as “From A to Z- What to Consider When Opening a New Climbing Gym?” (with new speakers on stage) and we will present some new such as private equity and “Global State of the Market” where we will have discussion on where the climbing industry is heading in countries where climbing is already a big hype. The exhibition area will be even bigger this year, so more companies are welcomed to join.
*Learn more about WICS’s 2019 shedule: https://climbingsummit.com/wics-schedule/*
We are inviting all gym owners, directors, managers, operators, route setters, and potential investors, climbing influencers, climbers and who else might wish to experience WICS to shape the future of climbing together again this summer.
*Tickets for the event can be easily purchased via: http://tickets.climbingsummit.com/ticket*
See you at WICS 2019!
Fitness centers have been around for years as one of the most popular ways to stay healthy and fit in an urban environment. Or as an additional activity to other sports as it allows to easily train specific muscle groups.
However, in its core fitness training is a repetitive and individual activity and to many today this is not enough. People are looking for a more challenging, engaging and fun way to stay fit.
And this is where Walltopia steps in offering a specially developed line of climbing and ninja warrior activities for gyms.
Both bouldering and ninja warrior courses challenge and improve
Both are a great way to enhance the traditional structured workouts to train the whole body in a way that feels more fun and adventurous, too.
We will present this concept for the first time at the world's biggest event for fitness, wellness and health – FIBO, in Cologne, Germany, from 4th to 7th April 2019,
The Association of British Climbing Walls is holding their Annual General Meeting and Conference on September 29 and 30th and Walltopia will be one of the main partners of the event for the second year.
ABC promises the event will be bigger than ever with plenty of new workshops and discussions. We are excited to be one of the main drives for innovation in the climbing wall industry worldwide and cannot wait to show the UK our latest products and projects. Join us to check out our new volume sets and find out how we managed to build the 700 sq.m climbing walls for the World Climbing Championships in Paris in only 3 days!
Walltopia is the title sponsor of the annual CWA Climbing Wall Summit for the fourth consecutive year.
We will be holding two presentations during the summit this year, which will help you understand the entire process of building a climbing gym, as well as outline Walltopia’s latest innovations in climbing wall design. Our team will touch on the issues that are frequently faced during climbing area planning and show you how simple things like custom colors, climbable logo volumes, and other new advances in design will make you stand out.
This year the summit will be held in Loveland, Colorado on May 19-21.
Walltopia will be exhibiting its diverse active entertainment solutions at MAPIC 2015, stand Riviera 7. A5. We will show how our interactive climbing walls, ropes courses, caving systems, and the new ride - Rollglider, provide an engaging experience for both children and adults.
We will also be hosting a special event that will outline how Active Entertainment is becoming a game changer in the Leisure Industry. The event will take place at the Retailtainment pavilion on November 19th, 11:00 A.M.