NürnbergMesse glides into new partnership with the German Ski Association (DSV)

Exhibition company NürnbergMesse will be the new centre for equipping the national teams of the German Ski Association (DSV) until 2028. That means that the approximately 700 participants, support staff and officials of the German Ski Association will be equipped for the winter sports seasons at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in future.

As the official exhibition partner to the German national ski teams, NürnbergMesse will also host the annual evening events with up to 400 guests. NürnbergMesse Group CEO Peter Ottmann welcomed Stefan Schwarzbach, managing director of DSV Marketing GmbH, and Hubert Schwarz, managing director of DSV Leistungssport GmbH, to the Exhibition Centre for the signing of the contract.

The beginning of the winter sports season in October will signal the start of the Ottmann said: “With our new partner DSV, NürnbergMesse is not only underscoring its expertise in terms of extraordinary events, but also in terms of logistics and customised infrastructure for the association, top athletes and their sponsors.”

Schwarzbach added: “With expertise in the areas of trade fairs, logistics and events, this collaboration fits perfectly with the expectations of the DSV teams. Our common goal is to further develop the DSV kitting-out as the largest DSV event of the year and to raise it to a new level.”

Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor Marcus König, chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse, said: “As the future meeting place for German winter sports, Nuremberg once again emphasises its importance as a city of sport with world-famous companies, first and second-league clubs in various sports, an elite sports school and Olympic, national and state training centres.”

The DSV athletes will be kitted out in Hall 12 and at NCC West, immediately adjacent to the Messe underground station. Just like at a trade fair, the majority of the approximately 100 DSV partners and sponsors will be represented there with their stands, where the top athletes, support staff and officials will be able to purchase the necessary equipment for the coming winter sports season. A media centre will also produce the latest portraits and team photos. Some of the DSV sponsors are already represented as exhibitors at the various NürnbergMesse trade fairs. Automaker Audi is the DSV Team Partner Alpine, Ski Cross and Freeski. It has been operating an innovative fast-charging station at the exhibition venue in Nuremberg for two years in the form of its ‘Audi charging hub’.

Founded in 1905, the DSV is the umbrella organisation of the German ski clubs. Nationwide, 950,000 members are organised in 3,500 clubs across 20 state ski associations.

Photo: NürnbergMesse becomes an official partner to the German Ski Association (DSV)/Ralf Rodel; NürnbergMesse