Peak Adventure: Unleashing the Vertical Spirit at VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen

VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen – platform for vertical professionals / Halls & Wallsvertical_pro_logo

The VERTICAL PRO trade fair in Friedrichshafen is the meeting place for everyone who is professionally at height and offers a common platform for the indoor and outdoor climbing industry, rope and safety technology, rescue and aid organizations and occupational safety.

Numerous international exhibitors present the entire spectrum of rope and safety technology at the VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen trade fair.

In addition to ropes, harnesses, carabiners, workwear, climbing holds, rope clamps, mountaineering boots and accessories, you can also find out about products and services for climbing and bouldering halls and the entire range of climbing and occupational safety industries at the rope technology trade fair.

The top concept orientation of the VERTICAL PRO creates valuable new synergies within the rope access technology with sport and industrial climbers.

With the extensive supporting program and the Demo + Test Area, you also have a wide range of opportunities for expanding your knowledge and for professional exchange with lectures, seminars and workshops as well as on the climbing tree, the container tower, the bouldering wall, the turntable ladder and the dark room.

As a professional height worker and athlete, you will not only find your personal protective equipment at the VERTICAL PRO in Friedrichshafen, you will also find out about the latest trends and innovations from the players in the vertical professionals industry.

VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen: Elevating the European Outdoor Trade Fair

Welcome to VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen, the pinnacle of the European Outdoor Trade Fair experience. This highly anticipated event showcases the best of the outdoor industry, bringing together leading brands, professionals, and enthusiasts from across Europe and beyond. With its focus on innovation, adventure, and vertical sports, VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen is the ultimate platform for discovering cutting-edge gear, exploring new trends, and elevating the outdoor experience.

Key Features:

1. Vertical Sports Showcase: VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen takes outdoor sports to new heights by highlighting vertical disciplines, including rock climbing, mountaineering, bouldering, via ferrata, and more. The exhibition features a dedicated section where renowned brands and manufacturers showcase their latest gear, equipment, and technologies designed specifically for vertical pursuits. From harnesses and ropes to climbing shoes and specialized tools, attendees can explore a comprehensive range of products tailored for the vertical athlete.

2. Adventure Zones and Experiences: Immerse yourself in thrilling adventure zones that simulate the exhilaration of vertical sports. Test your skills on towering climbing walls, navigate challenging via ferrata routes, and experience the rush of bouldering challenges. These interactive areas offer hands-on experiences for participants of all skill levels, guided by expert instructors and athletes who share their knowledge and passion for vertical sports.

3. Innovation Hub: VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen is a hotbed of innovation, where industry leaders showcase the latest advancements in outdoor technology, materials, and design. Exhibitors unveil groundbreaking products that enhance performance, safety, and sustainability in vertical sports. From state-of-the-art climbing equipment with advanced safety features to lightweight, eco-friendly gear, attendees can witness firsthand the cutting-edge solutions that are shaping the future of outdoor adventure.

4. Expert Talks and Workshops: The event hosts a series of expert talks, panel discussions, and workshops featuring accomplished athletes, industry professionals, and thought leaders. Attendees can gain valuable insights into vertical sports techniques, safety practices, training methodologies, and environmental stewardship. These engaging sessions provide a platform for knowledge exchange, fostering personal growth and enhancing the outdoor community’s collective expertise.

5. Networking and Collaboration: VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen brings together a diverse community of outdoor enthusiasts, retailers, distributors, and industry professionals. The event offers ample networking opportunities, facilitating connections among like-minded individuals and fostering collaborations that drive innovation. Whether you’re seeking new business partnerships, distribution channels, or simply looking to share experiences and ideas, this trade fair encourages dialogue and networking within the vertical sports community.

6. Adventure Film Festival: Celebrating the art of outdoor storytelling, VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen hosts an adventure film festival. Attendees can enjoy captivating documentaries, short films, and inspirational stories that showcase the triumphs, challenges, and beauty of vertical sports. The film festival serves as a source of inspiration and entertainment, capturing the essence of adventure and fostering a sense of camaraderie among attendees.

7. Sustainability and Environmental Awareness: VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen recognizes the importance of environmental responsibility in outdoor sports. The fair promotes sustainable practices, showcasing eco-friendly products, and initiatives aimed at minimizing the industry’s ecological footprint. Exhibitors demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through innovations in recycling, energy efficiency, and responsible manufacturing processes. Workshops and discussions further educate attendees on environmental conservation, fostering a collective effort to preserve and protect our natural playgrounds.

VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen is the pinnacle event within the European Outdoor Trade Fair, where vertical sports take center stage. With its focus on innovation, adventure, and sustainability, this exceptional exhibition offers a comprehensive showcase of gear, equipment, and technologies tailored for vertical pursuits. From thrilling adventure zones and expert talks to networking opportunities and a celebration of outdoor storytelling, VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen is an immersive experience that elevates the outdoor industry and inspires the vertical sports community. Join us at VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen and discover the next level of outdoor adventure.

VERTICAL PRO and Covid-19

The event will take place as a live exhibition and will feature strict Covid-19 prevention measures, including the latest entry regulations.

Among the safety measures that will be put in place are social distancing, mandatory mask wear, and pre-registration.

Between participants, a social distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.

They must also complete a registration form ahead of time and provide complete contact information.

The contact form must contain full names, phone numbers, and email addresses.

In indoor areas, apart from exhibition stands, attendees must wear masks.

The VERTICAL PRO will take place on 2 days from Friday, 22. November to Saturday, 23. November 2024 in Friedrichshafen.

Participants can expect strict COVID-19 safety measures to be installed at the venue.

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Industry sector

Sports & Fitness, Safety, Disaster Control

Main product group

Cable Railways, Security Systems, Hang Gliders, Mountaineering Equipment, Work Clothes, Industrial Health and Safety

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“FAQ – Frequently Asked Question”

When is taking place VERTICAL PRO?

The VERTICAL PRO will take place on 2 days from Friday, 22. November to Saturday, 23. November 2024 in Friedrichshafen. It is usually in the month of November. annually 

What is exhibited at VERTICAL PRO?

At VERTICAL PRO – platform for vertical professionals / Halls & Walls, there are appointments with national and international exhibitors for Sports & Fitness, Safety, Disaster Control, …

Where is taking place VERTICAL PRO?

VERTICAL PRO takes place in Friedrichshafen, Germany and is held at Friedrichshafen exhibition center


Friedrichshafen exhibition center

22.11.2024 – 23.11.2024
Friday – Saturday, 2 days

Past editions:

  • 24. – 25. November 2023
  • 25. – 26. November 2022



Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH
Neue Messe 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Tel: +49 7541 708-0
Fax: +49 7541 708-110
Email: info[@]

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How to get to VERTICAL PRO Friedrichshafen

on_foot On foot:
From Bahnhofplatz – 52 min or 20 min with a bike
From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen – 45 min walking or 12 min with a bike
BY Car By car:

from Bahnhofplatz – 11 min From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen it is just 7 min

BY Public Transport By public transport:

no suitable public transportation from from Bahnhofplatz, nor from the nearest airport to messe