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Bright founders step down

Marco Aslim and Thomas Martini, founders and directors of German streetwear tradeshow Bright, are stepping down from their roles after 13 years.

The 26th edition of the show, held in Berlin last month, was the last under their joint leadership. Martini said he would like to thank the “many people” that supported Bright over the years.

He added: “From the very beginning Bright was more than a conventional B2B platform. The community, working with friends, the basis of industry, skateboarding, art and music were always the driving forces and main distinctive features behind the trade show.”

Their departures will herald a change in direction for the streetwear show that will see it work more closely with contemporary fashion trade show Seek. The two shows have shared a location in Berlin since Bright was acquired by Premium Group in 2015. Until 2010, Bright was held in Frankfurt.

Anita Tillman, managing partner of Premium Group, said: “Skateboarding is both a community-drive niche sport and – from 2020 – an Olympic discipline. We have noticed the community’s values, culture and speech are changing globally and our work aims to present this diversity in the appropriate context.”

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