Posts tagged as wfsgi

  • wfsgi_logo_2015_index_2.php

    Friday, May 29th 2015

    WFSGI Manufacturers Forum in Hong Kong

    by Markus Huber

    The annual Manufacturers Forum organized by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is holding its third event this year in Hong Kong from Dec. 2-3. After the two conferences held in Taipeh, Taiwan, and Leipzig, Germany, in the last two years, the Hong Kong event will bear the title “Beyond Lean Manufacturing” and […]

  • WFSGI General Assembly 2015

    Thursday, April 30th 2015

    WFSGI names head of its Far East operations

    by Markus Huber

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) says that its new regional office for the Asian region is now operational. It is run by Helen Ford who will head the Hong Kong based office. She was appointed senior executive director effective April 1. It will be her job to improve WFSGI’s services to […]

  • WFSGI president Frank Dassler (left) and secretary-general Robbert de Kock. (C) Andreas Gebert

    Saturday, February 7th 2015

    World Sports Forum a resounding success

    by Markus Huber

    This year’s edition of the World Sports Forum (WSF) organized by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry and hosted by ISPO MUNICH proved a success once again. More than 150 executives from the industry attended the forum. Besides other key-note speakers, Leonie Barrie, managing editor at just-style.com gave an insight on the latest developments […]

  • Werner Haizmann, president of VDS and Fedas.

    Wednesday, February 4th 2015

    German sporting goods retail grew by 1.5 percent in 2014

    by Markus Huber

    According to Werner Haizmann, president of the respective sporting goods retail federations in Germany and Europe, VDS and Fedas, the German market grew in 2014 by 1.5 percent to slightly more than €7.3 billion in retail sales including VAT. While the weather in Germany was unfavorable throughout the year, the VDS president listed other challenges for the […]

  • wfsgi_logo

    Friday, December 19th 2014

    World Sports Forum puts new markets on top of the agenda

    by Markus Huber

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is inviting to the World Sports Forum, which will take place at ISPO MUNICH on Feb. 4. The theme of next year’s event will be “Entering and Exploring new Markets”. The presentations will focus on new trends in sourcing in emerging and niche markets and information on the latest […]

  • WFSGI Manufacturers Forum Leipzig

    Friday, November 28th 2014

    Attendants satisfied with WFSGI Forum in Leipzig

    by Markus Huber

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) reports positive feedback from attendees at the annual Manufacturers Forum held in Leipzig, Germany, this month. 180 representatives of companies from 22 countries came together at the WFSGI event, which was supported by ISPO. The main focus was on the integration of design into manufacturing. Why do we need […]

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    Wednesday, October 29th 2014

    WFSGI finalizes agenda for Manufacturers Forum in Leipzig

    by Markus Huber

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has finalized the agenda for this year’s Manufacturers Forum. The event is to be held in Leipzig from Nov. 13-14 and hosted by ISPO. Speakers and panel discussion participants include: Thomas Michaelis (Bayer MaterialScience), Christian Decker (Dassault Systèmes), Iris Biermann (Rieter Machine Works), Herbert Hainer (Adidas Group), […]

  • Dhyana van der Pols

    Monday, September 29th 2014

    WFSGI hires textile pro to enhance garments expertise

    by Markus Huber

    Effective Sept. 1, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) hired Dhyana van der Pols in the new position of head of textile innovation and manufacturing. It will be van der Pols’ job to create a competence center for textile intelligence and to share with WFSGI members the latest knowledge on fabrics, technical development trends, […]

  • worldsportsforum

    Thursday, September 4th 2014

    WFSGI resurrects World Sports Forum

    by Markus Huber

    The World Sports Forum (WSF) association, which was established in 1997, but inactive for a couple of years, recently held a general assembly to re-vitalize the organization. The objectives of the WSF are, among others, to provide a neutral stage for all sports-related communities, to promote discussion of the most important issues in the world of sports, […]

  • Thursday, August 7th 2014

    Under Armour exec to join other industry heavyweights at WFSGI Forum

    by Markus Huber

    Leanne Fremar is the latest top executive, from within or without the global sporting goods industry, to contribute to the WFSGI Manufacturers Forum in fall. Backed among others by ISPO, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry summit will be held at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, Germany on Nov. 13 & 14. Fremar is senior […]