“THE” INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE
The sole and unique world authoritative body for the sports industry, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
DIVERSITY & UNIQUENESS
Our membership covers the entire supply chain of the Sporting Goods Industry, by including manufacturers, brands, retailers but also national federations and associations.
industry turnover is generated by WFSGI members
GENERATED BY THE INDUSTRY AS A GLOBAL TURNOVER
The Board controls and supervises the management of the WFSGI and operates by complying with a specific written code of conduct as agreed upon by a simple majority of all board members.
In addition to the functions mentioned herein, the Board prepares – among others – proposals relative to By-laws, controls and supervises the use of membership fees and other revenues generated by the WFSGI in the best interest of the WFSGI’s Members. It also administers and supervises WFSGI’s programs and prepares the annual budget, including proposals for membership fee changes. It also prepares and approves the strategic direction of the WFSGI.
CHAIRS OF THE BOARD
Chair and CEO, Representative Director, Asics Corp.
President and Executive Director, Anta Sports Products Ltd.
VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD
President and CEO SFIA, WFSGI Vice Chair Americas
Chairman Pentland Brands Ltd., WFSGI Vice-President, WFSGI Vice Chair Europe/Africa
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Columbia Sportswear Company
Chief Operating Officer, Under Armour, Inc.
Executive Vice President of Value Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer, New Balance Athletics Inc.
CEO, Global Brand Partners Inc., Partner Pte. Ltd.
GUMERCINDO MORAES NETO
Partner and CEO, RG3 Consulting
Executive Vice President, Specialized Bicycle Component Inc.
ASIA / OCEANIA
Chief Executive, Capital Sports Corp. (Pvt.) Ltd. And Chief Executive, Muta Industries (Pvt.) Ltd.
Vice President, Apache Footwear Ltd.
Managing Director, NIVIA representing SGEPC Freewill Sports (Pvt.) Ltd.
President, DESCENTE, Ltd..
Executive Director, Li Ning (China) Sporting Goods Co. Ltd.
President, Mizuno Corp., (JASPO)
Chairman TBS Group Corp., Honorary President, TSMA – Taiwan Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
Chief Operating Officer, Victory Group Ltd.
EUROPE / AFRICA
Global Director of Sporting Marketing and Sports Licensing, PUMA SE
Chairman and CEO, Messe Munich GmbH.
Executive Board Member, Sport 2000 International GmbH
Business Unit Leader, E-Bikes Industrial Division. DECATHLON SA
Head of Global Government Affairs, adidas AG
Owner and Founder, MP – Consult
President, Tecnica Group S.p.A.
ROBBERT DE KOCK
President and CEO, WFSGI
Legal Counsel, WFSGI
CFO, IIC-INTERSPORT International Corp. GmbH, WFSGI Treasurer
Chairman Pentland Group
JOHN E. LARSEN
President Emeritus, New Balance
KIHACHIRO ONITSUKA †
Late Honorary President past representative Asics Corp.
Chairman of Mizuno Corp.
Owner & CEO of Poyang International Co.
CEO uc consultant
Founder Tecnica Group.
RAUL SERGIO HACKER
CEO, Multisport Industry, Trade and Representation Ltd.
Past representative SGEPC India.
ARTHUR S.W. LIN
President Freesport Corp.
Chairman, F.C.Sondhi & Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd
Representative Nike, Inc.
JAMES L. EASTON
Honorary Member International Olympic Committee
Latin America Manager for LACOSTE.
Past representative SFI, former SGMA USA)
Past representative Canadian Sporting Goods Industry
CEO HM Consult
Past representative Capital Sports
WOLFGANG SCHNELLBUEGE †
Past representative Sport2000
ARMIN DASSLER †
Late CEO Puma
FRANK DASSLER †
Honorary Member Past Representative Messe Munich
Honorary Member Thürl PR
Auditor & Accountant
The WFSGI is composed of Executive and Board members, 8 core Committees and additional working groups which exchange information on various issues and topics. WFSGI Members meet at least once per year in an Ordinary General Assembly called the “Annual Meeting”. The General Assembly approves the budget and strategic direction of the WFSGI as proposed by the Board, and elects the Board, Chairman of the Board and Committee members for a three-year terms.
Guidance & Leadership
GET CONNECT TO AN UNRIVALLED PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
The WFSGI provides the unique platform for members facilitating the development of synergies among its members including industry leaders and decision makers.
News – Trends – Expertise
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE INFORMATION THAT MATTERS
The WFSGI gives its members access to emerging knowledge, reports and recommendations that will shape the industry. The on-line “Members Area” provides confidential information about important changes to industry norms and standards.
Influence – Engage
DEFENDING THE INDUSTRY ON THE FRONT LINE.
The WFSGI is the exclusive legitimate entity to represent the industry’s interests across the globe before:
– International organizations (ILO, WTO, UN, etc.)
– International sport organizations (IOC, IFs etc.)
Conferences – Trade Shows
EVENTS THAT BRING LIFE TO THE INDUSTRY
Beside WFSGI being regularly invited, as speaker, to trade shows and events, also organizes and hosts several events during the year:
– The World Manufacturers Forum
– The World Sports Forum
– The World Cycling Forum