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WHO WE ARE

WFSGI WAS FOUNDED IN 1978

We are a Non-Profit Organization who represents the interest of the sporting goods industry.

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“THE” INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

The sole and unique world authoritative body for the sports industry, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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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.

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MEMBERS-DRIVEN ASSOCIATION

We have been created BY our members and FOR our members. We exist to serve them in the best possible way.
See who is already in, consult our list of members here

300

Direct Members

5000

Indirect Members

70

Percent of global

industry turnover is generated by WFSGI members

498

Billions USD

GENERATED BY THE INDUSTRY AS A GLOBAL TURNOVER

195

Countries

OUR ACTUAL​ MEMBERS

The WFSGI membership​ is unique in a way
that it covers the entire supply chain, including:

Manufacturers

Brands

Retailers

Federations and Associations

THE BOARD

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

MOTOI OYAMA

Chair and CEO, Representative Director, Asics Corp.

JAMES ZHENG

President and Executive Director, Anta Sports Products Ltd.

VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD

TOM COVE

President and CEO SFIA, WFSGI Vice Chair Americas

ANDY RUBIN

Chairman Pentland Brands Ltd., WFSGI Vice-President, WFSGI Vice Chair Europe/Africa

AMERICAS

PETER BRAGDON

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Columbia Sportswear Company

COLIN BROWNE

Chief Operating Officer, Under Armour, Inc.

DAVE WHEELER

Executive Vice President of Value Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer, New Balance Athletics Inc.

KILLICK DATTA

CEO, Global Brand Partners Inc., Partner Pte. Ltd.

GUMERCINDO MORAES NETO

Partner and CEO, RG3 Consulting

BOB MARGEVICIUS

Executive Vice President, Specialized Bicycle Component Inc.

ASIA / OCEANIA

NOUMAN BUTT

Chief Executive, Capital Sports Corp. (Pvt.) Ltd. And Chief Executive, Muta Industries (Pvt.) Ltd.

SIMON CHENG

Vice President, Apache Footwear Ltd.

LI HUA

President, CSGF

RAJESH KHARABANDA

Managing Director, NIVIA representing SGEPC Freewill Sports (Pvt.) Ltd.

SHUICHI KOSEKI

President, DESCENTE, Ltd..

COLIN LI

Executive Director, Li Ning (China) Sporting Goods Co. Ltd.

AKITO MIZUNO

President, Mizuno Corp., (JASPO)

GEORGE WOOD

Chairman TBS Group Corp., Honorary President, TSMA – Taiwan Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

CHARLES YANG

Chief Operating Officer, Victory Group Ltd.

EUROPE / AFRICA

JOHAN ADAMSSON

Global Director of Sporting Marketing and Sports Licensing, PUMA SE

KLAUS DITTRICH

Chairman and CEO, Messe Munich GmbH.

MARIUS ROVERS

Executive Board Member, Sport 2000 International GmbH

DIDIER MORELLE

Business Unit Leader, E-Bikes Industrial Division. DECATHLON SA

MANUEL PAUSER

Head of Global Government Affairs, adidas AG

MICHEL PERRAUDIN

Owner and Founder, MP – Consult

ALBERTO ZANATTA

President, Tecnica Group S.p.A.

EX OFFICIO

ROBBERT DE KOCK

President and CEO, WFSGI

JOCHEN SCHAEFER

Legal Counsel, WFSGI

MARTIN KUENZI

CFO, IIC-INTERSPORT International Corp. GmbH, WFSGI Treasurer

HONORARY PRESIDENT

STEPHEN RUBIN

Chairman Pentland Group

JOHN E. LARSEN

President Emeritus, New Balance

KIHACHIRO ONITSUKA †

Late Honorary President past representative Asics Corp.

HONORARY DIRECTOR

MASATO MIZUNO

Chairman of Mizuno Corp.

BENJAMIN LIU

Owner & CEO of Poyang International Co.

KLAUS UHL

CEO uc consultant

GIANCARLO ZANATTA

Founder Tecnica Group.

RAUL SERGIO HACKER

CEO, Multisport Industry, Trade and Representation Ltd.

ANIL SHARMA

Past representative SGEPC India.

ARTHUR S.W. LIN

President Freesport Corp.

JOHN RIDDLE

Representative SGMA

PASHI SONDHI

Chairman, F.C.Sondhi & Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd

LINDSAY STEWART

Representative Nike, Inc.

JAMES L. EASTON

Honorary Member International Olympic Committee

HENRI ROSSOLIN

Latin America Manager for LACOSTE.

HOWARD BRUNS

Past representative SFI, former SGMA USA

PETER MARTIN

Past representative Canadian Sporting Goods Industry

HIROTAYA MIYAJI

CEO HM Consult

NOUMAN BUTT

Past representative Capital Sports

WOLFGANG SCHNELLBUEGE †

Past representative Sport2000

ARMIN DASSLER †

Late CEO Puma

FRANK DASSLER †

Anwaltskanzlei Dassler

HONORARY MEMBERS

MANFRED WUTZLHOFER

Honorary Member Past Representative Messe Munich

PETER THÜRL

Honorary Member Thürl PR

THE STAFF

Robbert De Kock

WFSGI President & CEO

rdekock@wfsgi.org

JOCHEN SCHAEFER

Legal Counsel

EDWIN VERMULST

Trade Counsel

LOREDANA MORGILLO

Head of Events

lmorgillo@wfsgi.org

MARC-IVAR MAGNUS

Vice President Trade, Corp. Responsibility & Legal

mmagnus@wfsgi.org

CHARLOTTE GIUDICELLI

Head of Legal

cgiudicelli@wfsgi.org

EMMA P. MASON

Vice President for Strategic and External Affairs

emason@wfsgi.org

MARK BARFIELD

Head of Bicycle

mbarfield@wfsgi.org

LILIAN BERGER

Head of Communications

lberger@wfsgi.org

KAROLINA BRAZYTE

Trade and Corporate Responsibility Coordinator

kbrazyte@wfsgi.org

LU XIANKUN

Senior Executive Director China Strategies

lxiankun@wfsgi.org

Marc Baudin

Auditor & Accountant

Slide “WFSGI USING THE POWER
OF SPORT TO CHANGE
THE WORLD.”
Robbert de Kock WFSGI President / CEO, WFSGI
Slide “Through the WFSGI, we can raise our voice at global forums and be heard.” Jeff Whalen Senior Counsel Customs & International Trade, Nike, Inc. Slide "WE ACT AS AN ADVISER TO OUR MEMBERS, HELPING THEM." Frank Henke Vice President, Global Social & Environmental Affairs, adidas Slide "For our business it is crucial to learn about new manufacturing principles. Through the global sporting goods industry network, we can prepare ourselves for future business possibilities and seize new approaches and opportunities." Rakhil Hirdaramani Director, Hirdaramani Intl. Exports

HOW WE WORK

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.

WHERE WE ARE

OUR GLOBAL REACH.

We are located all over the globe.

WHAT WE DO

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:

– Governments

– 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

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