SFIA is gearing up for the 7th annual Industry Leaders Summit in Baltimore, MD on September 25-26. We are looking forward to hosting an extraordinary roster of speakers, including lululemon, Topgolf, Zumba, Intel Capital and many others. For all who have attended, as well as those of you who have not, prepare for 48 hours of networking with all of the leading minds in the industry, eye-opening presentations and panels, and gaining an enlightened new outlook on the industry to improve your business. For six years, SFIA has brought together an unparalleled audience, opening the doors for new partnerships, mentorships, relationships and investments to be made. Throughout this event, we dive into all of the biggest industry trends, opportunities and challenges.Secure your spot today, - Space is filling up fast! We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
President Trump has announced the products that will be included on "List 4" of China tariffs, facing the new 10% tariff. List 4 will go into effect in two stages, September 1st and December 15th. List 4A will go into effect on September 1, 2019 - and there will be no grace period. All products that are on the water and do not arrive to a U.S. port by September 1st will be impacted by the new tariffs. List 4B will go into effect on December 15, 2019.
The U.S. Trade Representative has not yet released the key dates and information regarding the exclusion process for List 4. As soon as the USTR releases this information, SFIA will offer a program to assist with List 4 tariff exclusion petitions, just as they are currently doing for List 3 tariff exclusions. If you are interested in learning more about the List 3 tariff exclusion process, please click here.
SFIA has selected five finalists to compete in the 2019 Start-Up Challenge! This competition highlights small business innovation in sport, and invites leading entrepreneurs to compete on the big stage at the Industry Leaders Summit on September 25, 2019.
This competition has created an unparalleled opportunity for start-ups in the sports and fitness industry - Providing finalists the opportunity to pitch their business on stage, in front of the entire Summit audience, as well as a judging panel comprised of major industry leaders and investors, including executives from lululemon, Topgolf, Amazon, Intel Capital, Under Armour and Walmart.
This year's grand prize is provided by the SFIA Start-Up Challenge sponsor, Empirika Media Group Inc., featuring $25,000 worth of Empirika digital services. TO LEARN ABOUT THE FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE 2019 START-UP CHALLENGE, CLICK HERE.