SFIA is gearing up for the 7th annual Industry Leaders Summit in Baltimore, MD on September 25-26. We are greatly looking forward to hosting the 4th annual Start-Up Challenge, showcasing the most innovative, ground-breaking ideas entering the sports and fitness industry, as well as 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 trends, opportunities and challenges. Our industry is constantly changing at a rapid pace, and it is essential for all industry players to be operating at optimal performance.Secure your spot today, - Space is filling up fast! We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
SFIA will continue fight against tariffs on sports & fitness products. SFIA has set up a program to file List 4 tariff exemption petitions and will be organizing an exclusion effort for List 3 products, once the process is announced.
SFIA will testify on behalf of the sports & fitness industry, in opposition to the tariffs, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (To read the full testimony, click here.) If you are interested in learning more about the exclusion process and the SFIA-organized petitions, please CLICK HERE.
It was a jam-packed two days in Indianapolis, filled with passionate conversations, educational presentations and many new business connections. Tuesday, the first day of the conference, the NCAA, NFHS and SFIA hosted the annual High School & Collegiate Team Sports Rules Conference. NFHS Executive Director, Karissa Niehoff and SFIA President & CEO, Tom Cove kicked off the program, which included presentations from Dr. Erin B. Wasserman (NCAA) and Bob Colgate (NFHS) covering the organizations’ Injury Surveillance Programs, aiming to decrease injury incidents among high school and college athletes. Dan Calandro, of the NCAA, and Davis Whitfield, from the NFHS, also gave an overall NCAA and NFHS Update on current issues and status of the two organizations. SFIA’s Tom Cove provided an Industry Update, diving into participation trends and industry-related business challenges.To hear the full rundown of the event, click here.