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September 18, 2018
SFIA Upset with Decision to Impose Tariffs on 200 Billion Dollars in Consumer Goods

September 12, 2018
2018 SFIA State of the Industry Report Identifies New Opportunities Presented by an Increasingly Consumer-Centric World

September 4, 2018
SFIA Industry Leaders Summit Packs Agenda with Industry Trailblazers

August 20, 2018
SFIA to US Trade Representative: Increase Tariffs are a Bad Idea!

August 9, 2018
SFIA Announces Six Start-Up Challenge Finalists for 2018 Competition

July 30, 2018
Senate Passes Tariff Relief Bill, Saving Industry Millions

July 27, 2018
SFIA Announces 2018 Future Industry Leaders Scholars

July 25, 2018
In Historic Vote, U.S. House of Representatives Passes the PHIT Act!

July 18, 2018
SFIA Releases First Batch of Single Sport & Fitness Activity Reports for 2018

July 12, 2018
PHIT Leaps Forward on Congressional Agenda

July 11, 2018
SFIA STATEMENT: Proposed Tariffs Target Sports Bags and Baseball, Softball, Hockey and Ski Gloves

July 9, 2018
SFIA Partners with WFSGI to Support the Promotion of its Global Product Labeling Database

June 28, 2018
SFIA Assists Senate in Online Counterfeit Inquiry

June 28, 2018
Venture Capital Firm, Black Lab Sports Sponsors SFIA Start-Up Challenge

June 21, 2018
SURYS Commits to Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with SFIA

June 14, 2018
Soccer Participation in the United States

June, 13, 2018

SFIA Opens Registration for 3rd Annual Start-Up Challenge

May 7, 2018
Herschel Walker to Co-Chair President's Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition

April 12, 2018
Sports & Fitness Product Industry Exceeds 90 Billion Dollars in Sales

April 4, 2018
SFIA Relieved Sports & Fitness Products Are Not Target of Tariff Increases

March 26, 2018
SFIA Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report Indicates Americans are Changing Their Activity Habits

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Few Spots Left for SFIA's Industry Leaders Summit!

SFIA’s 2018 Industry Leaders Summit is just around the corner, and space is running out! This year's agenda features an elite roster of speakers and provocative conversation topics. So far, the list of attendees for 2018 include companies such as adidas, Jet.com, NFL, NBA, Nike, New Balance, Rawlings, Reebok, Under Armour and many more!

 
The Industry Leaders Summit is a 36-hour event designed to provide a unique opportunity for the industry’s leading executives - Addressing and exploring the most pressing issues, concerns, trends and growth within the industry, as well as offering ample opportunities to network with customers, partners & peers.


The 2018 Industry Leaders Summit will be in Denver, CO on September 26th- 27th. Check out the full agenda here!

 

2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

Big SFIA Victories in Washington - PHIT & MTB Moving Forward

 
In a huge victory for America’s health, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts for physical activity-related expenses. PHIT has been a longtime priority of SFIA and was included in a bipartisan package of HSA reforms that passed in the House by a vote of 277–142. Now, the measure moves to the Senate for further consideration. Click here for full story.
 
In addition, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which will lower existing tariffs on a wide variety of imported goods, has now passed in both the Senate and the House. SFIA led over 30 successful petitions on various industry products, which will now receive dutry relief under the new, revised MTB. These new tariff rates will likely go into effect mid-October, after receiving a presidential signature, and will create a total of $16.5 million in duty relief annually. Click here for the full press release.
 
 
SFIA Announces 6 Finalists to Compete at 2018 Start-Up Challenge
 
For the first time ever, 6 finalists have been selected by SFIA to present their start-up company at the 2018 SFIA Start-Up Challenge. This year marks the 3rd annual Start-Up Challenge and will kick off SFIA’s esteemed Industry Leaders Summit in Denver, CO, on Sept. 26, 2018. To date, the previous 10 finalists have gone on to raise more than $120 million in funding.
 
Each entrepreneur will receive 10 minutes on the main stage to pitch their product or idea to the Industry Leaders Summit audience, consisting of industry executives, experts and investors, and a panel of distinguished judges, hand-selected from the industry. Contestants will be competing for a $15,000 cash prize, provided by Black Lab Sports, and an all-expense-paid trip to spend a day with the Under Armour Innovation Team. Click here to learn more about the competing start-ups.
 
 
2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

2018 State of the Industry Report Has Been Released! 
 

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) State of the Industry Report is an annual report, providing an analytical look into the trends and issues affecting the sports & fitness industry, including participation, economy and industry environment. As leaders in sports & fitness research, SFIA provides insight into key trends that are shaping our industry. 
 
Be sure to check out the report for in-depth interviews with industry leaders from SportsEngine, Wilson Sporting Goods and Wolverine. This report is FREE to SFIA members, and available to non-members for $600. Click here to view and purchase the 2018 State of the Industry Report
 

 

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