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Register NOW FOR THE 2019 Industry Leaders Summit - Space is Filling Fast

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!

 

2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

SFIA 2019 China Tariff Exclusion Plan

 

SFIA continues to fight against tariffs on sports & fitness products. The List 3 exclusion process began on Sunday, June 30, 2019 and SFIA is organizing industry petitions requesting exclusions from the proposed tariffs.

While we are pleased with the tariff truce with China, which put a temporary hold on the List 4 tariffs, we continue our efforts to put an end to tariffs on sports & fitness products. The USTR has already imposed tariffs on over $250 billion in Chinese imports in three separate proceedings (Lists 1, 2 and 3), and these actions will harm the sports industry and many SFIA members.

SFIA testified 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.

 

The Fourth Annual Start- Up Challenge Returns to the 2019 Industry Leaders Summit

 

SFIA will select five finalists, highlighting small business innovation in sport, to present at the 2019 Start-Up Challenge in Baltimore 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 Industry Leaders 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. In addition, the winner will also receive one free year of SFIA membership and spotlights in future SFIA promotional material. All five finalists will receive complimentary registration for the Industry Leaders Summit. To learn more about the Start-Up Challenge, click hereALL APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 19TH.

 
 
2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

2019 SFIA Manufacturers' Sales Report Has Been Released!
 

Every year, SFIA collects U.S. wholesale shipment data from a variety of manufacturers within the sports and fitness industry. These numbers are combined with additional data points to project industry-wide wholesale shipment data. Total wholesale data from 5 different categories are provided in the report, including: Sports Equipment, Fitness Equipment, Sports Apparel, Licensed Merchandise & Athletic Footwear.
 
Be sure to check out the report for annual breakdowns (2013-2018) and annual percent change for each category. This report is FREE to SFIA members, and available to non-members for $195. Click here to view and purchase the 2019 SFIA Manufacturers' Sales Report.
 

 

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