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SFIA's Annual Industry Leaders Summit Heads to Denver in September 2018!

SFIA’s 2017 ILS brought top decision-makers from across the sports & fitness industry together to examine an assortment of issues surrounding their businesses and the economy. So far, the list of attendees for 2018 include companies such as adidas, NFL, NBA, Nike, New Balance, Rawlings, Reebok, Under Armour and many more!

The annual 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. Sign up before it's too late!


2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

SFIA Update: Sports and Fitness Products Avoid New Tariffs

The White House recently announced new tariffs targeting Chinese-made products and steel & aluminum made in other countries, including the E.U. The new tariffs do not apply to sports and fitness products, but some of the tariffs on steel and manufacturing equipment could have a residual impact on domestic manufacturing.
The additional $100 billion in tariffs that the president had previously requested have been put on hold, as China works to lower the trade imbalance with the U.S. 
SFIA is very concerned that an additional $100 billion in tariffs would capture sports and fitness products, especially in footwear and apparel. Full article here.

SFIA Opens Registration for 3rd Annual Start-Up Challenge

The SFIA Start-Up Challenge returns for the third consecutive year at SFIA’s annual Industry Leaders Summit on September 26, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. This competition, which garners national attention, has created an unparalleled opportunity for start-ups in the sports and fitness industry. Five innovative companies will be selected to compete on the big stage, as they present in front of a judging panel of the industry’s leading executives, retailers, investors and brands. In the past two years, SFIA has received hundreds of applications from start-ups worldwide. The 10 finalists from the two previous years have raised more than $120 million in venture funding. 
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring back the Start-Up Challenge again this year,” said John Peters, SFIA Vice President of Business Development. For the full press release, click here.

SFIA Releases 2018 Manufacturers' Sales by Category Report

Summary of Wholesale Shipments for the Sports and Fitness Industry 

Find out first-hand why SFIA data is considered the 'Gold' standard of participation research.


What's Inside:

This industry report provides a topline overview of sports and fitness products wholesale dollars for each category size by category derived from industry submissions and survey data. Manufacturers Sales by Category Report will provide the latest figures on over 30 categories of sporting and fitness goods ranging from clothes like athletic footwear and apparel to equipment such as sticks and nets. This report is a MUST HAVE to find out which categories remained stable and which ones are windows of opportunity.


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