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A Full Rundown of the 2018 Industry Leaders Summit

SFIA just wrapped up the 6th annual Industry Leaders Summit in Denver, bringing together the industry’s greatest leaders: executives, investors, experts and entrepreneurs for a packed 48 hours of networking, eye-opening presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions. 

Headlining this year’s event was the 3rd annual Start-Up Challenge, which hosted a profound new level of competition and variety, likely inspired by the new grand prize: A $15,000 check (provided by Black Lab Sports) and an all-expense-paid trip to spend a day with the Under Armour Innovation Team. With such high stakes, the room was packed to watch the young start-ups pitch their company to a panel of highly-regarded judges, which included President & CEO of Riddell, Dan Arment; CEO of Varsity Brands, Adam Blumenfeld; Founder & Managing Partner of KB Partners Venture Capital Firm, Keith Bank; heir to The Great Adi Dassler of adidas and Principal of ADvantage Sports Tech Fund, Alexander Bente; just to name a few… Click here for more.


2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

SFIA Elects New Board of Directors to Lead Efforts in 2019

Chris Clawson, former President; Life Fitness, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a fourth one-year term. Dan Arment, President & CEO; Riddell & BRG Sports, has been elected to serve as the Vice-Chairman for a one-year term. In addition, four new directors were elected, and two members were re-elected, to the SFIA Board of Directors for three-year terms. This announcement was made at the end of the SFIA’s Annual Meeting, which took place on Dec. 20, 2018.
New additions to the Board include: Kim Davis (Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs; National Hockey League), Eric O’Toole (General Manager for Sports & Fitness, Walmart.com/Jet.com), Michael Schroeder (Vice President, Global Lifestyle Brands; Gildan) and Dan Sheridan (Executive Vice President, General Manager Global Sales; Brooks Running). To learn more, click here.

SFIA & WFSGI Launch New Product Labeling Database


This service will provide constantly updated information on labeling and packaging laws and regulations in 49 countires around the world. An easy-to-use, extremely detailed database has been created by Compliance & Risks to help sports & fitness companies keep in compliance with national and local laws. Known as the WFSGI CLR Database, this online tool ensures companies avoid potential costly re-work, stop ships and product recalls, which ultimately result in lost revenue and brand damage. 

Users can search and report on up-to-date requirements by country and by product, as well as receive alerts of upcoming and new regulatory changes. To learn more about this one-stop-shop database for all compliance issues related to product & package labeling, click here. If you are interested in a free demo to learn more about the product, in an interactive setting, click here.

2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

2018 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report Has Been Released! 

The SFIA takes a closer look at  trends, in terms of participation habits, in America's fast-moving fitness industry. This annual report also provides a closer look at purchasing behaviors, including home and institutional sales. In addition, SFIA provides key insight regarding factors that will play a significant role in growing the fitness industry, as well as specific trends that are shaping the industry. 
Be sure to check out the report for in-depth interviews with industry leaders from Gympass, Iron Grip Barbell Company and Newtown Athletic Club. 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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