The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) annual meetings & World Sports Forum are taking place at ISPO Munich in Germany on 22-24 January 2016. The three-day agenda includes various Committee Meetings, the annual WFSGI General Assembly, the World Sports Forum by WFSGI as well as a public Networking Cocktail gathering and the official WFSGI dinner for members of the federation.
A full agenda and schedule of all three meeting days, as well as individual meeting agendas, can be found online. The agenda is still subject to change and those interested in attending can find the latest version on the WFSGI website.
General Assembly (open to the public)
The annual WFSGI General Assembly will take place on the morning of Saturday 23 January 2016. All WFSGI Members are requested to have at least one representative present. More information and download documents will be available online three weeks prior to the event.
World Sports Forum by WFSGI (free of charge, open to the public)
During the World Sports Forum 2016 high level guest speakers will debate the hot topics of ‘Sustainability, Ethics and Human Rights in Sport’. Speakers at the World Sports Forum 2016 include:
- Shaun McCarthy (Former Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012)
- John Morrison (Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Businesses)
- Sylvia Schenk (Head of Working Group – Corruption in Sports, Transparency International, Germany)
Committee & Board Meetings (WFSGI Members only)
Every year, on the days before ISPO Munich opens its gates, WFSGI holds its Committee & Board Meetings. Individual meeting agendas as well as additional documents will be sent by e-mail to all relevant members and uploaded on the WFSGI website.
Official WFSGI Dinner (WFSGI Members only):
The official WFSGI Dinner (for WFSGI Members only) will take place on Saturday 23 January 2016. All WFSGI members are invited to take part; and as the space is limited, applications will work on a first come, first serve base.
Networking Cocktail (open to the public)
As in previous years, WFSGI is hosting a meet and greet at the WFSGI Networking Cocktail event. This takes place on Sunday evening, 24 January 2016, from 16:30-18:00 CET on WFSGI booth EW 01.
Registration for all WFSGI events is only possible through the event tool on the organisation’s website.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) was founded in 1978 and is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the IOC as the industry representative within the Olympic family.
The WFSGI is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental association formed by sports brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national federations and other sporting goods industry related businesses. The WFSGI plays a strategic role in the support and promotion of the sporting goods industry worldwide. The WFSGI promotes free and fair trade and provides platforms for the intergovernmental cooperation with regards to the international organizations interested or affected by sports.
Its aim is also to expand the cooperation on the protection of intellectual property rights and improve human rights issues related to working conditions. All this can be done through contacts with International Organizations such as the ILO, WTO, WHO, UN but also through International Sports Federations (FIFA, IAAF, FIVB, etc.) and the IOC, via the exchange of information and clearing house on issues and topics developed by WFSGI’s various committees.