In 2013, the WFSGI CR Committee has identified the future of manufacturing and its implications on sustainability as a main issue for the WFSGI’s future activities.

To acquire the necessary insight the WFSGI CR and Manufacturers Committee chairpersons exchanged with leading experts of future sustainable and innovative manufacturing. In order to make available this expertise to the broader WFSGI constituency, the WFSGI has established a yearly interactive two-day conference, rotating its location.


  • Global Sporting Goods Executives (Textile/Apparel, Footwear, Accessories, Bicycle, Retailers)
  • CEOs; COOs; Sourcing, Manufacturing Excellence & CR Specialists


  • Cross-industry exchange with high-level keynote speakers of the World Manufacturers Forum and exponants from e.g. the automatibve industry
  • Networking dinner
  • Interactive format with workshop
  • Connect, network with representatives from other industries,brands, retailers, manufacturers

About the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry - WFSGI
The WFSGI is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the industry representative within the Olympic Family. The WFSGI is an independent association with no objective of economic character for its own gain and formed by sports and sports-inspired leisure brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national/regional federations, industry and trade associations and all sporting goods industry related businesses. Our purpose is to represent and inspire the industry, to invest in innovation, promote physical activity, support free trade and do business in an ethical and sustainable way. As part of our mission we facilitate legally permissible communication and cooperation to enhance competitiveness and innovation. We seek to positively influence the way our products are manufactured, with a focus on people involved in the manufacturing and the environment. Our members are steering the direction of the industry. The future of the sporting goods industry begins with the professional networks that we support. / Follow us @wfsgi

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