In-Depth: WFSGI’s Future of Manufacturing Event 12.2-3.2013


For this week’s SFIAinsider post, we talk to longtime SFIA friend robert_de_kockRobbert de Kock, ┬áthe Secretary General for the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI). The SFIA is a proud supporter of WFSGI’s latest event, The Future of Manufacturing, which will be held December 2-3, 2013 in Taipei. Click here to get more information about the event directly from WFSGI and to register. Read below for the exclusive Q&A we got to have with Robbert about the event.

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VIDEO: The Products that Make up the World Series

Two of the most storied franchises from SFIA member Major League Baseball will take the field this week in a tradition that spans 109 years. Players from both the Red Sox and Cardinals will be wearing and using products that SFIA members produce. For this post, we wanted to highlight some of those products through video (thanks YouTube). Credit to Chevrolet for producing these videos aka you’ll have to sit through a 15 second Chevy ad on the front end of each of these videos (well worth it though).

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Photo Journal: SFIA Industry Leaders Summit 9.25-26.2013

The inaugural SFIA Industry Leaders Summit was held last month at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, MD. It was a well attended and highly recognized event as many industry execs sung its praise. For a recap of the event, click here. If you didn’t attend, we have compiled a photo journal so you can experience the event and see what you missed. Stay tuned as the 2014 Industry Leaders Summit date and location will be announced in the coming months.

Sports Business Journal recap of the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit

Baltimore Business Journal article on Kevin Plank’s keynote at SFIA Industry Leaders Summit.

SGB Weekly with feature article summarizing the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit.

You can find more information about the SFIA Industry Leaders summit at