FESI, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry, is the unique Brussels-based European platform representing the interests of some 1800 European sporting goods manufacturers before the European Institutions, other international sport federations and other associations.

Today, we can say that 85% of national laws originate at European level and that these affect companies’ financial results and strategic behaviour. Affecting the European governing bodies' decision making before final legislations are adopted is therefore very important.

Being informed in advance of future policies and being able to propose amendments, comments and remarks to the right people at the right time, is thus of crucial importance to the medium and long term management of an organisation.

FESI, with its long experience in liasing activities, has developed a unique and outstanding network with the officials of the various European Institutions (Commission, Parliament, and Council) obtaining exceptional communication channels and becoming a reference for their understanding of the specific characteristics of our industry sector.

Organised around six operational working committees where all FESI Regular and Associated members play an active role, FESI has also expanded its activities to other European organisations such as the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), Business Europe and other international / European sport federations.