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Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Relaunch of the ISPO.COM website

by Andi Spies

With the relaunch of ISPO.COM the new website becomes an information platform and contact point for all B2B and B2C sports business professionals. The ISPO NEWSBLOG that has been reporting on the latest sports industry news on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will now be part of ISPO.COM. With ISPO.COM sports business professionals that […]


Friday, October 23rd 2015

EOCA announces public vote results

by Markus Huber

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) organized a public ballot to decide which environmental projects should be funded next year. Altogether, 32,716 people took part in the online voting. The three winning projects are: From Logging and Poaching to Adventure and Tourism, West Sumatra, nominated by Exped, Protecting Old-Growth Forests in Sweden, nominated by NORR […]

EWOS billboard in Brussels

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

EOG claims big success for its #itsgreatoutthere campaign

by Markus Huber

According to the European Outdoor Group (EOG), its own contribution to the European Week of Sports, a consumer-oriented campaign named #itsgreautoutthere, was a big success. Outdoor was one of the four key topics during the Europe-wide initiative to raise the importance of sports and active lifestyles in the European Union in September. Members of EOG […]


Thursday, October 1st 2015

Eurosima invites to 14th Surf Summit

by Markus Huber

From Oct. 8-9, Eurosima, the European federation of the surf industry, is inviting participants once again to its annual Surf Summit which takes place at the French Atlantic coast at the Belambra Clubs “Les Estagnots” in Seignosse. The two days are packed with useful and inspiring speeches on subjects such as market development, innovative ways […]

Strategic partners: Werner Haizmann (left) and Luca Businario, the respective presidents of Fedas and Fesi.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Fedas and Fesi join forces for better representation in Brussels

by Markus Huber

Fedas, the European federation of sporting goods retailers, and Fesi, its counterpart on the side of the vendors, have signed a strategic partnership for a future joint representation of their interests at the European authorities in Brussels. The associations’ respective presidents, Werner Haizmann and Luca Businario, signed an agreement regarding their new partnership at the […]


Monday, September 14th 2015

Europe inaugurates its House of Sport

by Markus Huber

Last Thursday, the major players in the European sports industry opened a new joint office which is set to be the headquarters for EU sports lobby work in Brussels at 43 Avenue des Arts – the House of Sport. The driving forces behind the projects are some of the most important federations in the sector. […]


Thursday, July 30th 2015

“It’s Great Out There” – EOG launches big public campaign

by Markus Huber

Recognizing the necessity that something needs to be done to enhance outdoor participation across Europe, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) has launched, a new campaign to address the public and promote outdoor activities. EOG members have donated equipment worth more than €20,000 to encourage fellow Europeans to go outdoors. The gear is meant to attract more […]

AMRugarli_head shot

Friday, July 24th 2015

EOCA elects new president

by Markus Huber

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has elected Anna Maria Rugarli as the new president at the top of the industry’s federation. She replaces John Jansen, head of Keen’s European operations. Jansen was recently elected president of the European Outdoor Group (EOG). Rugarli has been a board member of EOCA for three years now and […]

Delegates ahead of the EOG Summer Meeting

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Keen’s John Jansen elected new president of EOG

by Markus Huber

At its general assembly, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) elected John Jansen, who is head of Keen’s European operations, as its new president. The new vice president will be Jean-Marc Bambet of Salomon. The two will replace Rolf Schmid of Mammut and Bernd Kullmann of Deuter who have now stepped down. New board members are Rainer Angstl […]


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