FEDAS is the European association of sporting goods retailersFEDAS represents the cross-border interests of the professional associations, provides services for members and third parties and is the point of contact for all questions of European sports retailers.
FEDAS is the European association of sports retailers and represents the concerns of European sports retailers. The FEDAS has three operational core topics:
In addition, FEDAS is also present in Brussels in the House of Sports to represent the interests of its members vis-à-vis the institutions of the EU.
Die Geschichte von FEDAS
DNA of Fedas: European cooperation in the sports industry
FEDAS was founded on October 29, 1963 in Paris and has been writing for industry history. In 2018, the Fedas will be 55 years old. It represents the cross-border interests of the sports trade of European countries organized in trade associations, provides services for members and third parties and is the contact point for all questions concerning the European sports trade. The Fedas DNA has been home to European trade-industry cooperation in the sports industry since its founding. Her band name has become her own trademark in the international sporting goods industry.. The 50th anniversary of the Fedas, which in the course of its history significantly came on the state and was involved in the success of large network organizations such as Intersport International or Sport 2000 International, celebrated the Association from 10 to 12. June 2013 in Berne, then the association's headquarters, together with General Secretary Claude Benoit and the Honorary President of the Association Adriano Testa. The Fedas celebrates its 55th anniversary from 2 to 3 July 2018 under the presidency of Werner Haizmann and co-presidency of Michael Nendwich at the current headquarters of the association in Germany in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. It draws attention to the DNA of the Fedas, which is in constant cooperation with the European Association of the Sporting Goods Industry FESI and the World Fair of Sports of ispo in Munich.
The current board
FEDAS is the officially recognized representative of the sporting goods trade at European level. In this function, FEDAS sees itself primarily as a platform in exchange with European institutions, other interest groups and also the sporting goods industry. Due to its history, FEDAS sees itself as a link to ISPO and many national associations. Membership in the FEDAS includes the following services:
- Access to international market figures in sports retailers Current research results from the field of online trade vs stationary trade
- Participation in international projects in the field of education and training in sports retail (Erasmus +)
- Participation in shaping the relevant ISO standards for sports retailers, such as ISO 13993 and ISO 11088
- Exchange with colleagues from various European countries, thus benchmarking in many areas:
- Education and training for sporting goods retailer
- Trade structure in different countries
- Legal framework in the different countries
- National and cross-border trend