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Membership

We offer several forms of membership.

  1. Regular members: National Sports Industry Federations
  2. Regular members: Industry Suppliers
  3. Regular members: Special Groupings
  4. Regular members: Retailers
  5. Associated members
  6. Sustaining members

Regular Membership for National Sport Industry Federations

Membership for NSIFs may be obtained by national governing bodies of any country in the European Union, which are duly constituted and recognised under the relevant national law. Only one NSIF per country shall be allowed to be a Regular Member of FESI. Regional sporting goods federations, i.e. federations representing members of at least two Member States of the European Union, may also obtain membership. Membership by regional sporting goods federations will not be available to organisations covering one or more countries from which an NSIF is already a member.
You can apply for membership by filling in and submitting the membership application form:  FESI Application form National Sport Industry Federation 2012 (41.5 kB)
Membership fees are available on request, contact our Secretariat.

Regular Membership for Industry Suppliers

Companies that are members of an NSIF which itself is a member of FESI, may apply to join if they:
•    Own and/or distribute at wholesale level quality brands of sporting goods in the European Union, or
•    Are established and significant and companies which manufacture an established and significant line of quality sporting goods in the European Union and distribute these at wholesale level.
The decision to accept an applicant shall be made by the Board of FESI at its reasonable and lawful discretion. For these purposes, hereinafter in these guidelines, sporting goods shall include: equipment and accessories used for the playing of sport, or the undertaking of physical and outdoor activities; sporting apparel, footwear, and clothing accessories; apparel, footwear and accessories carrying a brand name with a sporting heritage.
You can apply for membership by filling in and submitting the membership application form:   FESI Application form Industry Supplier 2012 (42.5 kB)
Membership fees are available on request, contact our Secretariat.

Associated membership

This membership position may be granted to an IS and/or other federations under the following terms and conditions:
Associated DIRECT Membership may be granted to an IS which directly subscribes to FESI in the case of no NSIF existing in the country where such an IS is established, or in the case of the relevant NSIF not belonging to FESI. However, the acceptance of such an Industry Supplier shall be subject to the reasonable discretion of the FESI Board. This membership may also be granted to retailers of sporting goods, other European federations of companies in sporting goods or in allied fields and to national federations of companies of sporting goods in non-EU countries within Europe, at the reasonable discretion of the FESI Board.
Associated INDIRECT Membership may be granted to an IS belonging to an NSIF, if such a body exists and is recognized by FESI in the European countries where the respective IS is established or has had at least a subsidiary or affiliate company, for a period of up to two (2) years.  Thereafter, the IS will be required to either become a Regular Member or discontinue its membership.
See who is already a member.

Sustaining membership

Membership may be granted by FESI, at the discretion of its Board, to recognised and reputed bodies, companies, institutions and the like, which organise and run sporting goods trade fairs and to other comparable bodies at the discretion of FESI's Board.
You can apply for membership by filling in and submitting the membership application form:   FESI Application form Sustaining Members 2012 (103 kB)
Membership fees are available on request, contact our Secretariat.