, the Association of Italian Sporting Goods Industry, represents and supports both in Italy and worldwide the clothing-, shoe-, and sports equipment-manufacturing Italian companies that, together, make up one of the most competitive assets of the Italian economy.
For the benefit of this sector, Assosport develops projects and services to meet the associated companies needs, in order to help them to achieve the targets and promote Made in Italy sporting goods throughout the world.
The Italian sporting goods industry has important figures:
• Almost 1.000 companies,
• More than 25.000 employees,
• A total turnover of about 9 billion Euro,
• 70% of the turnover from export.
These figures make the Italian Sportsystem one of the main economic realities of our country. They are even more impressive if the collateral industries are considered.
Assosport is a member of Confindustria, Confederation of Italian Industries and founder member of FESI, the Federation of European Sporting Goods Industry with headquarter in Bruxelles.
Assosport, thanks to this national and international network, plays a leading role in the sporting goods sector in order to provide protection, services and information to the associated members.
The alliance among companies members facilitates the achievement of agreements with certain institutional entities and services suppliers. The advantages are objective and tangible such as facilitating the participation in important international trade fairs, reducing business risk, developing studies, market surveys and industry research, along with training projects and review courses in collaboration with experts and universities, organizing seminars, conferences, workshops and meetings on specific issues, updating about entry into force of regulations and national and international laws.