FEDAS is the European association of sporting goods retailers

Fedas Map FEDAS 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.
Michael Nendwich Managing President FEDAS

Intersport Rent Meeting at Kitzbühel 16.10.2019

At the historic venue of Kitzbühel Managing President of FEDAS held a key note speech in front of 140 Intersport retailers from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Beside the changes in the standards ISO 11088 and ISO 13993, the activities in the filed of vocational and educational training have been topic.

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Dieter Hagleitner, Intersport and Michael Nendwich, VSSÖ/FEDAS

Managing President of FEDAS, Michael Nendwich, has been elected as chair of the committee 137 in the Austrian Standard Institute on the 9th of September.

This committee is working on all winter sports standards and contributing to the safety of customers, retailers and industry. For the first time in history, a representative of trade was elected to this position. First congratulator was Dieter Hagleitner of Intersport after the election in Vienna.

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FEDAS is the European association of sports retailers and represents the concerns of European sports retailers. The FEDAS has three operational core topics:

Collection of market figures
Education and training in European sports retailers
Basic research on online trade in sports retailers


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

Werner Haizmann

President, Verband Deutscher Sportfachhandel VDS

Michael Nendwich

President, Association of Sports Suppliers Austria VSSÖ, Vienna, Austria

Laupenstrasse 5a, PO Box 5226

CH-3001 Bern

Peter Bruggmann

Vice President, ASMS Sportfachhandel Schweiz, Bern, Switzerland

Dave Quadvlieg

Vice President, INretail, AG Zeist, The Netherlands

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

Unser Partner
FESI

The strategically important partnership with FESI strengthens our connection to Brussels. The FESI is in contact with major sporting goods manufacturers such as Adidas, Puma, Nike and others. an important contact in the "Capital of Europe". Because the boundaries between traders and industry are fluid in today's economy, there are many common themes. The personal linkage between FEDAS and FESI creates a good basis for the implementation of joint projects. One of these projects is the European Week of Sports, which is supported by both associations.
FESI

Unser Partner
ISPO

The collaboration between FEDAS and ISPO goes back a long time. FEDAS was instrumental in the first ISPO being held in Munich in 1970. The close cooperation is also characterized by the fact that a representative of FEDAS was represented on the ISPO advisory board.
 Especially the field of education and training for sports retailers gives common interests and goals for the FEDAS and ISPO.
ISPO

Unser Partner
FESI

The strategically important partnership with FESI strengthens our connection to Brussels. The FESI is in contact with major sporting goods manufacturers such as Adidas, Puma, Nike and others. an important contact in the "Capital of Europe". Because the boundaries between traders and industry are fluid in today's economy, there are many common themes. The personal linkage between FEDAS and FESI creates a good basis for the implementation of joint projects. One of these projects is the European Week of Sports, which is supported by both associations.
FESI

Unser Partner
ISPO

The collaboration between FEDAS and ISPO goes back a long time. FEDAS was instrumental in the first ISPO being held in Munich in 1970. The close cooperation is also characterized by the fact that a representative of FEDAS was represented on the ISPO advisory board.
 Especially the field of education and training for sports retailers gives common interests and goals for the FEDAS and ISPO.
ISPO