GlobalSportsJobs partner WFSGI continues its very successful series of Manufacturers Forums with its “Beyond Lean Manufacturing” event in Hong Kong. From December 2-3, 2015 the WFSGI is gathering the critical mass of sporting goods and apparel brands and their independent supplier factories on a global basis in order to discuss topics “Beyond Lean Manufacturing”. The Forum will be supported by the International Apparel Federation.
This year’s event will not only focus on the more technically orientated topics but also on Corporate Responsibility in its many aspects. During the two-day conference the audience will have the opportunity to interactively participate in workshops and raise questions to the keynote speakers with regard to circular manufacturing, lean production, reduction of labor intensive production as well as workforce education and human-centered manufacturing.
Click on the video below to watch highlights of the 2014 Manufacturers Forum, where 180 sporting goods industry representatives from 22 different countries came together in Leipzig, Germany.
The Forum’s preliminary agenda and registration portal are now live at www.wfsgi.org. We look forward to seeing you at the event.
About the WFSGI
Global solutions through international teamwork – The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) was founded in 1978 and is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the IOC as the industry representative within the Olympic family. The WFSGI is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental association formed by sports brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national federations and other sporting goods industry related businesses. The WFSGI plays a strategic role in the support and promotion of the sporting goods industry worldwide. The WFSGI promotes free and fair trade and provides platforms for the intergovernmental cooperation with regards to the International Organizations interested or affected by sports. Its aim is also to expand the cooperation on the protection of intellectual property rights and improve human rights issues related to working conditions. All this can be done through contacts with International Organizations such as the ILO, WTO, WHO, UN but also through International Sports Federations (FIFA, IAAF, FIVB, etc.) and the IOC, via the exchange of information and clearing house on issues and topics developed by WFSGI’s various committees.