Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie e.V. (Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry) is the business association of German sporting goods manufacturers, wholesalers and importers, founded in 1910. The BSI currently has around 150 members. In addition to large international companies, more than 80 percent of its members are small and medium-sized companies. Many of them belong to the market leaders in their sports segments. The companies organized in the BSI generate an annual turnover of approximately 35 billion euros. As a multi-sports association, BSI represents a wide range of sports segments – team sports or individual sports, indoor or outdoor, summer or winter sports, as well as leisure sports and personal protective equipment. BSI has been supporting the development of the sporting goods industry at German and European level for many years and represents the interests of the German sporting goods industry. BSI is a member of the Federation of the European Sporting goods Industry (FESI). BSI is conceptual sponsor of ISPO Munich and TourNatur at Messe Düsseldorf. At the same time, it is a sponsor of the FSB trade fair in Cologne.
At the same time, BSI is member of the German “Partnership for Sustainable Textiles”, a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 130 members, that is striving to improve the social and environmental conditions in the global textile production. The BSI advocates the interests of its members vis-à-vis political and economic actors. In this sense, the association participates on behalf of its members in the design of industry trade fairs, frequently organizes stakeholder events and carries out market studies. Last but not least, the BSI has been regularly involved in interdisciplinary and cross-sector research and CSR projects for several years.