Being a member of FESI offers many advantages, such as the possibility to influence and partake in the doings of FESI and our Working Committees. The latter provides Industry Suppliers throughout Europe with unique opportunities to coordinate their actions, share valuable information, establish themselves as credible partners and improve the overall functioning of the European internal market in the sports industry sector.
Furthermore, alongside Regular and Associated Members, representatives of the European Institutions frequently attend FESI's Working Committees meetings with the purpose of outlining EU's motivations on the issues at hand. In this way, our Working Committees provide member companies with an important platform for face-to-face discussion with experts from the European Institutions and allow them to have their say in the European decision-making process on the basis of previously agreed Position Papers.
Thus, over the years, we have acquired an in-depth knowledge and a solid practical know-how of working methods and decision-making processes of EU Institutions, enabling us to communicate the views of European manufacturers in the most effective way.
The large number of companies that we represent does not only confirm the above but further stregthens our position as a respected and trusted advocate in Brussels' legislative circles. Altogether, our members have gained a decisive competitive advantage as a result of their participation in FESI's activities.
Member's rights and duties
FESI membership entitles National Federations and companies to participate and vote in the course of Working Committees sessions:
All Members shall support the purposes of FESI and shall act in compliance with the By-Laws and any other lawful rules or regulations adopted by the Board of Directors.
All Members are required to support and respect all decisions taken by the Board, provided that such decisions are legal in their respective countries.
All Members are required to pay their membership fees within sixty (60) days of the issue date of the invoice. Furthermore, all Members are required to pay any additional fees within sixty (60) days of the issue date of the invoice, which their representatives may commit to paying during deliberations at any formal meeting of the Board of any Working Committee.
Notwithstanding the rights and privileges conferred by FESI's By-Laws, the use of the name, logo, initials of FESI in connection with any advertising, promotion or sale of a product or service is expressly forbidden, unless specifically authorized by the Board of FESI. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the use which the members of FESI may make, individually, of the name, logo or initials of FESI shall be subject to the prior written authorisation of the Board of FESI.