The Italian sporting goods industry association, Assosport, organized a workshop in the Dutch city of Utrecht last May 11, with the support of the Italian Trade Commission, in connection with an Italian sports design exhibition and the Dutch leg of Giro d’Italia, the Italian cycling race. Ten Italian firms including Brugi, Gabel, Novation, Salewa and West Scout met trade operators from Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.