- EFTTA is The Official European Trade Association for Manufacturers and Wholesalers of Recreational and Sportfishing Equipment. EFTTA is registered as The Official Lobbying Association of The Industry in Brussels.
- EFTTA members can exhibit at EFTTEX, the leading international Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition.
- Membership is open to Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Agents and Press in the tackle industry.
- EFTTA was established in London in 1981, as an international, non-political, independent association to serve the European fishing tackle trade by campaigning to promote sportfishing, environmental issues and international business.
EFTTA was established in London in 1981, as an international, non-political, independent association to serve the European fishing tackle trade by campaigning to promote sportfishing, environmental issues and international business.
Membership is open to manufacturers, wholesalers, agents, press and related organisation in the tackle industry and EFTTA currently has over 250 members. Applications for membership are subject to approval by the EFTTA Board, which comprises 12 elected European members and a President who is elected every three years.
EFTTA's objective is to promote the interests of the European fishing tackle trade and to make it more effective in the international market place. To this end, close relations have been established with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) and the Japanese Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association (JAFTMA). EFTTA has negotiated agreements with these associations for reciprocal exhibiting rights so members can break into world-wide markets.
In 1982 the first European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) was initiated by EFTTA. This has developed over the years into the premier trade show for the industry. EFTTEX attracts some of the most well-known names in the industry and is also a place to meet new and emerging companies within the trade. The location of EFTTEX changes annually, and previous host countries include Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.
JEAN CLAUDE BEL, CEO
Jean Claude Bel was appointed as EFTTA's first ever full-time Chief Executive Officer on October 1st 2008. Jean Claude Bel, who has more than 30 years' experience in the fishing tackle trade, joined the organisation which has more than 200 members in Europe and represents the interests of tens of thousands of employees in the industry. Monsieur Bel, who lives in Rennes, France, has held senior positions with some of Europe's biggest tackle companies, including Rapala, O Mustad, Mitchell SA/Garcia Europe SA (now Pure Fishing), and Freetime Group France. From 1997 to 2007, he was the chairman of Rapala France SAS, which includes the Ragot, Water queen, Normark-Nautisme and Guigo Marine Shop companies.
JANET DOYLE, General Manager
Janet Doyle is the General Manager and responsible for initial research and negotiations for EFTTEX, dealing with venues and contractors as well as general office management. Janet holds a Degree in Sociology and a Marketing Diploma. Her career history encompasses project management and conference and event organisation for medical and pharmaceutical companies, MRC and Novartis.
NEENA TAILOR, Exhibition Manager
Neena is the Exhibition Manager for EFTTEX. Neena is responsible for liaising with the venue, on site contractors and service providers for EFTTEX while providing participants with all information needed to ensure a memorable show. Neena graduated with a BA Com Hons Communication Studies/Business from Anglia Ruskin University. She comes to us from the production department of Archant Life also having worked for shipping company Galbraith's Ltd.
VICTORIA ROGERS, Exhibition Assistant
Vicki is the Exhibition Assistant and supports the EFTTEX team and liaises with exhibitors on a day to day basis as well as dealing with stand bookings and helping Neena organise the Gala Evening. Vicki comes from a varied work background having worked most recently for the National Health Service as a Patient Booking Officer as well as a long history of working in junior management within the hospitality industry.
VICTORIA SEYMOUR, Membership & Communications Officer
Vicki organises the various membership services including the Youth Grant Scheme, Monofilament Line Charter and is first point of contact for membership applications. Vicki's communication role includes producing EFTTA press releases and liaising with the press. Vicki brings to her role a wealth of experience from the events management and performing arts fields.
ASTRID SPEGEL, Administration Executive
Astrid ensures the EFTTA office runs smoothly. Astrid is the first point of contact at EFTTA and also collates the trade statistics (members service) and is in charge of EFTTEX visitor pre registration services. Astrid is a native of Brazil and speaks fluent Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Astrid comes to EFTTA from a background in administration and professional basketball.
BHUMIKA MISTRY, EFTTA/EFTTEX Accounts
Bhumika is in charge of all aspects of accounts for EFTTA and EFTTEX. Bhumika can be contacted in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Bhumika joins us with a wealth of accounting knowledge gained in the Motor Industry, Environmental Services and Insurance Sector.
| Pierangelo Zanetta (PRESIDENT)
Shimano Europe Fishing Holding BV
| Mr Michele Adinolfi
| Mr Ciro Esposito
Commercity, Isola M / 30
Via Portuense 1555
Ponte Galeria (RM)
| Mr Per Westerlund
Hantverkargatan 38 A
PO Box 106
S-782 23 Malung
| Hans-Jurgen Sanger
Sanger Top Tackle System
Bodenroder Weg 10
| Mr Gennadi Zharkov
Valdaisky Pro 16
CNF, Bld #5
Tel: +7 .495.225.8245
Fax: +7 .495.225.8241
| Mr Lars Erik Svendsen
Svendsen Sport A/S
| Mr Rudi Heger
Traun River Products
| Ms Montserrat Calico
c/ Pujades 77- 79
| Mr Jacques Prallet
Pure Fishing Europe SA
396 Rue de la Precision
| Ole A. Bjerke
O. Mustad & Son A/S
PO Box 41
| Robin Morley
Daiwa Sports LTD
Netherton Industrial Estate
| Jari Kokkonen
Rapala VMC Corporation
| Ken Brewster
Hardy & Greys LTD