Sports-Contacts, the international German-based online portal for the recruitment of distributors and agents, is expanding its operations to Italy, working with Beniamino Bozano and Chiara Gattorno in the country. Bozano, who has more than 20 years of experience in the sports industry, began as an agent for leading sport brands and has been on the board of Tomasoni Topsail since 1992. Gattorno has experience in public relations and the organization of events. Italy is the eighth country covered by Sports-Contacts through local partners after Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Run by Michael Plank, the German recruiter, Sports-Contacts (see the classified ads section) is celebrating two years of existence. With more than 13,000 premium contacts in the sector, it claims to have brokered deals for more than 50 sports brands including outdoor-related ones such as Aigle, Buff, Bushnell, Exel, Gabel, Maier Sports, Nomad, Ortovox, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Timberland, and Trespass. On June 15, Sports-Contacts celebrated its second anniversary.