IHRSA Convention & Trade Show

IHRSA Convention & Trade Show

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IHRSA Announces Keynote Speakers, Agenda for IHRSA 2016 Convention & Trade Show


For the first time ever, IHRSA will host its annual convention and trade show, the industry’s premier event and celebration in Orlando, Florida, a perfect venue for a gathering to promote an industry as energetic, and vital as ours. The Orange County Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida is where over 10,000 fitness industry professionals will celebrate the business of fitness during IHRSA 2016, IHRSA’s 35th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, taking place March 21-24, 2016.


The Convention Agenda

Always a highlight of each IHRSA Convention, IHRSA has become well known for introducing inspiring thought-leaders and business experts to it’s audience of fitness industry leaders. “We are thrilled to introduce the four IHRSA 2016 keynote speakers, as these visionaries will once again captivate, energize and inspire our entire industry,” said IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore.


  •     Monday, March 21 will feature Jay Baer, the president of Convince and Convert Media, and author of the New York Times best-selling Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help, Not Hype. Baer will discuss how to rethink marketing to attract attention, increase sales, and cultivate customer loyalty and advocacy. (Sponsored by SPRI)


  •     Tuesday, March 22 will feature Greg McKeown, CEO of THIS Inc., and author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. In his interactive keynote session, McKeown will discuss taking teams to the next level and producing breakthroughs in results and innovation. (Sponsored by Technogym®)



  •     Wednesday, March 23 will feature Randi Zuckerberg, Author, and Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media. In entertaining, engaging talk, which feels as much as a one-woman show (complete with musical performance and audience interaction), “It’s Dot Complicated: Exciting Trends Impacting Your Business”, Randi takes you through ten of the most exciting trends in tech/business/leadership/entrepreneurship that you cannot ignore if you want to build a successful, sustainable business. (Sponsored by Matrix Fitness)


  •     Thursday, March 24 will feature serial entrepreneur Nir Eyal, the author of The Wall Street Journal best-seller Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Eyal will discuss the Hood Model, a four-step process utilized by many successful companies, to subtly shape customer behavior. (Sponsored by MYZONE®)



Convention attendees can also look forward to outstanding receptions and networking events, more than 150 educational offerings categorized into 11 targeted tracks, including annual events such as the IHRSA Financial Panel; the Women’s Leadership Summit (sponsored by American Council on Exercise (ACE)); the IHRSA Health Promotion & Wellness Track, the Bash for Augie’s Quest, and special events for industry leaders such as the Global Leadership Summit (sponsored by ABC Financial Services).


Trade Show Highlights

Like the convention’s educational component, the trade show, which will be open on Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 23 promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Orange County Convention Center, the second-largest facility of its kind in the U.S., with 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space, provides exhibitors with plenty of room to showcase their products and services. Visitors to the trade show floor will be able to sample, shop, test and try out over 300,000 square feet of industry specific equipment, programming and services from over 350 exhibitors.



IHRSA is grateful to all IHRSA 2016 sponsors whose support makes this annual industry celebration possible. Confirmed sponsors as of October 9 include: ABC Financial Services, American Council on Exercise (ACE), Anytime Fitness LLC, ASF Payment Solutions, Augie’s Quest, Balanced Body, bootybarre, ChinaFit, CSI Software, Cybex International, Inc., Fitness Brasil, Fitness Business Canada, Fitness Industry Council of Canada, Healthy Learning™, Intel® Corporation, Intenza Fitness North America, InTouch Follow-Up, Iron Grip Barbell Company, Jonas Fitness, Inc., JumpSport Fitness, Inc., Listen360, Management Around Sports, Matrix Fitness, MCore FTS, Mercado Fitness, Merrithew™, MINDBODY, Inc., Motionsoft, MYZONE®, Netpulse, Octane Fitness, Ojmar US, LLC., Orangetheory Fitness, Parisi Speed School, PFP media, PILOXING®, Polar, Power Systems, Inc., Precor Incorporated, SPRI, Technogym SpA, Total Gym®, TRUE Fitness, Twin Oaks Software, Visual Fitness Planner™ and World Gym International.  


Additional Info and Key Details

Additional information about IHRSA 2016, including the schedule, special hotel and tourist attraction rates, as well as how to register, exhibit or sponsor, can be found at ihrsa.org/convention, or by calling IHRSA at 800.228.4772 or +1.617.951.0055.  



The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion. IHRSA's events provide a vast array of speakers on business and corporate culture, instructional sessions on all aspects of succeeding in the health club industry, social events to mix and mingle with peers, and the most spectacular trade shows in the industry.  IHRSA's mission is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful.

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