After the IHRSA Convention in Las Vegas, the spring event season in Europe featured the mother of all European events – FIBO, with 94,000 attendees in the new Cologne, Germany location. Only the Rimini Wellness event on the Italian coast May 9-12 attracts more enthusiasts, this year close to 200,000 attendees.
Six other national events supported IHRSA’s local partners and fostered new relationships:
1. AVV Seminar Istanbul, Turkey (March 27, 30 attendees)
This was the first management seminar for the country’s health and fitness sector, and more events are planned.
2. Credi Care Conference, Oslo, Norway (April 4-5, 235 attendees)
The conference featured a James Bond theme and a casino night. The largest club chain, Stamina HoT, sent 15 attendees. The grand prize was an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 IHRSA Convention in San Diego.
3. Ceska Fitness Komora Annual Conference, Prague Czech Republic (April 19, 70 attendees)
Hosted by the newly-formed Czech fitness association and its partner IHRSA, the event featured cooperation between the fitness and medical sectors as its main topic.
4.Benefit Partner Event, Warsaw, Poland (April 23, 160 attendees)
This new IHRSA partner is the leading corporate benefit provider with 80% of Polish clubs as clients.
5. DHFO Annual Conference Copenhagen, Denmark (May 22, 80 attendees)
6. FitExpo Posnan, Poland (May 24-26)
IHRSA’s Hans Muench gave the keynote presentation, The Future of the European Fitness and Leisure Market.
Interested in learning more? Visit the IHRSA website (www.ihrsa.org/blog) for details and photos
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