WNiF Magazine - Autumn 2018 Edition | Page 10

IHRSA 2018 By Kristen Walsh EVENT PREVIEW A n estimated 10,000 industry practitioners and enthusiasts - fitness professionals, club owners, operators, developers, investors, media representatives and reseachers - from some 80 countries around the world, will converge on sunny San Diego, California from March 21st - 24th for IHRSA 2018. Whether you’re talking about the keynote speakers, the other presenters, or the associate members on the trade show floor—all are there to share insights, ideas, and fresh information about new trends, programs, products, services, club operations, and business models. is one of our favorite venues for the convention and trade show,” observes Joe Moore, the president and CEO of IHRSA. “It has great weather, the lure of the ocean, a long list of must-see attractions, great food, and a healthy fitness lifestyle. The more than 100 club owners, consultants, and other authorities who will be overseeing the educational sessions, assisted by some 350 exhibitors, will stimulate your thinking about how to hone your competitive skills - and advantage - to a razor’s sharpness. They’ll also challenge you to examine your business, your life, and, even, the world in a completely different way. “That’s why we continue to return to the city, and why so many people from throughout the world are so eager to join us there.” As always, the convention and trade show offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and old friends, and embark on rewarding new relationships, as you toast the industry’s achievements, savor its perpetual vitality, and consider what lies ahead. The Venue Though IHRSA 2018, itself, is the principal attraction, San Diego serves as the perfect setting. “It’s easy to understand why San Diego 10 Park, the home of the San Diego Padres. to pr ovide offerings to complement exercise goals and help develop healthy activity habits. Keynote Speakers San Diego is known f