Club Industry Show Community Events

Celebrate, connect, and have some fun at the Club Industry Show! The events below are included with your badge at no additional cost.

One of the best parts of attending an event is the opportunity to network. Between exhibitor events and networking parties, it can be difficult to decide what to attend. Here is a look at some of the networking opportunities we have added to this year's event to help you build, strengthen and cultivate ongoing and prospective relationships on and off the trade show floor.

Keynote Presentation

Ford Saeks - Superpower Success: Unleashing Your Inner Superhero!

Thursday, Oct. 25, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Second Level, International Ballroom North

Find your inner superhero and leap life's obstacles in a single bound. Regardless of your role in leadership, management, marketing or as a team member at your health club, there are times when you need to spark innovation and ignite your fire to conquer your world. This high-energy presentation offers you a multitude of innovative ways to gain an unfair competitive advantage, spark creativity on-demand and increase your results.

Ford Saeks, speaker and author, will offer an interactive presentation on the ways people communicate, their intentions and how to use those to better market your brand regardless of whether you are a health club owner, personal trainer or front desk attendant. Saeks specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, ignite innovation and increase sales and profits. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide.

Sponsored by:
Ford Saeks

PFP Trainer of the Year Award Presentation

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 8:45 AM
Second Level, International Ballroom North

Find out who will be awarded the 2019 PFP Trainer of the Year! Since 2006, Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) has helped to recognize some of the industry's outstanding fitness professionals. The PFP Trainer of the Year is awarded to a fitness professional who is an exemplary leader in the industry and who demonstrates a strong commitment to his/her clients, career and community. The PFP Trainer of the Year has served as a springboard for some of the biggest names in fitness today.

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Networking Events

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Lobby Level, 720 South Bar

Enjoy good food and drinks, good vibes and good people. It's here that you'll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans, and plug into an enjoyable evening of fun.

Sponsored by:
Woodway USA
Welcome Reception

Club Community Breakfast

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Second Level, International Ballroom North

Come and get your fuel for the day and connect with your peers as well as clients at the Club Community Breakfast. This is a free breakfast open to all attendees and exhibitors of the show! A perfect way to kick off a full day!

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Show Floor Happy Hour

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Lower Level, Exhibit Hall, Salon C & D

Join us on the tradeshow floor for an afternoon "happy hour" and to mix, mingle and network.

Sponsored by:
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp.
TMI Sustainable Aquatics
Happy Hour

Networking Nightcap

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Second Floor, International Ballroom North

Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap. Relax and network with your peers.

Sponsored by:
Les Mills
Networking Nightcap

Sisterhood Stride at Club Industry 5K Run/Walk

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 6:30 - 7:15 AM
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 7:00 - 7:45 AM
Lobby Level, Great Hall Foyer

Get up and get your blood pumping during the Sisterhood Stride 5K Run/Walk at the Club Industry Show.Ladies and gentlemen (this isn't just for the ladies) tie up those running shoes and join us for an earlier morning run/walk along the edge of Lake Michigan.

Please complete the short registration form to register for the Sisterhood Stride at Club Industry Show. This walk is FREE and supports leadership and networking for women in the fitness industry. All registrants will receive a FREE T-Shirt. Once registered we will send you all the info you need to take part in this amazing event with your fellow sisters (and brothers) in the fitness industry!


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Group Run