HILTON CHICAGO
OCTOBER 9–11, 2019
CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 9–11, 2019
EXHIBIT HALL: OCTOBER 10–11, 2019

" What makes The Club Industry Show a meaningful experience and notable value is the fact that the educational sessions are informative, current and led by knowledgeable industry professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise for the betterment of the attendees and the industry. Those who have successful careers in this industry understand the value of a robust professional network. Through my Club Industry participation, I have met mentors , advisors and friends who have had a profound impact on me personally and professionally" .
- Doug Ribley

My Club Industry Story:

As a career industry professional, I have been in the development and administrative over - site of corporate, commercial and hospital - based health and wellness centers for thirty - five years. Identified early in my career was the realization that giving bac k to the industry and seeking opportunities for continuing education, professional networking and vender relations hips , were among the top priorities of those who deployed successful business models. As a result, I have found the Club Industry Show to be a common thread among the most successful industry leaders and brands, compelling me to make this event a priority throughout my career .

The Club Industry Show has earned the unique distinction of being a “not - to - miss” event for those who are l ooking for the most current industry information including, but not limited to, staffing, program developm ent, facilities, equipment, etc . What makes The Club Industry Show a meaningful experience and notabl e value is the fact that the educational session s are informative, current and led by knowledgeable industry professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise for the betterment of the attendees a nd the industry. Those who have successful careers in this industry understand the value of a robust professional network. Through my Club Industry participation, I have met mentors , advisors and friends who have had a profound impact on me personally and professionally . A robust professional network is invaluable and the Club Industry Show is an ideal venue to promote and maintain relationships that support professional growth and success. Finally, The Club Industry ev ent always showcases the leading venders who provide the “tools and solutions ” that promote business success and meaningful health outcomes.

One of the most prolific industry opportunities is the adoption of “prevention” as a meaningful and important component of the healthcare continuum. As more health systems realize that their mission is to keep people healthy , well and out of a hospital bed , the health club industry is uniquely positioned to serve as part of the solution while healthcare organizations search for impactful, efficient and effective ways to improve community health. Ov er the years, when an industry opportunity is identified, the C lub Industry team works to assemble subject - matter experts for the benefit of show attendees. This year is no exception as the Healthcare & Fitness Integration Summit will be offered as an optional educational track for those who want the latest information on this important topic. I am honored to serve on the faculty of this event and invite you to attend my presentation entitled, “The Changing Healthcare Landscape : How to Maximize the Oppor tunity”.

As in years past, I look forward to this year’s social events, networking, education and product/service roll - outs at the 2019 Club Industry Show. The team at Club Industry has taken the event to a new level for 2019 and I look forward to connec ting with both new and long - standing friends and colleagues as we all continue the important work we do to enhance the lives of the people we serve throughout each and every community. See you soon!

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