OCTOBER 9–11, 2019

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 - Scott Dikkers from The Onion

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 8:45 - 10:00 AM
Scott Dikkers, co-founder of satirical site The Onion, will share insights on how to rally employees around your vision and develop a fan base without spending a lot of money.

In Dikkers' keynote, he will reveal how being committed to a unique vision, embracing your company’s values and principles, and standing firm in the face of challenges helped The Onion develop a loyal fan base and create brand awareness—and how you can do the same for your fitness business.

Sponsored by

Networking Events

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 5:15 - 7:00 PM 

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.


Club Community Breakfast

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 8:00 - 8:45 AM

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!

Show Floor Happy Hour

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 4:00 - 5:30 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: 

Networking Nightcap

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 8:30 - 10:00 PM 
Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap. Relax and network with your peers.

Sisterhood Stride at Club Industry 5K Run/Walk

Friday, Oct. 11 | 6:30 - 7:15 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.

Cigna Health Improvement Tour

Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 during show hours at booth #721

Across the country, Cigna's Health Improvement Tour will bring mobile clinics for biometric screenings to communities where people can learn their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI) – which Cigna calls the Core Four. These are the key health numbers that underlie the majority of health costs, as evidenced in recent Cigna studies showing that knowing the Core Four can identify risks for major chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Health coaches will be on site to help people understand their numbers and explain how to take follow-up steps.