What Is IHRSA 2020?

The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is world-renowned for motivational keynote speakers, expert education sessions, vibrant Trade Show, and lively networking events.

Over the course of four days, you’ll:

  • Hear from 4 keynote presenters that will enlighten and inspire.
  • Choose from over 100 education sessions, networking opportunities, exercise classes, and workshops.
  • Experience more than 400 exhibitors on an interactive, high-energy Trade Show floor.
  • Mix and mingle with 12,000 health club operators, suppliers, and fitness industry professionals from 80+ countries.

For nearly 40 years, the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show has brought the best of the best together for four days of education, innovation, and fun! Come see what all the buzz is about this March at IHRSA 2020.

 

Get the Most Out of IHRSA 2020

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EDUCATION

In today’s fast-paced world, there is always something new to learn. With over 100 education sessions in 11 topic areas, you’re sure to be inspired, challenged, and poised for success.

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INNOVATION

Over 400 exceptional health and fitness industry suppliers will line the massive Trade Show floor. Test-drive, compare, and discover all the latest equipment and technologies. You’ll also have a chance to experience new and exciting group exercise classes that you can take home to your members.

Connection

CONNECTION

The event brings together 12,000 dedicated industry professionals from all over the world. There’s no better place to collaborate, join forces, and build new friendships with those who are just as passionate about the fitness industry as you!

Educational Formats to Match Your Learning Style

 Because everyone learns differently, IHRSA 2020 offers educational opportunities in a variety of interactive formats. 

NEW! IHRSA SKILL WORKSHOPS 

New for 2020, the IHRSA Skill Workshops include limited seating for a hands-on learning experience with course instructors. Bring your tablet, laptop, or smartphone to personally experience skill-building for your club. A continental breakfast will be provided to participants.

 

NEW! IHRSA TechX 

New for 2020, join IHRSA industry and technology experts on Saturday, March 21, for a half-day tech experience! Discover new trends and methods for improving your use of technology in your club. Spend the morning addressing pressing and relevant technology topics that have a direct impact on your business.

EDUCATION SESSIONS

IHRSA 2020 education sessions provide a classroom-like environment where you’ll learn strategies and best practices from industry leaders. The sessions are organized by track so you can choose the ones that best match your interests and needs.

 

IGNITE!

In this fast-paced, 75-minute event, 10 speakers get five minutes each to share personal and professional insights on a whole host of topics ranging from the informative and enlightening to the humorous and fun.

NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

Facilitated by a moderator, our roundtable discussions provide the chance to connect with peers, share knowledge, and present ideas on a range of mission-critical topics in an informal setting. The opportunity to network with club operators from around the world is one of the most requested IHRSA Convention activities each year.

 

FIRESIDE CHATS

IHRSA’s Fireside Chats are interactive, problem-solving sessions where industry influencers meet in intimate settings and take a deep dive into the most pressing issues clubs encounter. Receive group advice on overcoming challenges and the support you need to stay focused on the goal ahead. Limited seating.

IHRSA SUPPLIER EDUCATION SERIES

Learn about new products, trends, revenue and retention opportunities in our Wednesday Supplier Education Series. These seminars are sponsored by IHRSA Trade Show Exhibitors and are invaluable if you want to keep up with the competition and succeed in the fitness industry. 

EXERCISE PROGRAMMING

Each morning, you’re invited to participate in cutting-edge exercise programming. The high-energy classes offer the most innovative programs and top-notch equipment — it’s what sets IHRSA apart from all other industry shows.

THE FAST TRACK

The FAST Track learning concept is intended to jump-start your morning with three, concurrent 20-minute presentations. Each is designed to educate early-risers with the best practices on a variety of topics for immediate application in any club. A continental breakfast will be provided to participants.

Meet and Share Ideas with the Best Operators in the Industry

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GETTING STARTED

First things first, attend the Making Connections Orientation. During Orientation, you’ll establish your game plan for success, meet like-minded attendees, and learn to navigate your way through IHRSA 2020 like a pro.

 

Then, start each day with a healthy Fast Track Continental Breakfast, during which you’ll hear three concurrent 20-minute presentations on a variety of topics for immediate application to any club.

Receptions

EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

Kick back with friends — new and old — at the end of the day at one or more of the following gatherings:

  • Opening Celebration
  • Canadian VIP Reception
  • Planet IHRSA: The International Attendee Reception
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11th ANNUAL IHRSA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Participate in a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with, women leaders from around the world. This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools and inspiration to advance your professional and personal leadership skills.

12,000+

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
IN 2019

80+

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

100+

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS IN 2019

400+

EXHIBITORS
IN 2019

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Get a jump-start on learning about the exciting IHRSA 2020 education sessions, networking events, and Trade Show details.

 

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