IHRSA European Congress Virtual Edition

The premier virtual event for fitness professionals around the globe.

IHRSA European Congress Schedule*

Day 1

13:00 CET | Sponsor Marketplace Opens!

Visit and connect with event sponsors through IHRSA’s Sponsor Marketplace! Displaying the latest equipment, programming, and technology, the Sponsor Marketplace will allow you to browse and connect directly with event sponsors.

13:45 - 13:55 CET | Welcome Session

Brent Darden, Interim President and CEO, IHRSA and Chair, REX Roundtables

14:00 - 14:55 CET | BRIC Panel Discussion & Live Q&A

“BRIC Breakthroughs”: CEO Learnings from Brazil, Russia, India & China
Moderated by John Holsinger, Director, Asia Pacific, IHRSA
Monica Marques, Owner/Partner, Compahnia Athletica, Brazil
Colin Grant, CEO, PURE Group Asia, Chin
Abhimanyu Sable, CEO, ABS Fitness and President, United Health and Fitness Federation (UHFF), India
Anastasia Yusina, President, Strata Partners, Russia

15:00 - 15:30 CET | Sponsor Marketplace Networking & Product Showcase

15:30 - 16:15 CET | Sessions


Planning for Your Club’s Future: Innovation Strategies for Success
Guy Griffiths, Director, GGFit, Ltd., United Kingdom

Through the Looking Glass: A Review of Club Design
David Barton, Founder & Owner, TMPL Gym & DavidBartonGym, USA


16:15 - 17:00 CET | Supplier Panel Discussion


Industry leaders of international supplier companies

17:30 - 18:30 CET | Keynote Presentation & Live Q&A


The Great Reset for the Fitness Industry
Thierry Malleret, Managing Partner, Monthly Barometer

Day 2


12:45 - 13:40 CET | Sessions

Fitness First Case Study
Moderator to be announced!
Martin Seibold, CEO, LifeFit Group, Germany
Simon Flint, CEO, Evolution Wellness, Malaysia
Greg Oliver, CEO & Managing Director, Fitness & Lifestyle Group, Australia
Tony de Leede, Wellness Entrepreneur, Australia

Reimagining Your Personal Training Sales Strategy
Henning Holm, CEO, Norwegian Personal Training Academy (AFPT), Norway


13:40 - 14:00 CET | Sponsor Marketplace Networking & Product Showcase


14:00 - 14:55 CET | Keynote Presentation & Live Q&A


Innovation and New Revenue Streams for Fitness Businesses

Cate Trotter, Head of Trends, Insider Trends


15:00 - 15:30 CET | Sponsor Marketplace Networking & Product Showcase

15:30 - 16:25 CET | European CEO Panel Discussion & Live Q&A

Looking Toward the Future: European CEO Panel Discussion
Moderated by Kate Cracknell, Freelance Journalist, Copywriter & Editor
Sophie Lawler, CEO, Total Fitness, United Kingdom
Juan del Río Nieto, CEO, VivaGym Group, Spain
David Mazerot, Vice President, L’Appart Fitness

16:30 - 17:15 CET | Sessions

Digital Transformation for Fitness Clubs from Offline to Online Offerings
José Teixeira, Head of Customer Experience, SC Fitness, Portugal


Staffing Impact of COVID-19 on our Teams and Business
Sandra Dunne, Managing Director, Gym Plus, Ireland


17:15 - 17:45 CET | Sponsor Marketplace Networking & Product Showcase


17:45 - 18:30 CET | Keynote Presentation & Live Q&A


Accelerating into the Future of Fitness

Bryan O'Rourke, Managing Director, Fitness24Seven Thailand and CEO, Vedere Ventures


18:30 - 19:00 CET | Live Happy Hour by Language

Day 3

13:30 - 14:00 CET | Exercise Class

14:00 - 15:00 CET | Asia-Pacific Club Tours & Live Q&A with Club Managers

15:00 - 15:30 CET | Europe & Russia Club Tours & Live Q&A with Club Managers

16:00 - 17:00 CET | Americas Club Tours & Live Q&A with Club Managers

*Session times are subject to change

Sponsor Opportunities

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