IHRSA’s 40th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show Goes Hybrid

    IHRSA 2021, taking place in Dallas, TX, from October 13-15, will unite health and fitness professionals worldwide—in-person and online!

    BOSTON, MA—September 8, 2021—In light of the challenging travel restrictions for many and the health and fitness industry’s important worldwide community, the IHRSA 40th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) will offer a rich and robust in-person and virtual program.

    As many other associations—and even IHRSA member clubs—have pivoted to offer in-person and virtual options, the IHRSA 2021 hybrid program has been in the works for some time. This program will allow global attendees and partners, wherever they may be, to participate and connect in celebrating the industry’s revival.

    Liz Clark, IHRSA’s CEO, commented, “We are excited to reinforce IHRSA 2021 by offering a hybrid option this October. For anybody not able to travel, IHRSA will offer both an in-person and virtual program so that our global community of members can connect for three days of knowledge-sharing, education, and intensive networking.”

    IHRSA is committed to the health and safety of all who attend IHRSA 2021 in Dallas. The hybrid program is for anyone who is not able to attend the event in person.

    IHRSA 2021 will translate sessions into five languages—Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Translating sessions allow virtual attendees to immerse themselves in the program in their own language. The virtual program will stream and translate:

    • Dallas Keynote speakers,

    • SPARK! sessions, and

    • an educational session in each major time slot.

    Plus, online attendees will receive exclusive virtual content, such as four regional CEO panel discussions and virtual visits to 10 of the best health clubs in the world. All attendees—virtual and in-person—have extended access to selective Dallas sessions, which are available on-demand the day after the session begins until December 31, 2021.

    Don’t miss your chance to gain resources, networking opportunities, and relative content to help your business thrive at IHRSA 2021.

    About IHRSA

    IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association, is a not-for-profit trade association that maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity with a mission to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry, while providing its members with benefits and resources. IHRSA is the publisher of Club Business International, the leading monthly magazine for the global fitness industry.

    IHRSA organizes and runs the fitness industry’s largest and most successful U.S.-based commercial fitness convention and trade show. The Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is the premier gathering of leaders and decision makers in the global health and fitness industry. To learn more, visit ihrsa.org/convention. To register for a media pass, contact pr@ihrsa.org.

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    Florian Cartoux @florian_cartoux

    Florian Cartoux is director of the IHRSA European office in Brussels, Belgium. He's in charge of growing IHRSA's membership in Europe, and attendance at IHRSA events. Being fluent in French, German, and English, Florian spends the best part of his time visiting the four corners of Europe meeting members and prospects. In his spare time, he tries to find time to play the drums, and be a good dad with his two daughters.