Boston — February 13, 2018 — The annual IHRSA Financial Panel, taking place during IHRSA 2018, will give session attendees the opportunity to hear advice and market reports from highly-regarded financial experts and how to apply this knowledge to current issues impacting their health clubs and fitness businesses.

Rick Caro, panel moderator and president of Management Vision says, “I encourage all industry operators interested in learning about the factors that contribute to financial success in the industry to attend.”

This year’s topic, Insights into the Drivers Currently Attracting Financial Capital to the Industry, will feature presentations from the following panelists:

  • Brian Wood, Imperial Capital
  • Mark Grabowski, TPG Growth
  • Rob Sjoberg, Perpetual Capital

CEOs, CFOs, club owners, GMs, investors, suppliers, press, and those interested in the current economic conditions affecting the health club market will not want to miss this session. Attendees will learn how financial executives view the industry’s strengths and weaknesses, how they see future trends, how different segments within the industry are faring, and how the current debt and equity markets are behaving relative to our industry.

“Rick Caro’s Financial Panel is a must for any club operator, supplier, and stakeholder that wants to understand the industry within the context of the U.S. economy and financial markets. The Wall Street experts that speak during this session have excellent insight into how financial models affect the health club industry and most often their predictions are accurate. If you plan to attend, I recommend you arrive early to get a good seat since this event fills up quickly and is attended by the best and brightest in the industry year after year. Most importantly, don’t forget that this session will not be recorded, so you’ll want to make sure you can attend in person,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA president & CEO.

This year’s IHRSA Financial Panel will take place at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. during IHRSA 2018 in San Diego, CA. All registered convention attendees are invited and encouraged to attend.


IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion. IHRSA's events provide a vast array of speakers on business and corporate culture, instructional sessions on all aspects of succeeding in the health club industry, social events to mix and mingle with peers, and the most spectacular trade shows in the industry.

About IHRSA 2018

IHRSA 2018, the 37th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, March 21-24, 2018. Visit the IHRSA website for more details on how to register. If you are a confirmed member of the media, please contact Shannon Vogler, IHRSA’s communications and public relations coordinator, to register for press credentials.