Club Industry Returns to Chicago, Welcomes Fitness Facilities of All Types

Jul 29, 2013, 09:00 ET from Penton

BOULDER, Colo., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Industry Conference and Exhibition, the premier independent fitness industry event returns to its roots in Chicago, October, 23-25, 2013, at McCormick Place Lakeside Center.

Club Industry's 27th annual event will bring together commercial club operators with those in the non-profit, corporate, medical wellness, university, government and military markets. 

The show draws attendees from top facilities, such as Gold's Gym, Life Time Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Crunch, and Fitness Formula Clubs, as well as executives and staff from YMCAs and Jewish Community Centers, owners of cycling studios, functional training gyms and boxing studios, hotel spa directors, university recreation center directors, and personal trainers and instructors from these facilities.

"We are always pleased with the results we receive, and continue to receive, from attending and presenting at the Club Industry Show.  We are particularly excited about the return to Chicago, as this location has historically been our best show of the year.  Attendees are qualified and motivated to purchase," said Steve Ayers, ABC Financial Service, Inc.

"The three main pillars of any successful trade event are creative product demonstration capabilities, a robust networking platform, and a relevant, provocative education program. This year we have all of those for you, our partners, to take part in. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to achieve our goals and support the industry," said Erica Stone, show director.

Highlights for Club Industry 2013 include:

  • Exhibits and Demos from Legacy Partners, such as Precor, Technogym, Star Trac, Octane Fitness, ABC Financial, and Les Mills —showcasing their products in larger booth spaces and re-engaging with invigoration as a part of Club Industry LIVE as well as opportunities for NEW companies to break into the industry as a part of the New Exhibitor Program.
  • Special Recognition, a toast and a chance to network with the best in the business at the "Top 100" Fitness Facilities Reception, as recognized by Club Industry Magazine.
  • A revamped Education and Training Program featuring Keynote Speaker, Bridget Brennan, who will explore the idiosyncrasies of female buying power and how the Club Industry (owners, operators, marketers, trainers) can capitalize on this prowess to better their business.
  • The CEO Summit-- the only small group symposium where C-level executives within the fitness industry have the platform to share compelling business content, integrated panel discussions, rich peer interaction and discuss how to grow the industry.

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About Club Industry Conference and Exhibition
Club Industry Conference and Exhibition, produced by Penton, is the premier annual independent fitness industry event focusing on for-profit and not-for-profit facilities. The combination of unmatched professional development, strategic business solutions and industry networking make Club Industry a must attend event for the fitness business professional.

About Penton
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Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

Heather Smith
Club Industry Show
Phone: (303) 998-9232

Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
Phone: (212) 204-4351