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IHRSA holds seminar in Turkey

Vittorio Zagaia addresses seminar attendees in Istanbul, Turkey.Thirty club owners and operators signed up to hear insights on the global market from IHRSA Director of Europe Hans Muench and IHRSA Ambassador and Europe Council member Doug Miller in the seminar room of AVV, IHRSA´s partner in Istanbul, Turkey.

Several of the clubs are IHRSA members, and more plan to join as a result of the seminar.

Further seminars are planned in 2013 in Izmir and Istanbul.

The market in Turkey is very dynamic at the moment with 45-50 new clubs  planned in Istanbul in the next two years, such as the second $25 million luxury club, D Gym, further expansion of MacFit, and Jatomi Fitness.

Istanbul is one of three candidate cities for the summer Olympics 2020. Should the decision fall in favor of this city of 20 million, there will be a boom in the sector for the coming seven years leading up to the Games.


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