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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 2016 IHRSA European Congress

It’s hard to quantify the true value of the IHRSA European Congress. The benefits—from networking and education to career inspiration—are immeasurable. The event’s content-rich education agenda and A-list crowd allow for numerous chances to catapult your club to success. 

Yet, while there are many reasons to attend the IHRSA European Congress, there are five you can always count on: 

1. Ample Opportunities to Network with the Right People

With daily networking sessions, receptions, and lunches, you’re guaranteed to build relationships with passionate, like-minded fitness professionals eager to collaborate and expand their professional networks. 

2. Education that Will Strengthen Your Business Acumen

Take your club or company to the next level by attending seminars taught by the industry’s most successful individuals. Topics cover everything from sales and marketing to retention. You will leave the Congress full of ideas you can immediately implement in your club.

3. Gain a Competitive Edge

The European Congress is a perfect opportunity to get up to speed on today’s top fitness market trends and discover how they apply to your club or company. Check out the forward-looking sessions in the full event schedule. 

4. Must-see Keynote Speakers

Speaking of trends, the health club industry continues to be reshaped by innovation and technology. IHRSA has lined up two exceptional keynote speakers to share their expertise on these exciting topics. David Robertson, professor and author of “Brick by Brick: How LEGO Reinvented its Innovation System and Conquered the Toy Industry,” will illustrate how companies can make true innovation happen (Sponsored by Technogym)

Marcos Eguillor, professor at Spain’s IE Business School and managing partner of BinaryKnowledge_, will discuss developing digital trends in the fitness market and how to use them to your club’s advantage (Sponsored by Keiser Corporation)

5. The Chance to Visit One of Europe’s Finest Cities

This year’s Congress will take place in the beautiful, modern Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento in Seville, Spain. The hotel is minutes from the city’s best restaurants, shops, and historic monuments. The hotel will be the location of all European Congress activities. IHRSA’s discounted room rates (Single €145 per night; Double €165 per night) will be available until Friday, 30 September 2016. 

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event, 17-20 October 2016. Register for the European Congress today.

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