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Health Club Experts to Speak at Italy's ForumClub Gallery 

The Gallery edition of ForumClub-ForumPiscine, an event featuring high-profile speakers from the health and fitness industry, will take place during the 17th Annual Expo & International Congress for Fitness, Wellness and Aquatic Clubs, February 18-20 in Bologna, Italy.

Frank Furness, industry expert, will speak at the international level about hot topics for companies, such as leadership, sales and technology, and social media marketing. Alan Leach, manager of the four West Wood Clubs, will discuss tested strategies to get in touch with new potential customers and develop subscription sales. And Giuseppe Vercelli, top Italian expert in performance psychology and consultant for Juventus F.C., will discuss his experience implementing successful models in the fields of sport, management, and organization.

The 2016 speakers' panel also includes many other experts who will focus on the topic of profitable club management, including leadership, marketing (web, social, and low-cost), new business models, motivation, team building, tax regulations, and staff management.

With 6,800 visitors, 150 exhibitors from Italy and abroad, and 800 congressmen, ForumClub-ForumPiscine is the international event in Italy for the sectors of fitness, wellness, pools, and spas. Powered by Il Nuovo Club magazine and Piscine Oggi magazine—the trade magazines point of reference for the culture in the sector—ForumClub-ForumPiscine takes place in the Bologna Fair District.

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IHRSA, Italian federation join forces

Gianluca Scazzsoi, IHRSA Ambassador for Italy left, Massimo Cicognani, director of ANIF, right, and Hans Muench, director, IHRSA Europe.The Italian ANIF Fitness Federation and IHRSA have formed a partnership to help develop the fitness market.

The official "handshake" took place on July 19 at the ANIF Road Show in Padua, Italy.

For more on ANIF, click here.