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Attendees: European Congress a great success

2013 IHRSA European Club Leadership Award winner Nick Coutts, left, and IHRSA Board Member Brent Darden.With record numbers, delegates from almost 40 countries, and countless informative sessions, the 13th Annual IHRSA European Congress was a smashing success.

Held Oct. 17-20 in Madrid, Spain, the Congress drew rave reviews from both new and veteran attendees.

“The Congress itself, the networking opportunities, and the club tours were invaluable, and will, without a doubt, have a significant impact on shaping the future of Fitness First UK,” said Martin Seibold, managing director of Fitness First. 

Added Petro Hameleers, owner of Anytime Fitness Benelux, Netherlands: “The presentations were incredibly valuable at the strategic, tactical, and operational level. Given this experience, I intend to visit the Congress again next year.”

For more on the Congress and other testimonials, visit the IHRSA Media Center.

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