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Entries in Convention (6)


IHRSA seeking opinions on Convention & Trade Show

Here at IHRSA we are always striving to make our International Convention & Trade Show better year after year. One way we do this is to ask for feedback – from attendees, trade show exhibitors and even those who didn’t make it (asking why they weren’t able to make it). 

Even though all of those who made it to Las Vegas a couple weeks ago are still catching our breath from the amazing event, we are already collecting opinions and suggestions.

Read on to see what we are looking for and possible prizes for participants.

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Optimism abound during Jacobs general session

Those who don’t know the story of Bert Jacobs and his company, Life if good, might not see how it relates to the fitness industry. 

After his general session talk on Tuesday at the IHRSA 32nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, sponsored by SPRI, the connection is almost a no-brainer.

“Your organization is not about innovations of products,” said Jacobs, who insisted he is not anti-technology. “What it is about is bettering someone’s life. Both my business and yours is about that.” 

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Trade show profile: Matrix

With more than 200 new or updated products, it probably is an understatement that Matrix Fitness is excited for the 32nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

It shipped 110 pieces of equipment and more than 42,000 pounds, so not everything new will be on display. But you weill certainly get the gist of what Matrix offers.

Stop by on either Wednesday or Thursday, at either of its two booths, and maybe you will see Johnny G - founder of Kranking and Spinning.

Read on for more on Matrix.

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New IHRSA App just in time for convention

If you have been to any of the IHRSA International Convention and Trade Shows then you know there is a lot going on. At times, even with the most experienced convention attendee there can be the stress of not getting to an event in time or missing an event you were unaware of.

Just in time for the March extravaganza, IHRSA has unveiled the IHRSA App. While it will be helpful year-round, there are many extras that will certainly make IHRSA 2013 easier to navigate and enjoy.

With all of the schedules, bios on speakers, ability to personalize your agenda, search trade show exhibitors, map from one booth to another, and more, having the app on your Smartphone, tablet or laptop will make your experience seamless.

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2013 Convention & Trade Show general session speakers announced

The four general session speakers for the IHRSA 2013 32nd Annual Convention & Trade Show have diverse backgrounds and current positions, but one thing they have in common is the ability to institute change. Each will surely captivate and entertain the audience in Las Vegas with poignant examples and ways to help IHRSA members build their businesses.

The foursome will be able to show you how to your market your company, what outside factors need to considered, how to build relationships to benefit your company, and be innovative in your approach in order to benefit your business. 

For more information on the convention and the speakers, go to the convention page.