Keynote Speakers, Agenda Announced for IHRSA 2017 Convention & Trade Show

October 20, 2016 - Boston, MA, USA: IHRSA 2017, the association’s 36th Annual International Convention & Trade Show will take place March 8-11, 2017, at the L.A. Live Complex in Los Angeles, Californiaa favorite destination for IHRSA members.

At this year’s event, convention attendees can look forward the 2-day IHRSA trade show, and 4-days of outstanding keynote presentations, multiple receptions and networking events, and more than 150 educational sessions, workshops and tutorials presented by industry experts and leading business professionals. And, the IHRSA 2017 Convention will once again include special events like the IHRSA Financial Panel; the Women’s Leadership Summit (sponsored by American Council on Exercise [ACE]); the 12th annual Bash for Augie’s Quest, and the Industry Leadership Council Summit (sponsored by ABC Financial).

IHRSA 2017 Keynotes

The inspiring thought-leaders and experts in technology, business, and innovation who address convention attendees have, for many, become a highlight of each annual IHRSA Convention. The four IHRSA 2017 Keynote Presenters are:

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 | 10:30am-12:00pm; Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections in the Digital Age; Seth Mattison, Founder & Chief Movement Officer, FutureSight Labs; Sponsored by MYZONE

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 9 | 8:30am-9:45am; Forget BIG Data – Small Data Defines the Future; Martin Lindstrom, Author, Change Agent and Brand Futurist, DENMARK; Sponsored by Technogym

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 10 | 8:30am-9:45am; Viral Business: Inspiring Customer Loyalty; Johnny Earle, Branding Expert, and Founder, Johnny Cupcakes; Sponsored by Matrix Fitness

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 11  | 11:30am-12:30pm; Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections in the Digital Age; Soraya Darabi; Co-Founder, Zady


IHRSA 2017 is made possible by the following sponsors. Confirmed sponsors as of October 19 include: ABC Financial, American Council on Exercise (ACE), Anytime Fitness LLC, ASF Payment Solutions, Augies Quest, Balanced Body, ChinaFit, CSI a division of Daxko, eGym GmbH, Fitness Brasil, Fitness Business Canada, Fitness Industry Council of Canada, Healthy Learning, Intel Corporation, Intenza Fitness North America, InTouch Follow-Up, Iron Grip Barbell Company, Jonas Fitness, Inc., JumpSport Fitness Inc., Listen360, Management Around Sports, Master Lock Company LLC, Matrix Fitness, Mercado Fitness, Merrithew, MINDBODY, MostFit, MYE Inc., MYZONE, Netpulse, NuStep Inc., Ojmar, Parisi Speed School, Polar, Power Systems Inc., Precor Incorporated, RealRyder, SportsArt, Technogym SpA, Total Gym, TRUE Fitness, TRX, Twin Oaks Software, VFP and Zumba Fitness.

Additional Information

Additional information about IHRSA 2017, including the agenda, travel information, and how to register, exhibit, or sponsor can be found at, or by calling IHRSA at 800.228-4772 or +1.617.951.0055.

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The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA's events provide a vast array of speakers on business and corporate culture, instructional sessions on all aspects of succeeding in the health club industry, social events to mix and mingle with peers, and the most spectacular trade shows in the industry. IHRSA's mission is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful.