IHRSA Industry Partner Town Hall to Convene on May 6

    Busy 2021 shows progress on many fronts and brings Dallas into the spotlight.

    IHRSA interim President & CEO Brent Darden and the IHRSA Industry Partner Advisory Council invite all IHRSA Industry Partners to join them in a conversation about the current state of IHRSA and the industry on Thursday, May 6, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT.

    Shortly after being named interim President & CEO in September 2020, Darden hosted the first such Town Hall gathering among Industry Partners. Darden was widely praised for the open and frank dialogue about the state of IHRSA and the industry at large. Two of the outcomes from that meeting were the renaming of IHRSA associate members to “Industry Partners” and the creation of the Industry Partner Advisory Council to assist and advise IHRSA leadership.

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    The Industry Partner Advisory Council is a representative body of IHRSA’s Industry Partners who manufacture or supply products or services to the fitness industry. The advisory council has met monthly since its inception in January of this year.

    On May 6, Darden and IHRSA Board member Chris Stevenson, founder of Be Military Fit Los Angeles, along with Industry Partner Advisory Council members Daron Allen, president and CEO, VFPnext, and Emmett Williams, CEO (Asia-Pacific) and partner of Myzone, will provide updates on various IHRSA and Industry Partner initiatives. Among the topics to be covered include:

    • The IHRSA 40th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) move from Los Angeles, California to Dallas, Texas on October 13-15;
    • Update on the GYMS Act (legislation to aid the U.S. industry);
    • Update on IHRSA’s CEO search;
    • Announcement of 2022 & 2023 IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show dates and locations;
    • Open Q&A

    All Industry Partners are encouraged to review the IHRSA 2021 Exhibitor Prospectus and join the May 6 Town Hall. Register today. Space is limited and available on a first-come basis.

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    Jay Ablondi @JayAblondi

    Jay Ablondi is the Executive Vice President of Global Products for IHRSA. He oversees the print and digital publishing, research, events, and information technology departments. He is the publisher of Club Business International, IHRSA’s flagship monthly magazine. Over his career, Jay has presented at industry events worldwide. Jay is the co-author of Active from A to Z and Active Cat Around the World, two IHRSA children’s books that promote early educational learning and physical activity. Jay has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Hampshire where he served as Student Body President.