The 2018 IHRSA European Congress in Photos & Video
Couldn’t join us in Lisbon this week? Check out the highlights to see what you missed.
The 18th Annual IHRSA European Congress brought together more than 600 leaders from over 36 countries to share insights on the global fitness industry. After 10 years, the anticipated four-day event returned to Lisbon, Portugal, and went beyond the fitness industry to invite outside perspectives from experts in various sectors.
If you missed this year’s event, we’ve gathered some snapshots to keep you in the know.
The 2018 Edition of IHRSA Congress Heads to Portugal
Lisbon, the coastal capital city of Portugal, was the site of the European Congress for the second time for a reason: The weather brought perfect temperatures and beautiful views.
Walking Tour Visits Local Clubs
Attendees kicked off the week with a walking tour that stopped by Holmes Place and Ginásio Clube Português.
Lasting Bonds on a Global Level
Between educational sessions, there were plenty of opportunities to connect with old friends and create lasting friendships with new.
A Reminder of the UFIT Benefits
Jon Nasta, Catherine Carty, Gerard Masdeu Yelamos, and Kilian Fisher discussed the importance of inclusive fitness at all health clubs—and the benefits inclusivity can bring.
Lucy Adams on Leading in a Disrupted World
Lucy Adams, CEO of Disruptive HR and former HR director of the BBC, discussed how to lead your team and business differently while staying resilient during her Technogym-sponsored keynote address. “As leaders, it’s our responsibility to make sure that the individual needs of our employees are met,” she told the crowd.
Translations Left No One Out
All keynotes and education sessions were simultaneously interpreted into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
European Club Leadership Award Presentation
IHRSA presented the 2018 European Club Leadership Award to Henrik Gockel, founder and managing director of PRIME TIME fitness in Germany.
Chris Roebuck Talks Change Management
Chris Roebuck, British economist and Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at the Cass Business School in the U.K., gave tips on how to seize opportunities during disruption in his Technogym-sponsored keynote. "Leadership is quite simple: One, build a firm foundation; two, get the best from everyone so that they care; three, focus on what delivers success," Roebuck said to the audience.
Equipment and Services On Display
Suppliers had a chance to show-off their goods during the event and meet one-on-one with attendees.
Variety of Learning Opportunities
Audiences were treated to a variety of panelists, speakers, and educational sessions.
Pedro Vieira’s Quest for Excellence
Pedro Vieira, Master Trainer at LIFE Training, shared three secrets to achieving personal and team excellence during his Wednesday keynote presentation, sponsored by Keiser Corporation. "Reach faster results in your business by setting a powerful intention for your team," Vieira told the audience.