This year, we had also the amazing opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the organizers of IHRSA's International Convention & Trade Show. Meredith Poppler, IHRSA’s VP of Communication & Leadership Engagement is our interviewee.

  1. Does the fair present a BtoB Networking Platform. If yes, could you explain about it?

Yes, the 37th IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, CA, will bring together health and fitness club operators, their employees, and industry suppliers to discuss the latest fitness trends and programming ideas; and to see and experience the newest fitness equipment and services. The event is not for consumers.


  1. What are the latest trends in the Health and Fitness Industry? Will these trends be exhibit also in the fair?

Yes. Please see the attached 2018 IHRSA Health Club Media Report for more information on the latest industry trends.


  1. What are the advantages of exhibiting at IHRSA's International Convention & Trade Show?

Over 400 companies will be exhibiting their exercise equipment, club resources, and programming ideas and will have the opportunity to get their services and products in front of over 10,000 buyers.


  1. Can you give us some tips to take the best out of visiting this event?

The trade show encompasses two days—March 22 and 23—with an additional early morning workout session on the show floor on Friday morning, March 23. This gives buyers plenty of opportunities to experience the entire show.


  1. Why has IHRSA set the pace for the global health and fitness industry?

As the trade association representing the global health and fitness industry, IHRSA provides its members and customers with the necessary education, resources, and guidance to ensure they are able to deliver the best programs and services to bring health, wellness, and fitness to their customers and communities.


  1. How to apply to exhibit or attend?

Please visit the IHRSA 2018 website for more information on how to register as an exhibitor or attendee.


  1. Lastly, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?

Convening for IHRSA 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, were nearly 12,000 industry professionals (health club operators, suppliers, and fitness industry professionals) including over 7,400 convention & trade show attendees.

The exhibit hall, with 376 exhibitors was alive with activity during the two-day trade show and early morning workouts. When attendees were not busy exploring the trade show floor, they had the opportunity to choose from more than 150 educational sessions, networking opportunities, exercise classes, workshops, and small-group tutorials to attend.