Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

2017 shaping up to be a big year for the Fitness & Health Expo

2017 shaping up to be a big year for the Fitness & Health Expo
November 17, 2016

Wrapping up the final event for 2016 in Brisbane, the Fitness & Health Expo has maintained its position as Australia’s leading fitness and health event for yet another year, having experienced a year of strong attendance at its events in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Director of the Fitness & Health Expo Shaun Krenz said the success of the expo nationally this year was ultimately due to its content.

Krenz explained “our visitors come to the show because they want a fun day out, they want to be educated and inspired and we felt we did this via our partnerships with key associations or tribal organisations throughout the industry.

“In addition to this, our offering of content enables us to engage all different types of fitness enthusiasts and showcases the latest in wearable tech, body weight training, high intensity interval training, strength training, group training, weight loss and apparel.

“Our line-up of international athletes and celebrities was stronger than it has been in years and this engaged the masses from local gyms who rushed to get their photo and learn the tricks of the trade from the best in the business.”

Looking ahead, Krenz said the team was most excited in 2017 to be returning to the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, now the Asia Pacific’s premier convention, exhibition and events precinct.

He explained “for Sydney, we have been met with a high level of support and an enormous amount of growth from an exhibitor perspective and, in turn, we expect the same from an extremely engaged market of fitness professionals and enthusiasts.

“The Sydney market has been waiting for three years now for the event to return to Darling Harbour and, together with FILEX, our co-locating conference partner, we have no doubt that this event will be the most exciting live fitness exhibition and convention ever staged in this country.”

Next year, the portfolio of shows will present a segmented offering with the strength, active and commercial markets all positioned as ‘mini-shows’ within the Expo.

A re-brand and a series of more targeted digital platforms will accompany this move allowing for a more personalised and direct offering. The shows will have all the elements that visitors have come to enjoy with even more celebrities, additional offerings for health and wellbeing, more involvement from the technology, apparel and supplement segments along with a far more diverse range of show specials.

Krenz added “networking that supports the portfolio will be everywhere in 2017 so if you work in the industry keep an eye out.

“The shows will become even more interactive and there will be more opportunities to test your abilities and compete on the day.

“Excitingly for exhibitors, there will be even more association partnerships, particularly in the vertical segments, to ensure we continue to attract a diverse range of high-spending buyers to the events.”

In 2017, the confirmed dates for the Fitness & Health Expos across Australia are:

Sydney: 28th to 30th April, ICC Sydney Darling Harbour
Brisbane: 16th and 17th September, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne: 13th to 15th October, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 

The portfolio will skip its visit to Perth next year, as it focusses all its energies from a commercial perspective into a massive return to the new ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour and the re-positioning of its Melbourne offering.

Krenz concluded “at this stage, we are unsure about the future of our Perth offering. Having been in the market every year since its launch in 2013, we still haven’t seen the growth that we and our customers would like. 

“Certainly, the Eastern-based fitness exhibitors still find it difficult to participate in Perth and the local market is more motivated, at this stage, by the opportunity to target buyers via our national, Sydney event.

“In Melbourne, we see a real benefit in re-positioning the timing to October. From a consumer perspective, it’s coming into Summer so our visitors are starting to think about their summer bodies and getting fit. 

“The competitive landscape both domestically and internationally is also not as cluttered. This show will feature a strength, active and commercial offering with some exciting announcements for the strength and commercial segments, in particular, to be released soon. Our Brisbane show will cater predominantly to just the strength and active segments.”

Click here for more information on the Australian Fitness & Health Expo in Sydney in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Images show Exhibition Halls at the ICC Sydney and Shaun Krenz.

22nd October 2016 - ICC SYDNEY SHOWCASES INNOVATION AND ENTERTAINMENT 

16th May 2016 - MELBOURNE FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO IN GOOD SHAPE

29th April 2016 - TECHNOGYM’S MASSIVE PRESENCE AT 2016 FILEX AND FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO

29th April 2016 - FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO, AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST LEISURE INDUSTRY EVENT, OPENS IN MELBOURNE

9th March 2016 - FITNESS AND HEALTH EXPO TO PRESENT THE FUTURE OF FITNESS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business