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FILEX’s face-to-face events return with Sydney Summits

FILEX’s face-to-face events return with Sydney Summits
March 31, 2021

FILEX has today announced that it will return to staging face-to-face events with confirmation that it will stage the FILEX Business Summit on 17th and 18th June and the FILEX Trainer Summit on 13th and 14th August, with both events at the Hilton, Sydney.

After significant industry consultation, plus the news that Reed Exhibitions would no longer be running the Fitness Shows, the organisers of FILEX have revealed new formats, with a tighter, more focused schedule, at a new venue.

They advise “gone is the traditional, old-school FILEX Convention and in its place will be fresher and more tailored learning summits”.

Also staging the FILEX Virtual Summit and, the invitation-only, FILEX Leadership Summit this year, they go on to explain “FILEX aims to build on its incredible reputation and strong brand to uncover new opportunities in the live events space including unique partnership opportunities as well as high-level, proactive networking.

“Whilst FILEX has increased the scope of its online and digital operations during the pandemic, live events, where the community can physically come together, remains the preferred method for a fitness industry that thrives on real, face-to-face, human interaction.”

FILEX Business Summit
17th and 18th June 2021

Being held at the Hilton, Sydney the event will combines ‘world-class’ business content with unrivalled networking opportunities.

Previously a single day event, this has evolved into a truly must-attend two-day congress, including intimate roundtable discussions, plenary sessions packed with actionable tips and advice, and a new-look expo, full of products and services, handpicked to accelerate business growth.

A centrepiece to this new look event will be the Fitness Australia Awards, a night where the whole industry comes together to celebrate its best and brightest.

FILEX Trainer Summit
13th and 14th August 2021

Also at the Hilton, Sydney, the Trainer Summit will be the industry’s most dynamic learning event, where the theoretical meets the practical to offer trainers content they simply cannot get anywhere else.

The event will be headlined by a world-class keynote speaker and the high-quality expo will be fully integrated with the education to ensure two days of seamless learning, networking and inspiration.

With the global pandemic having hit the fitness industry harder than most, Anthony Reed, the recently appointed FILEX General Manager highlights that the event organisers have been resilient and optimistic throughout, stating “it’s been a long, hard road.

“So we couldn’t be more excited to announce these live in-person events. This signals a new beginning for Australian events and an exciting new era for Asia Pacific fitness education.

“The move to digital formats made sense given the restrictions and we will maintain a strong online presence going forward. But, make no mistake, fitness professionals have been extremely vocal in their preference for events where people can physically come together to learn, network and celebrate this amazing, vibrant industry.”

Reed believes that pent up demand will see the industry bounce back stronger, adding “I’m having many conversations with industry leaders and almost unanimously they tell me that they and their teams cannot wait to return to the dynamism and atmosphere of a live FILEX event. The audience is ready to go, I can tell you.”

For more than 30 years, FILEX has been at the epicentre of the Australian fitness industry and during that time the brand has evolved into a year-round provider of professional development education events, both face-to-face and virtual.

FILEX is backed by Fitness Australia.

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