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FIT Summit growth sees event expand in second year with new awards program
Following the success of its inaugural series of events last year, FIT Summit has entered 2020 with the expansion of its core Singapore event and the introduction of Fitness and Wellness Awards program for the Asia-Pacific region.
Being held from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th April at Singapore's Raffles City Convention Centre, the World Fitness and Wellness Summit and Exhibition (FIT Summit Singapore) will be Asia's major convention for the fitness, wellness and related health industry, presenting a platform for Asia's industry leaders to meet and promote greater connectivity, collaboration and investment across the sector.
Introducing the event, Ross Campbell, founder and Chief Executive of FIT Summit, explains "FIT Summit is the thought leadership and networking platform for Asia-Pacific’s fitness, wellness, corporate wellness and hospitality industries.
"Our network includes multinational gyms, franchisees, boutiques and start-ups, fitness apparel, equipment, nutrition and technology providers, hotels, spas, insurers, investment firms, consultancy groups, government bodies and corporate wellness."
The FIT Summit's umbrella will also include a Masterclass from Emma Barry on Tuesday 14th April; a roundtable on Empowering Women to Lead and Succeed, co-hosted with the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA), and led by Mel Tempest; and the Asia-Pacific Fitness and Wellness Awards.
Being held on the evening of Wednesday 15th April, the Awards of Excellence will recognise leading companies and executives from across the health, fitness, wellness and hospitality ecosystem in the Asia Pacific Region.
This year with 12 award categories, each award is given based on the companies’ achievements and successes during 2019, with winners to be announced in front of 400 guests at the Awards dinner and ceremony at the Raffles City Convention Centre.
The finalists have been chosen by 50 industry judges who picked the following as benchmarks of success with their 2019 performance:
App of the Year
Yoga Movement App
Deal of the Year
Evolution Wellness acquires FIRE Fitness
Vista acquires Mindbody
Viva Leisure's IPO on the ASX
IHG's Acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
New Entry of the Year
Sport Innovation of the Year
Development of Sport Singapore's 'GET Active! Singapore' sports festival
Launch of Global Esports Federation in Singapore
IRONMAN’s Enhancements of the Singapore Marathon
ONE Championship and Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) - Grassroots Development of Muay Thai
Technology Company of the Year
Franchise of the Year
Anytime Fitness Asia
Corporate Wellness Provider of the Year
Hotel/Resort of the Year
Como Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas
Fitness/Wellness Company of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Anabel Chew and Linda Tang, Co-Founders, WeBarre
Jack Thomas, Chief Executive, BASE
Peter Thew, Co-founder, Yoga Movement
Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive, Rosewood Hotel Group
Executive of the Year
Benjaporn Karoonkornsakul, founder and Chief Executive, The Absolute Group
Ingo Schweder, founder and Chief Executive, GOCO Hospitality
Sean Tan, Director, True Group
Simon Flint, Chief Executive, Evolution Wellness
The 12th category, the Lifetime Achievement Award is to be presented to Phillip Mills, founder and Executive Director of Les Mills for his over 40-year career and exceptional achievements to the industry.
To learn more about the 50 industry judges go to www.thefitsummit.com/events/awards/#judges. For more information on the awardsgo to www.thefitsummit.com/events/awards
Click here for details of the World Fitness and Wellness Summit, Exhibition and Awards in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
Images: Ross Campbell addresses the 2019 FIT Summit Singapore (top) and the Raffles City Convention Centre (below)
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