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Fitness Australia-led joint venture acquires FILEX convention
In an historic move for the fitness industry, a Fitness Australia-led joint venture has acquired Australia’s premier fitness education event - FILEX - from the Australian Fitness Network.
Explaining the move, which sees Australia’s peak fitness industry association take control of the industry’s major convention, Fitness Australia Chief Executive Bill Moore (pictured below) commented “having Fitness Australia lead the FILEX Convention as of 2018 represents a major milestone for the Association and our members, and clearly describes our future direction.
“Our 2020 Strategic Plan calls for a heavy focus on meaningful engagement, proactive leadership and service excellence - the annual FILEX event encapsulates all three of these elements.”
“The annual three-day education convention is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, bringing together over 2,000 fitness industry personnel to explore the latest concepts, get practical inspiration and network with like-minded people.
“FILEX has played a significant role in educating, inspiring and growing the Australian fitness industry since 1988. This is a huge win for our AusREPs and our business members, who’ll also receive the added benefit of a discounted ticket rate.”
“With our members’ best interest at heart, we can’t wait to continue leading and supporting this dynamic industry of ours by delivering this key annual event and taking it to the next level.”
“Being passed the baton to continue the work of Nigel Champion and Greg Hurst in building Australia’s leading fitness convention is an honour and a responsibility that isn’t lost on us.”
Network Executive Director Nigel Champion added “over the past 30 years it has been our privilege to establish one of the premier fitness events in the world.
“I have no doubt that Fitness Australia will continue the FILEX legacy by delivering a convention that will inspire and educate fitness instructors, personal trainers and business operators in our dynamic industry.”
“The flow on effect from the high quality of continuing education will make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people of all ages around the country."
The purchase is being undertaken by FILEX Holdings, a joint venture made up of Fitness Australia and four other parties who have invested equally to give the peak national body equity in the premier Australian fitness education event. This will keep the FILEX Convention owned and run by key stakeholders in the Australian fitness industry.
FILEX 2018 is being held from 20th to 22nd April at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
For more information on FILEX click here for details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
18th October 2017 - FITNESS SHOW PROVIDES A SNAPSHOT OF THE EXERCISE HABITS OF AUSTRALIANS
27th September 2017 - FITNESS SHOW ANNOUNCES CONTENT INTEGRATION AGREEMENT WITH FILEX
12th September 2017 - GREG HURST RETURNS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE ROLE AT THE FITNESS NETWORK
11th May 2017 - THE FITNESS SHOW TAKES NEW SHAPE IN SYDNEY
30th April 2017 - AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK MARKS 30 YEARS
5th March 2017 - FOUR DAYS OF BUSINESS EXPERTISE TO BE SHARED AT FILEX
24th December 2016 - FILEX PREPARES FOR SYDNEY RETURN IN 2017
16th April 2015 - FILEX INSPIRES FITNESS INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE
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