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Leisure-net launches active-net Australasia

Leisure-net launches active-net Australasia
December 9, 2015

Australasia's fitness, recreation and wellness sector is set to benefit from a new, tried and tested networking event with the launch of active-net in Melbourne on 27th and 28th July next year.

Managed by leading UK industry insight specialist, Leisure-net Solutions, the event will bring together operators and suppliersfor high-level business-skills workshops and business-focused networking at the Novotel St Kilda.

active-net has already enjoyed two successful years in the UK and now Fitness Australia is putting its weight behind the first event for the Australian and New Zealand markets as the official partner.

Other supporters include unisport, Exercise New Zealand, the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA), theNew Zealand Recreation Association and Aquatics and Recreation Victoria.

Welcoming the arrival of active-net, Fitness Australia Chief Executive Lauretta Stace states "we want the fitness industry to make better connections for a stronger, well-connected and effective industry.

"That’s why we’re bringing this one-to-one networking series to Australia.”

Similar to the UK event, active-net Australasia will comprise of 16 one-to-one business meetings between suppliers and operators, as well as a networking lunch and dinner and an educational thread with a keynote speaker and workshops, including an industry leaders’ question and answer panel.

Leading fitness business consultant Justin Tamsett, Managing Director of Active Management, will be chairing one of the panels, and also welcomes the event.

Tamsett explains “finally Australia is catching up to the rest of the world!

“active-net is wonderful opportunity to speak directly with suppliers and ask the questions you want answered and will allow networking between niche's within the fitness industry.

“Of course, the educational value will strengthen attendees businesses too, and I am excited to be part of the inaugural event.”

Mike Hill, active-net organiser and Director of Leisure-net Solutions adds “we are very proud to be working with Fitness Australia, unisport and Aquatics and Recreation Victoria and our other partners to host this event.

“We have had a great initial reaction from Australian operators and suppliers, but also companies from the UK who have attended our UK event and are exploring cost effective ways to expand into the Australian and New Zealand markets.”

Places are available for 50 suppliers and 50 operators at active-net Australasia, with the event being free for senior managers/directors to attend, thanks to the generous support of leading suppliers in the sector.

MYZONE is one supplier already confirmed for the event, with MYZONE Asia Pacific Director Michael Jordan commenting “after hearing great feedback from the MYZONE team in the UK, we were very excited to learn that active-net and the ‘buyer meets supplier’ speed meeting concept was heading to Australia and we quickly jumped on board.

“For a supplier, having two days of focused, uninterrupted, quality discussions with the leading operators in Australia and New Zealand is a superb and unique opportunity.”

Australasian Leisure Management is the event's media partner.

To find out more and/or to express interest in attending contact Kirsty Reed of Leisure-net Solutions on Email: or visit

Article amended 10.30am 10th December 2015.


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