The 2018 annual Executive Leadership Forum (ELF), organised by EuropeActive, will be held from 24th to 26th of June 2018. The Forum is dedicated to EuropeActive’s 10th anniversary, and therefore held at a special location: The James Hotel in New York, USA. The event will unite CEO’s and top manager of Health and Fitness Clubs.

The objective of this “invitation only” event is to bring together leading sector actors from all across Europe to explore new challenges and opportunities, to network and develop valuable insights on thriving in such a dynamic sector as fitness and active leisure. Under the guidance of influential speakers, the participants share business visions and best practices, together with some interactive physical activities.

This year’s event will feature a club tour showcasing the newest concepts and innovations that New York has to offer.

Program starts with a networking dinner and high level keynotes on Sunday afternoon, 24th of June 2018. Monday 25 June will be the club tour visiting some state-of-the-art clubs in NYC. Tuesday, 26th of June, will be the Forum with more high level keynotes and discussions combined with great networking.

The draft programme of events can be found here.

 Monday evening will be a rooftop dinner

There will a rooftop dinner on Monday  evening

Confirmed speakers

  • Jaime Irick, President Life fitness - Views on our sector coming in from the outside
  • Emma Barry, Former Programme Director SoulCycle/Equinox – Boutique and innovation
  • Steve Tharrett, Co-Founder, ClubIntel - Management and Culture
  • John canarick, MD North Castle Partner - Private equity views of the health & fitness market
  • Lynne & Victor Brick, Owners Planet Fitness Growth Partners - The success of Planet Fitness in the US
  • David Patchell Evans, founder and CEO Goodlife - Becoming the largest fitness entrepreneur in Canada

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Programme includes networking dinners, keynotes, discussions and a Club Tour

The Executive Leadership Forum will be held on 24th to 26th of June 2018 at the James NoMad hotel in New York, USA. This event is restricted to CEO’s and managers of Health & Fitness Clubs. More information can be found here.

Register now to ensure your place at the next Executive Leadership Forum and strengthen your position in the fitness and active leisure industry!

To book your reservation for the hotel online, click here.

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May 9, 2018 By admin