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Club Industry 2017 is on The Horizon!

A Focus On This Year's Networking Events

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It's that time of year again; the 2017 Club Industry Show is on the horizon and will take place in Chicago, October 4 - 6 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. We want to take a moment to inform you about this year's networking events. Every year, the value of connecting with industry colleagues cannot be understated, and at Club Industry, there are always a plethora of opportunities to do so. This year, be sure not to miss:

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 4
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Start your show experience with good food and drinks, good people and great conversations! Attend the Welcome Reception to find old friends, new faces, current colleagues and industry veterans.

Sponsored By: The Abs Company

NEW - Club Community Breakfast
Thursday, October 5
8:00 - 9:00 AM

Come and get your fuel for the day and connect with your peers as well as clients at the Club Community Breakfast. This is a free breakfast open to all attendees and exhibitors of the show in the keynote room prior to Nick Sarillo's presentation! It is a perfect way to kick off a full day!

Sponsored By: ABC Financial

Show Floor Happy Hour
Thursday, October 5
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Join us on the tradeshow floor for an afternoon "happy hour" where you can mix, mingle and network.

Sponsored By: Sports & Fitness Insurance and Rogers Athletic

Club Insider's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Club Industry Booth #508

And, During Club Industry's

Networking Nightcap
Thursday, October 5
8:30 - 10:00 PM

Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap while you relax and network with your peers.

And, of course, don't forget this year's keynotes and other educational opportunities:

Michelle PolerMichelle Poler

Michelle Poler
What Are We So Afraid Of?

Wednesday, October 4th
4:00 - 5:00PM
Hilton International Ballroom

Note: Prior to the Wednesday Keynote Presentation, this year's PFP Winner will be announced. So, be sure to arrive early.

Nick SarilloNick Sarillo

Nick Sarillo
Building a Culture of Trust, One Slice at a Time

Thursday, October 5th
9:00 - 10:00AM
Hilton International Ballroom

Note: Prior to the Thursday Keynote Presentation, Club Insider Publisher, Norm Cates, will be awarded with Club Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award. So, be sure to arrive early to see this special presentation.

In addition to the keynote presentations, this year's educational tracks include:

  • Active and Personal Training;
  • Business Basics;
  • Leadership Mastery;
  • Marketing;
  • Programming;
  • Retention;
  • Sales;
  • Fitness Studios;
  • Wellness;
  • Technology and Trends.

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Save The Date! The 2017 Club Industry Show will take place in Chicago, October 4 - 6, and we hope to see you there. As a reminder, Club Insider will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary at the show! If you have not already registered, now is the time to do so. Go to, click Register, and use the Promo Code: INSIDER25 for a 25% discount! See you in the Windy City!


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