Health & Fitness Business '06: SNEWS® to partner again on education, show registration opening soon

For the second year, SNEWS® is partnering with the Health & Fitness Business show, this year as its official media sponsor, and will work with show management in planning education, speakers and getting news to the industry.
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For the second year, SNEWS® is partnering with the Health & Fitness Business show, this year as its official media sponsor, and will work with show management in planning education, speakers and getting news to the industry.

Of course, never one to miss a chance for a good time, SNEWS® (in partnership with its publications GearTrends® and FitBiz) will also be putting its head down to make sure we can infuse a little fun onto the show floor in and around the SNEWS®/GearTrends® booth.

"SNEWS® is definitely stoked to once again be the media partner that helps make the show more fun and memorable for all involved," said Therese Iknoian, SNEWS® co-publisher. "We're going to build on last year's success with invigorating education and speakers, as well bring smiles and energy to the show floor as only we can."

For Health & Fitness Business show management, the partnership with SNEWS® and GearTrends® means an even better show and consultation with the insider voice of the industry.

"After last year's very successful Health & Fitness Business show, we must credit SNEWS®, now our official media partner, as one of the reasons we had such a well-attended expo and conference," said Lance Camisasca, HFB show director. "We also believe the high level of energy and passion for the business exhibited by the SNEWS® team also brought the show vibe up a notch or two. We are very much looking forward to working with them again and anticipate having another strong event with SNEWS® as our official 2006 media partner."

Show schedule
Registration for the show, Aug. 3-5, again in Denver, Colo., will be open by the end of March (go to www.healthandfitnessbiz.com for updates and more information). This year's event will again be structured like last year's:

>> On Thursday, Aug. 3, a keynote speaker will kick off the show from 8:30-10 a.m. The show will be announcing soon another speaker the likes of the 2005 keynote speaker, Harry Friedman. After a coffee break, SNEWS® will host yet another Fitness Forum from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Last year, we had a panel of top retailers and manufacturers address a variety of topics with the theme, "What have you done for me lately?" This year, we expect to hone that down and provide yet another scintillating and participatory session. Although there will be a lunch afterward, complimentary for morning conference attendees, the show will open an hour earlier – at 12 noon – while still closing at 6 p.m.

That evening will be the annual Industry Party. Oh boy, are there surprises coming here. Nope, not back at the brewery, but something different that will still offer food and good times. Stay tuned.

>> On Friday, Aug. 4, after a morning seminar, the show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with casual networking at the SNEWS®/GearTrends® booth located next to the cyber café at the end of the day. Yes, beer is likely to be involved.

>> On Saturday, Aug. 5, after another morning seminar, the show will open at 10 a.m., but close per tradition at 2 p.m., allowing retail attendees to nail down their last appointments and deals.

Exhibitor news
Accell Fitness North America is this year's title sponsor. Others moving forward or upsizing on the floor include Fitnex, Lifecore, Stamina and New Balance Fitness. Among returning exhibitors is Life Fitness, with a larger booth after a few years of a simply a tiny presence, and Octane Fitness, returning to the floor for the second year. Others already signed up include Spirit Fitness, Quantum and Danskin Fitness.

If you are interested in finding out more about exhibiting, show sales representatives and their territories can be found by clicking here.

Expect in the next few months to see more news about panel topics and other show floor events and up-to-the-minute exhibitor information. If you have any input about what you would like to see or have any comments or critique, fire those emails and calls our way so we can work with show management to make the Health & Fitness Business Expo the best ever.

Contact co-publishers Therese Iknoian or Michael Hodgson by phone at 530-268-8295 or send an email to snewsbox@snewsnet.com.

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