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AB Show 2017 - Athletic Business Show (Formerly Athletic Business Conference & Expo)
We are excited to announce a new name - the Athletic Business Show - or AB Show for short. With this new name comes a new logo and a lot of exciting changes.
The Athletic Business Show has been the premier educational event and trade show for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals for 34 years. Whether you're an experienced administrator, or new to the profession, you'll benefit from attending the AB Show.
Joining us for three invigorating days will help make your organization - and your career - stronger than ever.
Who attends the show?
Whether you're an experienced athletic, recreation or fitness administrator or new to the profession, you'll find information that will advance your career at the Athletic Business Show. Attendees come from a wide range of organizations and educational institutions, including colleges and universities, parks and recreation departments and districts, military bases and installations, private sports and recreation centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, JCCs, clubs, corporate fitness centers, high schools, hospital wellness centers, pro teams, resorts, country clubs, police/fire departments, community associations and church recreation centers.
Apply what you know to buying smart. The success of your facility depends on the programs you offer, the equipment you use, and the products and services you choose. The Athletic Business Show features the industry's leading expo, a one-stop resource that lets you try and compare the full range of innovative components to build, equip, renovate or operate your facility and programs.
The AB Show Features...
More than 300 manufacturers, suppliers, architects and consultants from the sports, recreation, fitness, active-aging and medical fitness industries.
Face-to-face opportunities with product experts.
The full range of products and resources: fitness, recreation and sports equipment; surfaces; pool components; architectural services; lighting; lockers; software; scoreboards, seating; and more!
Your full-conference registration includes admission to the expo.
The AB Show is the premier marketplace for the athletic, fitness, recreation, medical fitness and active-aging industries. The event is the ideal environment for connecting with facility owners, managers and program directors from North America and abroad.
Who Exhibits at ABC?
Virtually every component of any sports, fitness, recreation, wellness or active-aging facility can be found at ABC including fitness, recreation and sports equipment; surfaces; pool components; architectural services; lighting; lockers; gym components; software, scoreboards; seating; and more!
About Athletic Business:
Born 35 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms, and hospital and corporate wellness centers. Readers turn to AB for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading advertisers. Year after year, AB ranks as the industry's "best read" magazine by Readex Research, and leads all competitors in total advertising pages, according to Patterson Advertising Reports.
Athletic Business Conference & Expo (AB Show)
National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress (NAYS Youth Sports Congress)
MFA Annual International Conference
Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the AB Show 2017 - Athletic Business Show (Formerly Athletic Business Conference & Expo)? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
Athletic Business Media Inc.
22 East Mifflin Street, Suite 910
Madison, WI 53703
(800) 722-8764 x102
Military Bases & Installations
Health & Fitness Clubs
Colleges and Universities
Park & Recreation Departments/Districts
Private Sports/Recreation Centers
Hospital Rehab/Wellness Centers
Retirement Facilities/Aging Agencies
YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs
High Schools and Private Schools
Past Attendee Statistics:
84% of 2014 attendees are involved in their organization's purchasing decisions.
77% of 2014 Expo attendees came to ABC to buy or research new products or services, 71% to network with vendors, 46% to test fitness equipment and 23% to get information on building or renovating a facility.
86% of 2014 attendees rated the Athletic Business Conference & Expo "excellent" or "very good."
Athletic Business Media Inc.
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