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Event Overview:

The Athletic Business Conference & Expo is a premier educational event and trade show for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. Whether you're an experienced administrator, or new to the profession, you'll benefit from the educational and networking opportunities available at ABC.

At ABC, you'll meet the industry experts and manufacturers who have successful track records and road maps for a bright future. Joining them for three invigorating days will help make your organization - and your career - stronger than ever.

The Athletic Business Conference & Expo is proud to partner with these organizations, which are holding their annual conferences in conjunction with ABC. ABC registrants can attend any ICAA, Medical Fitness Association or NAYS seminar.

ICAA Conference 2015
ICAA's conference focuses on educating professionals in the fitness, recreation, retirement, assisted living, rehabilitation, medical and wellness fields who wish to achieve greater success with the older adult market.

Medical Fitness Association Conference
The Medical Fitness Association conference focuses exclusively on medically integrated health and fitness, and will provide the latest information on building, operating, marketing, programming and staffing your medical fitness facility.

NAYS Youth Sports Congress
NAYS will offer two distinct tracks: the Youth Sports track and the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, which is a special closed track for attendees to earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential.

Trade Show

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 Conference & Expo features the industry's leading trade show, 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.

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.
Five shows on one trade show floor - ABC, iClubs, ICAA, MFA and NAYS.
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 trade show.

If you're not attending the full seminar program, you can register for free trade show-only registration, which gives you access to the industry's leading trade show, keynote sessions and early-morning workout.

Exhibitor Information:

The Athletic Business Conference & Expo 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.

About ICAA - International Council on Active Aging:

Although we are neither a policymaker nor a lobby group, ICAA has been the prime architect of the Active Aging industry, a network spanning 9,200 organizations managing 40,000 locations in 37 countries that cater to the health and well-being of older adults. Through us, organizations that used to work alone now connect with each other in the common purpose of furthering the Active Aging movement: retirement communities with fitness clubs; government agencies with for-profit organizations; wellness professionals with university scholars.

We are committed to making positive changes in the way that older adults everywhere live and are included in society.

About The Medical Fitness Association:

The Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1991 to assist medically integrated health and fitness centers achieve their full potential. The Association is a professional membership organization whose mission is to ascertain and respond to the needs of medically integrated centers throughout the world. As a resource to the medical fitness industry, Medical Fitness Association is 100% focused on medical fitness, and is the first association to have focused on hospital fitness and wellness. Medical fitness is our #1 mission - and our ONLY mission.

About NAYS:

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports and activities for children. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Today, NAYS offers programs and services for everyone involved in youth sports experiences, including professional administrators, volunteer administrators, volunteer coaches, officials, parents and young athletes. The goal of NAYS is to make sports and activities safe and positive by providing programs and services that add value to youth sports.

Co-Located with:

ICAA Conference
Medical Fitness Association Conference
National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the ABC 2015 - Athletic Business Conference & Expo.

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Website: http://www.athleticbusinessconference.com/...
Conference/Event Dates: 11/19/2015 - 11/21/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 11/19/2015 - 11/20/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thurs, noon-4:30pm; Fri, 12:30-4:30pm
First Move-In Date: 11/18/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Sports Marketing & Business
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Physical Medicine / Physiatry, Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech Therapy, Professional Healthcare, Seniors, Sports Marketing & Business, Sports Medicine
Estimated Attendance: 3,000
Cost to Attend: http://www.athleticbusinessconference.com/abc-info/registration-inform...
Audience: Facility Owners, Managers, Program Directors, and Other Industry Professionals From:
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
Architectural Firms
Notes: 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."
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Venue Phone: (504) 582-3000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:http://www.athleticbusinessconference.com/hotel-travel/hotel-info...
Number of Exhibitors:300+ (2014) (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:60,000 (2014)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Athletic Business Media Inc.
Show Manager:Athletic Business Media Inc.
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Drive attendees to your booth and increase visibility with a sponsorship opportunity at ABC/2015. Each program includes:

Coverage in all event-related printed material including conference sections of Athletic Business magazine

Signage at the event (where applicable)

Right-of-first-refusal for next year's show

Additional benefits unique to each program

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Regular $2,450   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Premium $2,600   Water: n/a
Corner Additional $200 per corner   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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