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Event Schedule — FISA WEST

Event & Education Schedule for FISA WEST 2019 

February 18-20, 2019 (Mon-Wed)
La Quinta Resort & Club,
(near Palm Springs, CA)

WiFi Codes: User is FISA and PW is “FISA2018″

 

Sunday, February 17

4:00pm Registration Open
5:15 – 6:45pm Executive Director’s Meet & Greet Reception

 


Monday, February 18

7:00am Registration Continues
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast Available
8:30am – 9:15am Presentation and Owner/Operator Discussion Groups

Since 2015 Abe Thomas (Piper Jaffray) has had a front row seat to emerging trends, winning concepts, and developing investments in the fitness industry. Many of the trends being tracked before ‘the great recession’ have since solidified and exploded over the last few years: Examples include:

  • Bifurcation of big-box gyms to the high or low end of the market, the rapid expansion of boutique studios, the rise of fitness franchisors
  • Deep consumer demand for quality fitness instruction (at-home and in-studio), and the growing investor interest in fitness evidenced
  • Robust recent M&A activity and a highly successful IPO in Planet Fitness.

The firm believes the future includes larger scale and new categories of investors entering the fitness industry as well as attractive exit opportunities in the coming years, driven by several factors

  • Compelling growth and scale of multinational and super-regional operators
  • Disintermediation of retail which has enhanced the value of foot-traffic-driving service-based retail like fitness
  • Growing focus on preventative healthcare

9:25am – 10:15am Owner/Operator Discussions

  • Conquering the Big Box/Boutique Studio Squeeze
    -Sandy McCaslin, Chief Operating Officer, Delta Valley Athletic Club
  • Challenges of the Medical Crossover
    -Steve Capezzone, Chief Executive Officer, Healthtrax
  • Finessing Social Media Reviews-Good, Bad, Ugly
    -Bill Konstand-CEO, TAG Marketing

10:40am – 12:15pm Group Fun

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:40pm – 1:50pm Supplier / Guest Orientation Meetings

2:00pm – 4:50 Supplier / Guest Appointments

4:50pm – 6:00pm Free Time

6:00pm – 7:30pm Reception & Dinner

 


Tuesday, February 19

7:45am – 9:30am Breakfast and Owner/Operator Discussion Groups

  • Conquering the Big Box/Boutique Studio Squeeze
    -Sandy McCaslin, Chief Operating Officer, Delta Valley Athletic Club
  • Challenges of the Medical Crossover
    -Steve Capezzone, Chief Executive Officer, Healthtrax
  • Finessing Social Media Reviews-Good, Bad, Ugly
    -Bill Konstand-CEO, TAG Marketing

10:40am – 12:15pm Supplier / Guest Appointments

12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:45pm – 5:00pm Supplier / Guest Appointments

3:20pm – 3:35pm Break for all

3:40pm – 5:15pm Supplier Guest Appointments

5:00pm – 6:00pm Free Time

6:30pm – 8:30pm Reception & Dinner

 


Wednesday, February 20

7:45am – 8:40am Blue Jean Breakfast Available

8:45am – 10:45am Supplier / Guest Appointments