Australian Fitness Network is pleased to announce the sale of FILEX, the fitness industry convention, to a joint venture group led by peak industry body, Fitness Australia.
After almost three decades of delivering the event, Network’s Directors, Nigel Champion and Greg Hurst, felt the time was right to hand over the reins of what has unquestionably become a highlight of the global fitness industry calendar. As a long-time supporter of the event, and the industry’s peak registration body, Fitness Australia was the natural choice to take FILEX into the next exciting chapter of its story.
Nigel Champion, Executive Director of Australian Fitness Network said:
“Over the past 30 years it has been our privilege to establish one of the premier fitness events in the world. I have no doubt that Fitness Australia will continue the FILEX legacy by delivering a convention that will inspire and educate fitness instructors, personal trainers and business operators in our dynamic industry.”
The success of FILEX over the past three decades has been due to the support of Network’s members as well as its organisers, sponsors and supporters, and remarkable faculty of presenters, both Australian and international. From humble beginnings with a handful of presenters teaching group exercise workshops, to hundreds of leading names delivering numerous sessions across multiple strands, FILEX has come a long way.
Network’s Managing Director, Greg Hurst, reflected:
“What a ride. Our first convention, which attracted around 80 enthusiastic instructors, was in September 1987 at NSW University, held in conjunction with the National Aerobic Championships. Since then we have changed gears on our conventions several times and we see the transition of FILEX to the new owners, led by Fitness Australia, as another positive step forward. We thank everyone who has contributed to the past success of FILEX and wish good fortune to all involved in its future.”
What does this mean for you?
Network Members who attend FILEX in 2018 and beyond will still enjoy special rates when registering to attend the event. We will be in touch to let you know more about the event, and how to make the most of it with your Network Membership, in the weeks and months ahead.
FILEX 2018 will take place between 20-22 April at the International Convention Centre Sydney. filex.com.au