The current Covid crisis has caused chaos for the Fitness and Recreation Technology Summit and crushed the July face-to-face event.

The 2022 dates for the face-to-face event are close to being announced.

Australia’s only Technology summit for the fitness, recreation and leisure industries launched in 2019, had to be rescheduled in 2020 and now again in 2021. Nevertheless, they are still bringing tech education to the masses in 2021.

Organiser Jess Abbey said:

“As the crisis worsened in Sydney, we started planning what the event would look like if we had to postpone it. Our communication blockage to the industry has been caused by our venue understandably being on skeleton staff.  They have numerous events to reschedule and limited resources.  We are very close to confirming a date for February 2022.”

Despite, the mayhem of the last 45 days, the winners will be the entire industry.

Justin Tamsett, Managing Director of the event, said:

“We know not just the last 5 weeks have been tough on our industry but the last 18 months.  We racked our brains and thanks to the overwhelming support from our incredible sponsors we are excited to announce that every 2 weeks, beginning the 29th July we are taking the 2021 Summit on-line.”

“Every session that delegates would have seen at the face to face event will now be a free Zoom webinar!  At 3:30pm every fortnight our incredible speakers have agreed to present their content.  This means owners, managers and entrepreneurs will not miss out on the latest tech information to help their businesses in these challenging times.”

This ‘gift’ to the industry means that no matter where in Australia a business is located, they can learn from the best.  The ability to provide such an opportunity is a direct result of the partners and sponsors of the Summit.

Abbey said:

“We have been so blessed by our partners and sponsors.  They have been patient and supportive of the event.  They will all be sponsors for the 2022 event  and now they are just excited as us to bring such amazing content to the desktops of the industry.”

The virtual Fitness & Recreation Industry Technology Summit launches Thursday 12th August with Dr Cam McDonald delivering a key note plus industry updates from Fitness Australia and IHRSA.  Then every 2 weeks following, up until November there will be a free webinar – totalling 8 webinars!

Attendees will be able register to join the webinar live or receive a replay at

About Fitness & Recreation Industry Technology Summit

The 2021 Virtual Fitness Industry Technology Summit will begin on Thursday 12th August.  The dates of the 2022 Fitness Industry Technology Summit will be confirmed in the coming weeks.   More details can be found at