After Reed Exhibitions announcing they will be cancelling the Sydney and Melbourne Fitness Shows, FILEX steps up to the plate.

This week saw the announcement by Reed Exhibitions that following a thorough and extensive review of their events portfolio globally they would no longer be presenting The Fitness Show, held annually at the ICC in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Fitness Show has been running annually under various names and owners since the nineties. It is a vital and much loved event that runs concurrently and is co- located with FILEX, a separately owned fitness education convention part owned by Fitness Australia, the peak national fitness body.

In keeping with its mission to bring the fitness industry together, the board of FILEX have undertaken to negotiate with key stakeholders to keep this important annual event running.

Andrew Simmons, Chairman of FILEX Holdings said:

“The trade show and exhibition have run hand in hand with FILEX for close to thirty years, and we strongly believe that this annual tradition is not only the yearly meeting point for the trainers and fitness businesses, but also part of the fabric of the entire industry. It’s almost an institution.”

“We are confident that this view is shared by the fitness industry as a whole and we are in discussions with past and present stakeholders, as well as the ICC to make sure that this important event not only continues, but transitions to build a stronger, more exciting and contemporary offering for the industry.”

FILEX expects to make a further announcement to the industry in due course.

For more information please contact David Allan on or 0404 381 303.