The brand new online event the FILEX Virtual Summit – Positioning for Success, to be held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2020, is set to feature three industry-leading panel discussions over the two days.
Organisers at FILEX said “we received overwhelmingly positive feedback about our panel discussions that were part of our first virtual conference that we made the decision to program three in the next virtual summit to offer our attendees pertinent and robust discussions that are affecting the industry not just here in Australia but worldwide, while also allowing them to hear about lived experiences dealing with the ongoing challenges the industry is fighting in the face of the global pandemic. We really want attendees to feel not only that the industry is in this together, but that there are solutions and opportunities out there than can be explored to evolve their profession and their businesses.
Day 1 of the virtual conference will be the Business Summit and set to feature two-panel discussions. The first panel will be facilitated by Fitness Australia CEO, Barrie Elvish, who will be leading the discussion on the need and appetite for increased oversight and regulation of the fitness industry. The session signifies the start of a widespread industry and stakeholder consultation, which the peak industry body will be undertaking.
A range of stakeholders including YMCA VIC representative Fiona Kriaris, independent PT business owner Tony Mennillo, gym franchisor Cam Falloon of Bodyfit Training and Fit College Founder and Director Mark Stitt, will join the head of Fitness Australia to share their views on the topic.
The Business Summit will culminate in the Mastermind Business Panel led by former host of the world’s leading fitness business owner podcast Chantal Brodrick and featuring prominent industry operators from Australia, Asia and the United States. The panel will be uncovering their best business practices as they continue to navigate a forever-changing new world in fitness. Panellists will include Rich Hutson (Evolution Wellness, Malaysia), Lorena Kanellopoulos (Anytime Fitness, Xtend Barre Studio), Ty Menzies (Lift Brands), Andrew Pears (FLG) and Emmett Williams (Myzone).
The Trainer Summit on Day 2 of the event will kick off with its own Mastermind Panel led also by Chantal Brodrick alongside expert trainers and coaches. Panellists include Mike Fitch (US) creator of Animal Flow, leading fitness instructor trainer Claire Norgate, Dan Duran (US) Executive Vice-President for Personal Training Academy Global, Ian O’Dwyer, Co-Founder of SOMA (Self Osteo Myofascial Applications) as well as Mel dos Remedios who has worked in senior management roles in some of the biggest fitness business franchises including Fitness First and Anytime Fitness and now CEO of PTA Global. Panellists will talk to the future direction of the industry and uncover what trainers and instructors need to do to ensure their success, now and into the future.
This not-to-be-missed event will offer huge value and highly relevant content at a very competitive price with discounted rates available for current members of Fitness Australia and FILEX Premium Members. 2 Day Pass holders or Trainer Summit Pass holders gain 5 CECs for their participation (2 Day Pass holders receive an additional 24 CECs over the course of a year as part of the included 12 months complimentary FILEX Premium Membership).