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31 Jan 2018
Human capital to take centre stage at fifth European Health & Fitness Forum

Staff retention, leadership culture, professionalisation and quality standards will come under the microscope at this year’s European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF).

The event, which takes place at FIBO in Cologne on 11 April, aims to bring together decision-makers for high-calibre networking.

Hosts EuropeActive has today (31 January) revealed details of this year’s forum, which will begin with an overview of the European fitness industry provided by Karsten Hollasch – based on The European Market in 2017 study by EuropeActive and Deloitte.

The results of the latest Eurobarometer for physical activity and fitness will also be revealed, drawn from interviews with 28,000 consumers in Europe.

The forum will include a keynote from management expert Dr Fons Trompenaars on “servant leaders” versus “dominant leaders”, which will explore the seven dilemmas of servant leaders.

Trompenaars will also host a roundtable discussion on leadership, featuring CEOs of leading fitness market suppliers and operators.

Julian Berriman will join the list of keynote speakers. The director of the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee, which shapes the professionalisation of the European fitness sector, will present an overview of the European PT landscape based on a recent study.

Another keynote, titled “The societal relevance of fitness”, will be delivered by Rainer Schaller, the founder and CEO of McFIT Global Group; and Focus Orange/Crunch co-founder Camiel Selker will explore the question “What do employees value?” using a poll of employees.

Other speakers will include Kees van der Graaf, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Basic-Fit NV, GrandVision NV and Facio-Therapies BV; Jan Middelkamp, who will present the book Human Capital, published by EuropeActive; and Nerio Alessandri, founder and president of Technogym.

The forum will see the presentation of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards, which cover five categories: Digital Fitness, Health/Prevention, Lifestyle/Life-Balance/Wellness, Performance and Start-up.

FIBO, the largest annual international trade fair for fitness, wellness and health, attracted more than 1,000 companies from 49 nations in 2017, drawing 150,000 trade and private visitors. It will take place at the Exhibition Centre in Cologne from 12 to 15 April.


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21 Jan 2020
Birmingham 2022 Games to be accompanied by a nationwide, £120m festival of creativity
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will be accompanied by UK-wide festival celebrating 'creativity and innovation'.
15 Jan 2020
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires
Worries have been raised over the health of players at the Australian Open, after two matches were forced to be abandoned due to the presence of heavy smoke.
14 Jan 2020
CES news: CTA predicts US consumer tech sales to reach record level of US$422bn
The increasing popularity of streaming services and wireless earbuds – along with the introduction of 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices – are set to drive revenues in the US consumer tech industry to a record $422bn during 2020.
13 Jan 2020
HOTel&SPA Forum announce 2020 event with new award
The Forum HOTel&SPA has announced details of its 2020 conference, which will be held on 4 June 2020.
08 Jan 2020
CES news: 'age-tech' among the emerging markets on show
'Age-tech' has been identified as one of the emerging markets which could shape future innovations in the wellness and fitness technology sector.
03 Jan 2020
Tokyo 2020 main stadium inaugurated during its first official sports event
The new National Stadium in Tokyo, built for the 2020 Olympic Games, has been officially inaugurated.
01 Jan 2020
Helping children deal with cyberbullying: COMO Shambhala speaker series for parents
The Como Shambhala Urban Escape spa at the Metropolitan London hotel, UK, has launched a mental wellbeing Speaker Series in association with mental health support specialists Head Talks. The programme will kick off in January 2020.
28 Dec 2019
Tokyo 2020 could utilise ‘groundbreaking’ gene testing to catch doping cheats
A pioneering gene testing method could be ready to use for the first time at an Olympic Games next year.
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