Pledges of support and attendance are gathering momentum from all areas of the health, fitness and aquatics industry for Australasia’s first business to business networking event.
Active-net Australasia, originally conceived with event partner Fitness Australia, quickly drew support from other leading industry organisations including UNISport, ALFA and the Exercise Association of New Zealand. Now, two key regional associations have committed to support the two-day event.
The Aquatics and Recreation Association of Victoria (ARV) is a not-for-profit peak industry body, driving progress through research, networking, industry awards, conferences and seminars, professional development, policy and strategic partnerships.
CEO, Anthony McIntosh, said: “Aquatics and Recreation Victoria is delighted to support the inaugural active-net event here in Victoria. It will be an excellent opportunity for businesses to enhance their professional networks, write new business and keep abreast of new trends in our industry. I think we can expect to see many of our entrepreneurial early adopters giving active-net a go!”
Also supporting the event is the Aquatics and Recreation Institute (ARI), a not-for-profit professional association of Aquatic and Recreation practitioners, which provides support, training, information and networking opportunities for members involved in sport and leisure services throughout Australia.
Colin Kane, President, said: “The Aquatic and Recreation Institute sees this event as a unique opportunity for both suppliers and industry professionals to network and build strong working relationships.”
Mike Hill, director of Leisure-net Solutions and active-net event director said: “We are thrilled so many of the leading organisations in Australia and New Zealand pledged their support and come on board. It just shows Australasia has been waiting for an event like this to be launched and we are looking forward to bringing the sector together for a great two days of business networking and meetings.”
Similar to the UK event, active-net Australasia, which takes place at the Novotel Hotel, St. Kilda, Melbourne on 27 and 28 July 2016, will comprise of 16 one-to-one business meetings between suppliers and operators, as well as a networking lunch and dinner and an educational thread with a keynote speaker and workshops, including an industry leaders’ question and answer panel.
Places are available for 50 suppliers and 50 operators and active-net Australasia will be free for senior managers/directors to attend, thanks to the generous support of leading suppliers in the sector. However, places are rapidly filling up so to find out more and express your interest visit active-net-australasia.org