The Asia Fitness Convention 2010 (AFC 2010),
which is being organized for the second consecutive year at
Centara Grand’s Bangkok Convention Centre @ Central World, is
aiming to attract over 700 fitness and health professionals and
enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region between 17 - 19
With the theme of ‘Raising the Bar’, the
organizers of this year’s event are bringing in 40% more
world-class presenters and providing more workshop and sessions
than last year. Some of the world’s leading fitness experts coming
to share their latest exercise techniques, regimes and nutrition
programs include Fabio Comana, Steve Cotter, Carrie Ekins, Joe
Friel, Jennifer Galardi, Fraser Quelch, Jim Stoppani, Peter Twist
and Tim Ziegenfuss.
“This year, as the fitness and health
industry is growing so fast in Asia, we have also included
sessions on how to manage fitness clubs, how to attract and retain
members and sustain profitability. These sessions will be led by
Paul Brown, CEO and creator of the Face2Face Retention System, and
Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, SEA Director of Les Mills Asia Pacific, from
Australia,” said Dr. Suzanne Hosley, Managing Director of
Fitness Innovations (Thailand) Ltd., on behalf of the event
Running in conjunction with the AFC 2010 will
be a Fitness Exhibition, which will offer fitness and
health-related products and services at considerable discount to
not only the delegates of the convention, but also to members of
the health-conscious general public.
Confirmed exhibitors so far include Adidas, Alkem Pte Ltd.,
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Central Trading Co. Ltd., COB
Group Co., Ltd., Johnson Health Tech (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Les
Mills Asia Pacific, Nshactive, Oasis Hong Kong, Sportathlon
(Thailand) Ltd., STOTT Pilates, Sun Sport Marketing Co., Ltd and
Wellnex to name but a few.
Open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily,
the exhibition will command part of the main hall on the 22nd
floor of the Centara Grand’s Bangkok Convention Centre. Various
free exercise demonstrations will take place 3 times a day from
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The AFC 2010 will also have pre and post convention sessions
in Kettlebell certification, yoga teacher training, group exercise
choreography development, personal training, business management,
triathlon training and a number of other topics. A post-convention
Beach Party is also being planned to take place at the Pullman
Pattaya Aisawan during 20 - 22 September.
Last year, the
Convention was attended by over 500 fitness, health and sports
professionals and enthusiasts from countries around the Asia
region as well as from Australia, USA, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain, and
generated an approximate revenue of Baht 100 million for Thailand.
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