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Mallorca: Meet the Top
March 1 travelled to Mallorca for my 14th Meet the Top event, a B2B tabletop „speed dating“ format for 450 attendees from the DACH region, I held a Knigge seminar for first time attendees. Clients Virtuagym, Club Joy and Eleiko were present.
Meet the Top Announcing my seminar
Podium discussion with Henrik Gockel, Wolfgang Bahne, Refit Kamberovic and Johannes Linzenich
Virtuagym at Meet The Top
Matthias Sellmann of Gantner
Club Joy table with Rudi Selg
London: Sweat Conference
The Sweat conference in London focused on the boutique market, which is exploding globally. Now 600 boutique studios are in London, (330 one year ago), where a veritable pilgrimage of club operators from around Europe come to obtain inspiration and learn best practices.
Sweat Conference in London: Main Room
Sweat Conference in London
Meeting Dr. Paul Bedford
Meeting David Minton, Founder and Managing Director of the Leisure Database Corporation
A Consumer’s Mind
Netherlands: Solid Sound Convention
Club Joy’s Solid SoundConvention in Utrecht on March 11th attracted 1.500 instructors for their pre-choreographed group exercise programs „made in the Netherlands“. Club Joy enjoy a 50% market share in the BeNeLux market.
The Club Joy team at the Solid Sound Convention in Utrecht
Hans with Marc Neijland and Mireai Hernandez from Club Joy
Session at the Solid Sound Convention
Step Class at the Solid Sound Convention
Germany: Eckdaten Market Report
The German trade Association DSSV released their annual Eckdaten Market Report 2018 on March 12th in Köln, showing positive market results for 2017. 8,988 facilities (of which approx. ¼ are boutiques), 12.9% penetration rate, €5.2 Billion turnover in the club sector.
Eckdaten Report 2018
Eckdaten Presentation by Ralf Capalan
Graphic Summary: Eckdaten Report 2018
Eckdaten Report Summary
With Elmar Schumacher from Aerobis
Hans with Hinrich Voskamp at Eckdaten Market Report
Hans with Winfried Horstenkamp
Luzern: SFGV Conference
In Luzern, Switzerland the annual Swiss SFGVconference took place on March 16th. Focus was on how individual clubs can survive the growing threat of chains such as Migros (and their subbrands), Update Fitness, Holmes Place/Evo and Kieser Training. Innovations from Switzerland such as BodyGee and SensoPro were displayed.
BodyGee stand at the SFGV Conference in Luzern
Hans with Dr. Thomas Göke in front of the wooden bridge in Luzern
Meeting Kilian Kepperle from BodyWorx In Zug
Interview at the Neogate stand at the SFGV Conference Luzern
Paris: Body Fitness
Body Fitness in Paris took place on the weekend March 16-18. This event has grown to over 60.000 visitors in two new halls. Virtuagym exhibit here again, as well as their partner HBX.