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Nov 2018
Nov 2018


New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
Tel: (504) 582-3000
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AB Show 2018 - Athletic Business Show






Event Overview:

Discover What's New This November

Learn the latest athletic, fitness and recreation trends from more than 130 educational sessions and explore hundreds of exhibitors that bring you everything you need to outfit your programs and facilities no matter how big or small. From the most innovative products and latest industry advancements to the basic essentials needed for day-to-day operations, It’s All Here at AB Show.

Impressive, Productive, Efficient, Effective.

See for yourself why attendees and exhibitors love AB Show.

Hosting 250+ leading manufacturers and offering fresh and relevant educational content, AB Show delivers what you need to advance your career and help your facilities and programs succeed.

A Trade Show Designed For Solutions.

With over 160,000+ sq ft of athletic and fitness solutions and 250+ exhibiting companies, you're bound to find the products and services you need to effectively manage and equip your programs and facilities like a champ.

Exhibitors at AB Show bring the latest and greatest innovations the industry has to offer. As you walk down the aisles of the show floor, you'll find state-of-the-art equipment, groundbreaking technology and thousands of products and services.

AB Show Expo features an Innovation Station, Technology Pavilion, New Exhibitor Pavilion, Demo Stage, Free-Throw Court, Early-Morning Workout and Partner Pavilions all designed to maximize your experience and optimize fresh ideas you can take back with you.

Attendee Information:

Who attends the show?

Facility owners, managers and program directors looking to improve their programs, facility and career head to AB Show to explore the latest innovations, learn from industry experts and connect with their peers to propel the industry forward. AB Show boasts an incredibly diverse attendee base of athletic, fitness, recreation and military professionals spanning the full spectrum of the industry.

Exhibitor Information:

AB Show is the ultimate destination to showcase your company to thousands of facility owners, managers, program directors and the military who are eager and ready to buy your products and services. Leverage this premier trade show and educational event for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals and experience the unmatched power of face-to-face networking.

For 35 years, AB Show has been devoted to being the ultimate destination to showcase your company to thousands of facility owners, managers, program directors and the military – all of whom are eager and ready to buy your products and services.

When you exhibit, you'll be engaging with a broad new audience of buyers who are at critical stages of their programs' and facilities' development. AB Show attendees are eager to demo new products and speak face-to-face about solutions they may not have considered in the past.

About Athletic Business:

Born 35 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms, and hospital and corporate wellness centers. Readers turn to AB for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading advertisers. Year after year, AB ranks as the industry's "best read" magazine by Readex Research, and leads all competitors in total advertising pages, according to Patterson Advertising Reports.

Co-Located Events:

Athletic Business Conference & Expo (AB Show)
National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress (NAYS Youth Sports Congress)
MFA Annual International Conference

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Keynote Speakers

Randy Hetrick

CEO/Founder, TRX

Lessons of a Frogman: Business Leadership I Learned as a SEAL

As a Navy SEAL, Stanford MBA, Bootstrap Entrepreneur and CEO of TRX, one of the most successful brands in health and fitness, Randy Hetrick learned a lot of lessons on team leadership, entrepreneurial mindset and on the power of belief in one's team and in oneself.

Come join this year's keynote, "Lessons of a Frogman: Business Leadership I Learned as a SEAL" as Randy shares the 10 most important leadership lessons he learned in the Navy SEAL Teams and discusses his three key secrets to entrepreneurial success.

Get ready to laugh, learn and be inspired by one of our industry's true entrepreneurs and brand builders as he shares the most important things he's learned about start-ups, leadership and life.

Ryan Holiday

Author, Marketer & Entrepreneur

The Obstacle Is The Way

Ryan Holiday is a young marketing executive turned columnist, author and motivational speaker. His book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, which explores the ancient philosophical principle of finding success in any situation, has been translated into more than 20 languages and has sold more than 230,000 copies.

In his keynote, Holiday focuses on a principle first attributed to Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who said, "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." Holiday explains how to put this principle into practice by examining the success stories of historical icons such as John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart and Steve Jobs — outliers whose accomplishments are due less to luck or skill than to an obstinate determination to see opportunity instead of opposition. Holiday boils this philosophy down into a simple formula for overcoming frustrations and turning adversity into advantage.

Holiday is a media strategy columnist for The New York Observer. His work has appeared in Forbes magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and The Columbia Journalism Review. Holiday dropped out of college at the age of 19 to study under American writer and strategist Robert Greene. As the former director of marketing at American Apparel, his campaigns have been studied by YouTube, Twitter and Google. Holiday went on to advise a number of multi-platinum musicians and has since made a name for himself as a marketing, strategy and motivational speaker.

Holiday's works have been awarded honors such as Wall Street Journal bestseller and USA Today bestseller, among others. Forbes magazine called The Obstacle Is the Way "an inspiring read for anyone faced with adversity."



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