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August 2014 Europe Insight

20 August, 2014

August 2014 Europe Insight

IHRSA Receives Top Honors
ASAE, the association of associations, has awarded IHRSA, with a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award. IHRSA received this honor for its role as facilitator in bringing the fitness industry together to support Augie’s Quest, the aggressive cure-driven research initiative to cure ALS established by fitness industry pioneer Augie Nieto. Read more.

Apply for the European Club Leadership Award
IHRSA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 European Club Leadership Award, which will be presented at the European Congress in Amsterdam in October. The award recognizes the European club leader who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance. The application can be downloaded at Deadline for submissions is September 3.

Active Design
Health Club Management looks at whether, by adopting a new approach to design and city planning, we can make our cities – and their populations – well again. Read the full article.

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EU Looking for Sports Expert Group Observers
As part of the second EU Work Plan for Sport (2014-2017), the EU is seeking interested observers to participate in an expert group on human resources development in sport and health enhancing activity (HEPA). Organizations interested in joining the HEPA expert group as observers should email EAC-UNITE- to express their interest. Learn more 

Save on European Congress Registration
Save up to €100 off the onsite rates when you register by 20 September for the 14th Annual IHRSA European Congress. The event will be held 16-19 October at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Keynote speakers will include Jonas Kjellberg, one of the creators of SKYPE, and and Annemarie van Gaal, a featured columnist for The Netherlands leading financial newspaper Financieel Dagblad. Learn more and register. 

First Keynote Speaker Announced for IHRSA 2015
Magnus Lindkvist, who received a standing ovation when he spoke at the 2013 IHRSA European Congress, will present “Thinking About the Future in an Uncertain World” at IHRSA 2015, March 11-14, in Los Angeles. A trendspotter and futurologist, Lindkvist focuses on finding new ways to think about where the world is heading and what we can, even should, do about it. Learn more.

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