Educational streams announced for active-net Australasia

The educational streams have been announced for active-net Australasia, a business-focussed networking event taking part at the Novotel St. Kilda in Melbourne on 27 and 28 July 2016.

Similar to the UK event, active-net Australasia, managed by leading UK industry insight specialist Leisure-net Solutions, 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 keynote speaker Paralympian John Domandl and workshops, including an industry leaders’ question and answer panel.

A session entitled ‘Thinking outside the box’ will be lead by well known and influential industry figure both in Australasia and the UK, Tim Webster, who has more than 30 years experience in sector. He will help delegates explore what the future of fitness, sport and aquatics look like and whether we can really increase physical activity levels just by getting more people into facilities.

Well known business and leadership thought leader Justin Tamsett, Managing Director of Active Management, will lead the session ‘Health – opportunity or challenge?’ during which delegates will discuss whether it’s all about health now and if this represents a challenge or an opportunity for a sector focused on fitness, physical activity and sport.

A suppliers workshop ‘Understand the Sector’ will explain the key drivers of, and differences between, the various sub sectors of the active leisure market.

Australian Fitness Network has now added its support to active-net Australasia and the organisation’s Executive Director Nigel Champion will be joining the panel of experts for the session ‘Thinking outside the box’ during the morning of day one.

Champion is also the Co-Founder of Australian Fitness Network – a company that provides resources, education and conventions to its 12,000 members, who are made up of gym owners, personal trainers and group exercise instructors. Champion has served on the Boards of the Australian Institute of Fitness, Fitness Australia, Australian Coaching Council, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation and Squash Australia, and currently serves on the Board of Les Mills international.

Australian Fitness Network’s CEO Ryan Hogan said: “Network is pleased to support and be part of active-net Australasia, as a great initiative to connect fitness industry suppliers and owner operators.”

Leisure-net run the only business to business networking event for the active-leisure sector in Australia. active-net 2016 will bring together 100 leading operators and suppliers for business-focused networking and one-to-one face-to-face pre-arranged meetings. For further information about active-net or to book you space, please email

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For further press information contact:
Abigail Harris at Big Fish Public Relations
Tel: 07738 331019

Editor’s note:
Leisure-net Solutions is the leading provider of Customer Insight, Business Intelligence and Consultation services to the UK’s active leisure, fitness and cultural services industries. Leisure-net helps leading industry organisations, local authorities and Trusts, as well as private sector operators and suppliers, to understand their customers’ and clients’ needs and aspirations, and to deliver innovative service and health improvement initiatives.

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