Business Breakfast: Disruption: From Threat to Opportunity

Presented by Michael McQueen & Industry Experts

SATURDAY 30 APRIL / 7:30 – 9:45AM / SHOWTIME EVENTS CENTRE 

The fitness industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption with once-lucrative revenue models under siege. Business models that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. In this fast-paced and compelling presentation discover why most organisations don’t realise they are becoming obsolete until it’s almost too late. Learn the four major shifts that are causing brands and industries to become irrelevant and proven and practical strategies for staying ahead of the curve and the competition. Take home a game plan for successfully navigating change and emerging stronger and more relevant than ever. The breakfast wraps up with a panel of industry experts sharing their personal insights into how disruption can lead to great opportunity.

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PT Breakfast: Clash of the Thought Leaders – Is Personal Training truly delivering on its promise?

Presented by Douglas Heel & Paul Taylor

SATURDAY 30 APRIL / 7:30 – 9:45AM / CARGO HALL 

Selfies, six-packs and ‘fitspirational’ platitudes may be all that many consumers require of their fitness ‘experts’, but the wider industry and our savvy clients are demanding we know, and offer, more than ever before. So are we supplying a service that really meets the needs of today’s client, or is the existing personal training model falling short of the mark? Join two of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders as they go head to head in a passionate debate on the efficacy of the fitness industry – personal training in particular – and question whether we’re truly delivering on our promise to help our clients realise their full potential.

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Women of Influence Lunch

Presented by Lisa Champion, Dr Jackie Mills, Jacinta Mcdonnell, Helen Vanderburg, Di Westaway & Dyanne Ward

SATURDAY 30 APRIL / 12 NOON - 2:30PM / CARGO HALL

Join some of the fitness industry’s most influential female leaders at the inaugural FILEX Women of Influence lunch. In this unique event you will connect with your peers, hear inspirational stories and learn valuable strategies to help you realise your potential in the fitness industry. This special function seeks to highlight women in our industry who have challenged the status quo and used their experience to encourage other women to do the same. Facilitated by industry award winner Lisa Champion, the panel features Helen Vanderburg, Di Westaway, Jacinta McDonnell, Dyanne Ward and Dr Jackie Mills. Experience their stories and benefit from their insights in the fields of club business, entrepreneurialism, program development and more, over a delicious, healthy lunch. With limited tickets available, seats are expected to sell out! More info...

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PT: Meeting of the Minds

Presented by Paul Taylor, Tony Boutagy, Dr Emily Splichal, Douglas Heel, Ian O’Dwyer, Lisa Champion, Michol Dalcourt & Bobby Cappuccio

THURSDAY 28 APRIL / 9AM - 5PM / MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE

For the first time ever in Australia, Network is proud to present Meeting of the Minds (MOTM – formerly PT Summit) – a collaboration of the world’s leading fitness thinkers and innovators. Building on a platform of global success, MOTM is your exclusive opportunity to listen to, learn from, share and engage with the team of expert presenters and your industry peers. From programming and emotional connections to behaviour change and movement evolution, these are the topics that this meeting of thought leaders believe to be critical to the future of personal training. NO idea is off limits. Comprising a series of 9 succinct presentations, a catered networking lunch and a detailed QandA with the full presenter faculty, this is unique, challenging, and thought provoking experience is not to be missed. More info...

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Delegate Welcome Drinks

FRIDAY 29 APRIL / 6:15PM / MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE

Join the Network team, FILEX presenters and fellow delegates at the FILEX 2016 Delegate Welcome Drinks. Don’t miss this chance to network with other like-minded fitness professionals, swap stories with old friends and create memories with new ones! Bring along your drink ticket and a big smile and the first drink will be on us!

Les Mills ONE LIVE and exclusive registration rates

30 APRIL –  1 MAY 2016

Les Mills and Reebok are teaming up to bring you ONE LIVE, a global fitness tour. A jam-packed day of fitness will inspire, motivate and challenge you beyond your limits. Experience the best group training workouts with an all-star cast of leading Les Mills presenters and an electric atmosphere. Are you torn between attending FILEX and getting your quarterly update for your favourite LES MILLS program? We’ve got you covered! LES MILLS instructors can attend both FILEX and the LES MILLS workshops at an exclusive rate. Simply register for your workshops with Les Mills Asia Pacific directly, and then click the register button below to get your FILEX exclusive rate. Keep an eye on lesmills.com.au and facebook.com/lesmillsasiapacific for more information

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Fitness & Health Expo

29 APRIL – 1 MAY / MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

The industry’s only trade show for fitness and health is co-located with the FILEX convention. The Fitness & Health Expo provides you with the latest products and trends, innovative training techniques, and practical health and nutrition tips that you can share with your members and clients. Enjoy world-class events and cutting edge fitness equipment, and stock up on the latest apparel, footwear, sport nutrition and supplements from leading brands offering great show-only specials. Register online for industry entry at fitnessexpo.com.au using promo code FILEX. All FILEX delegates receive free unlimited entry into the Fitness & Health Expo.

Klub Kiwi Drinks

Hosted by Exercise Association of New Zealand for Kiwi FILEX delegates, this exclusive, invitation-only event is a great opportunity to catch up with industry friends for an evening of fun, food and drinks. Meet new and old friends from the homeland as you celebrate your FILEX 2016 experience in style!

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Give a friend or family member a taste of FILEX – for free*!

Share your FILEX experience with a friend or work colleague. Every paying delegate can bring a guest to the fantastic Keynote Address and the Delegate Welcome drinks on Friday 29 April 


Event Crew Program

29 APRIL – 1 MAY 2016

Are you looking to maximise your FILEX experience? Then apply to be part of the FILEX 2016 Event Crew team! The Event Crew program offers volunteers an amazing opportunity to attend FILEX, in exchange for their assistance in delivering the event onsite. This role is not for the faint-hearted, to see if you have what it takes visit the Event Crew page here.

Please note: spaces are strictly limited. Successful applicants will be advised via email.