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SFIA Industry Leaders Summit
Executive Level Forum Addressing Global Industry Challenges

REGISTER TODAY - SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2015 - New Orleans


After years of navigating through the most significant financial, political and technological disruptions in more than half a century, senior executives across all industries, including sports & fitness, continue to confront business challenges of unprecedented complexity.  As such, through a focused speaker program with the central theme of 'Relentlessly Relevant', 2015 ILS will be a dynamic forum to explore product, service, & process innovation and technology, as well as provide an understanding of the evolving digital ecosystem and changing face and behaviors of consumers, to drive ongoing influence in the marketplace, despite disruptions.

With a focus on preparing attendees and their businesses for the future, the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit (ILS) appeals to sports and fitness industry executives who are looking for a compact, dynamic learning and networking event that won’t take them away from their operations for an extended period of time. This 36-hour event is designed to provide a unique opportunity for some of the industry’s most highly regarded executives to find solutions to their most pressing issues and concerns while also networking with customers, partners and peers.

For those interested in attending this year's Summit but aren't at the executive level, just yet at their companies, SFIA encourages you to look into the SFIA Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program. To learn more about it click on the "Apply for the Future Scholar Program" button on the right.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • OPTIONAL- Welcome Networking Reception- 6:30-8:30PM CST
    • For participants who fly in the evening before the Summit, are invited to network with the SFIA Board of Directors over cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres at the BB's Stage Door Canteen located in the National WWII Museum. While there guests will have an opportunity to tour the Road to Berlin, the newest pavilion at the museum that brings to life the drama, sacrifices, personal stories, and strategies of America’s campaign to defeat the Axis powers and preserve freedom.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • OPTIONAL- Welcome Networking Coffee- 9:30-10:45AM CST
    • All participants are invited to network with others over light refreshments the morning of the Summit.
  • Summit Registration Opens- 9:30-11:00AM CST
  • Summit Day 1 Opening Remarks & AM Sessions- 11:00AM-12:15PM CST
  • Lunch & Networking- 12:15-1:30PM CST
  • Afternoon Sessions- 1:30-5:15PM CST
  • Pre-Dinner Networking Reception- 6:30-7:15PM CST
  • Dinner, Awards Ceremony & Keynote- 7:15-10:00PM CST
  • OPTIONAL- Informal Gatherine of Peers- 10:00-11:00PM CST
Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • OPTIONAL- The Big Easy's Morning Run- 6:00-7:00AM CST
    • Attendees are welcome to join SFIA for an organized morning run around the French Quarter and the Mississippi Riverfront. Click here to learn more and to view the map of the run.
  • Breakfast & Networking- 7:30-8:30AM CST
  • Summit Day 1 Opening & AM Sessions- 8:30AM-12:15PM CST
  • Lunch & Closing Remarks- 12:15-1:15PM CST

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