Athletic Business Show 2018



Meeting the Right People at the Right Time Makes Great Things Happen.

Our special events are designed to build community and facilitate relationships amongst our 2,700+ athletic, fitness, recreation and military attendees.

Back by popular demand, we're excited for the return of our Golf Classic and Military Reception (exclusive event for military attendees), bringing you even more networking opportunities than before! "Discover What's Possible" when you make the right connections at AB Show 2018.


Military Reception


Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 5:00PM-7:00PM

Rivergate Room, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

AB Show is proud to be the event military professionals attend year after year. Open exclusively to registered military attendees, kick off your AB Show 2018 experience with AB Show staff, exhibitors and other military personnel from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines for networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Access to this networking event is complimentary with paid military registration.



Life Fitness Eleiko Greenfield Mondo Precor American Pool Beaver Fit

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Golf Classic

Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 7:00AM-3:00PM

TPC Louisiana | 11001 Lapalco Boulevard, Avondale, LA 70094

Registration Deadline: October 25, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, November 7 for our 15th annual Golf Classic at TPC Louisiana. AB Show's Golf Classic is where attendees, exhibitors and AB staff enjoy a day of golf and camaraderie, all while testing their mettle on one of Louisiana's best golf courses.

TPC Louisiana, site of the PGA tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans, is consistently included in GolfWeek's “Best Courses You Can Play.” The breathtaking scenery stretches over 250 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River delta. The course is part of the Audubon Golf Trail and a proud member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program – providing a landscape that many have compared to a private nature reserve. The course, with stately stands of cypress and oak trees, features more than 100 bunkers, as well as five ponds.

7:00AM: Bus departs Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
7:30AM: Bus arrives at golf course. (Grab a breakfast sandwich and take a few swings on the practice range).
8:30AM: Shotgun Start
2:45PM: Bus departs golf course
3:00PM: Bus arrives at Convention Center

Cost & Registration:
$135 Per Person | $500 Per Foursome
Registration Deadline: October 25, 2018

How Do I Sign Up? Add the AB Golf Classic to your registration when you register for the show.

Your AB Show Golf Classic registration fee will include the following:
• Transportation
• Greens fee and cart
• Breakfast and lunch
• Gifts and prizes
• Beverages during and after the event
• Use of practice range
• Club rentals are available for $75


Musco AllChem


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First-Timers’ Reception

Are you a first-time AB Show full-conference attendee? If so, join us for this popular gathering with our staff and other first-time attendees. Start growing your professional network from the first day of the show!

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Welcome Reception

Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:00pm-11:00pm

Generations Hall

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Early-Morning Workout

Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30am-8:00am

Expo Halls B2-C, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Get up, get going, get exercising! AB Show’s early-morning workout is the perfect place to try out and compare the latest cardiovascular, strength and functional training equipment. And the best part? You’ll get your workout in at the same time.

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Facilities of Merit Reception

Friday, Nov. 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tomas Bistro - Gallery Room

The popular Facilities of Merit Reception will take place Friday, Nov. 9, at Tomas Bistro, a beautiful venue in the heart of the Warehouse District featuring "Taste of New Orleans" French-Creole inspired cuisine.

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IHRSA Women's Leadership Summit




Thursday, Nov. 8 | 2:00PM-6:30PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Registration is limited to facilities eligible for IHRSA membership.

The IHRSA Women's Leadership Summit, hosted by Athletic Business, offers a valuable opportunity for you to strengthen your network, expertise and influence. This half-day interactive event will bring together renowned leadership experts as well as women from across the health club industry. Through a keynote presentation, interactive panels and networking activities, you'll make meaningful connections and learn strategies to lead with purpose. To learn more, visit


The IHRSA Women's Leadership Summit is sponsored by:

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