Athletic Business Show 2017



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 Eleiko Eleiko Eleiko

Read more ...
Golf Classic

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

Bayou Oaks South at City Park | 1040 Filmore Ave., New Orleans

Registration Deadline: October 25, 2018

Due to construction required by the PGA on the TPC Louisiana course for the Zurich Classic, the AB Golf outing has been relocated to Bayou Oaks South.

Join us on Wednesday, November 7 for our 15th annual Golf Classic at Bayou Oaks South at City Park. 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 top golf courses.

Restored and reestablished in 2017 after damage from Hurricane Katrina, the South Course features 18 holes of championship golf in New Orleans' City Park. Built to host future PGA events, the pristine South Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead of Rees Jones Inc., in association with Torre Design Consortium. The course also features a new state-of-the-art clubhouse.

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

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


Read more ...
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!

Read more ...
Welcome Reception

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

Generations Hall

Read more ...
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.

Read more ...
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.

Read more ...