The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), in partnership with Fitness Industry Association Japan (FIAJ), invites you to attend the definitive gathering of the Asia Pacific fitness industry: the 8th Annual IHRSA Asia-Pacific Forum, November 10-13, 2009, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, for the first time in its history.
“Now more than ever, it is essential for leaders from throughout the global health club industry to unite and exchange ideas and insight,” said Joe Moore, President and CEO of IHRSA. “Tokyo is an innovative city, and is the perfect environment for the industry to come together to pioneer new frontiers in a constantly evolving industry.”
“The fitness industry in the Asia Pacific region continues to be an outstanding market with remarkable opportunities,” said Tatsujiro Fujiwara, Chairperson, Fitness Industry Association of Japan. “I am confident that the fitness industry leaders invited to this Forum will offer their valuable experience and continue to develop a strong and thriving global fitness marketplace.”
Keynote Speakers include:
Eisuke Sakakibara - Former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan’s Ministry of Finance Session: Structural Transformation After the Recession
Bill McBride - Chief Operating Officer, Club One, Inc. Session: Club Operational Strategies to Excel in Today's World
The 2009 IHRSA Asia-Pacific Forum programming will feature:

  • Seminars targeting opportunities to help you sustain and grow a profitable fitness business.
  • An opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading suppliers to the fitness industry in the Forum Showcase.
  • The chance to network with some of the foremost club operators from across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • A tour of some of Tokyo's leading health clubs.

To register for the 2009 IHRSA Asia Pacific Forum or for more information, please visit, or email Alison O'Kane, or Blakely Sullivan, For media inquiries, please contact or +1 617-951-0055.
Get the most comprehensive resource for information on the Asia Pacific market: the 2008 IHRSA Asia-Pacific Market Report. This report is a strategic tool for researchers, banks, investors, governments, insurance companies, club owners, and suppliers. It is available for purchase at or by calling IHRSA, +1 617-951-0055.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes over 9,750 clubs in 78 countries, along with over 740 industry suppliers.