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IHRSA Moves Flagship Event to Dallas

Sep 17, 2021

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced that its 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) will move from Los Angeles, CA to Dallas, TX.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show heads to Dallas from October 13-15, 2021 and will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The shift is to ensure its members, industry partners, federations, and attendees can gather safely.

“Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions in Los Angeles County, hosting IHRSA 2021 in Los Angeles this September as previously planned is too uncertain,” said Brent Darden, IHRSA interim president and CEO. “The IHRSA Board of Directors, Industry Partner Advisory Council, and IHRSA staff unanimously agreed that moving the Convention to Dallas was the best path forward for our industry and attendees.”

Alan Leach, CEO of the West Wood Clubs in Dublin, Ireland and chair-elect of the IHRSA Board of Directors, feels confident about the move. “Not only is Dallas an exciting new venue to host the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, the October 13-15 allows a few more crucial weeks for those who may need the extra time to get the vaccine or appropriate approvals to travel,” said Leach.

IHRSA 2021 is expected to be its first in-person gathering for the industry since the pandemic with keynote speakers,  educational sessions and view new product innovations. Its Exhibitor prospectus is now available with more details to follow as finalized. For updates, go here.

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