FIBO Cologne postponed to second half of 2020
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Everyone Active
Competitive
Easton Leisure Centre, Bristol
NRG Gym Ltd
Competitive
NRG Gyms Manchester
star job
Lancaster University
Competitive
Lancaster, UK
star job
The Northumberland Club
£40k-£45k depending on experience
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Actif Sport and Leisure
£19,312* Fixed Point *Pro-rata
Amman Valley Leisure Centre

FIBO Cologne postponed to second half of 2020

Job opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
LeisureForce
IRO £3,500+ per month
location: East Coast of Saudi Arabia
The Lansdowne Club
Uncapped Earning Potential
location: Mayfair, London, UK
more jobs
It is imperative that we prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved
– Silke Frank, portfolio director, FIBO Global Fitness Events

The Cologne edition of FIBO, the world's largest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, has been postponed to the second half of 2020, due to concerns around the Coronavirus.

The event was scheduled for 2-5 April 2020.

FIBO attracts over 145,000 people from 135 countries, as well as 1,000 exhibitors, and industry companies have been increasingly concerned about issues relating to Covid-19 transmission.

Two major suppliers, Precor and Life Fitness, signalled their intention to bow out of the 2020 event in recent days.

Silke Frank, portfolio director of FIBO Global Fitness Events, said: "This is not a decision we have taken lightly; our customers, partners and the FIBO team worked incredibly hard on this event.

"While it's disappointing to postpone, it's imperative we prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved. Our goal remains to provide the best customer value for everyone attending FIBO."

The European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF) conference, scheduled to run the day before FIBO, will also be postposed. Dave Stalker, chair of EHFF told Health Club Management "We are partners of FIBO and huge supporters of the event and will work with the FIBO team to reorganise the EHFF conference to run alongside FIBO when its new dates are announced."

In a statement, Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of FIBO said: "We trust that the decision to postpone the show to the second half of the year ensures FIBO continues to serve the fitness industry in the secure and safe conditions needed.

"The FIBO team will communicate with customers and partners over the coming weeks to keep our world of global fitness moving in the right direction during this difficult period and is working with venue, Cologne Messe, to identify the best available dates in the second half of the year."

FIBO's cycle of events is global, with additional trade shows in the USA, South America, Africa, China and a new event due to launch in 2020 in Singapore.

It's not known at this stage whether other FIBO events will be affected, but it's clear 2020 will be no ordinary year for the events industry and likely the current policy will be 'watch and wait', as the world grapples with the virus.

As global media partner to FIBO, members of the HCM team sends their very best wishes to the FIBO team at this challenging time.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Cologne edition of FIBO, the world's largest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, has been postponed to the second half of 2020, due to concerns around the Coronavirus.
HAF,SUP
imagesX/THUMB344795_521795_684880.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,225
14 Apr 2021
EuropeActive has joined the All Policies for a Healthy Europe (APHE) initiative, as part of its strategy to increasingly engage with EU health policymaking. Launched ... More
14 Apr 2021
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater ... More
13 Apr 2021
World Leisure Organization (WLO) has opened the entry process for its International Innovation Prize. Now in its ninth year, the award celebrates organisations that have ... More
13 Apr 2021
Alton Towers theme park in the UK will offer visitors the opportunity to indulge in some 80s nostalgia when it launches three "retro" rides this ... More
12 Apr 2021
Health clubs, leisure centres and studios in England have opened today (12 April) for the first time during 2021. Some opened their doors to exercisers ... More
11 Apr 2021
A major new initiative will look to strengthen and unite the fitness industry's voice in influencing policy and policymakers in the US. The National Health ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
09 Apr 2021
A parliamentary report is calling for a £3bn intervention fund to build back better health as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, ... More
09 Apr 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visits to the world's top 100 museums and galleries falling by three quarters. According to an annual survey, conducted ... More
09 Apr 2021
Leisure centre operator Everyone Active has formed a partnership with WW (formerly called Weight Watchers), which will see the two combining their exercise and dietary ... More
09 Apr 2021
Adults suffering from chronic pain should be advised to take exercise, rather than be prescribed painkillers, according to new guidance from the National Institute for ... More
08 Apr 2021
As health clubs and fitness studios in England are counting the hours down to reopening day on Monday 12 April, PureGym has announced it will ... More
07 Apr 2021
Empowered Brands, the franchise investment business that acquired énergie Fitness out of a CVA in June 2020, has announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of ... More
Venueserve UK Ltd
Venueserve UK Ltd
07 Apr 2021
John Treharne, founder of The Gym Group, and Jana Havrdová, president of the Czech Chamber of Fitness, are among four new members to have been ... More
07 Apr 2021
Questex, owner of industry buyer event, Sibec EU, has announced it will partner with FIBO in 2021, moving the event alongside the trade show and ... More
06 Apr 2021
Les Mills has come up with an ingenious solution to get around the pandemic travel bans, which threatened a long tradition of its video Masterclasses ... More
1 - 15 of 43,225
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces