Triathlon Business International Annual Conference
"Where the Business of Triathlon Gets Done" 

January 25-27, 2015 at the Marina del Rey Marriott
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA


Join us for the annual premier gathering of leaders in the triathlon business community. Enjoy three days of learning, networking and fun at the beautiful Marina Del Rey Marriott. Conveniently located near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the hotel is also just steps away from the beach, bike routes, and running paths.

2015 Conference Program - updated January 21, 2015 
This agenda will be updated as new panelists are added.  

Registration for the TBI Conference permits the attendee to attend all conference sessions and meals, including the Sunday night Welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and the Monday night Ron Smith Awards Banquet. Additional tickets for the Monday night Ron Smith Awards Banquet can be purchased online through ACTIVE.

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TBI Conference Attendees ... have you signed up for the Lapio 5K on Monday morning? You'll get a finisher medal, pic and video, you'll get to see Lapio in action, you'll get to network, you'll get to see Marina del Rey AND you'll get bragging rights if you win. Register:

Don’t miss your personal conference photo! FinisherPix will be on the spot from Sunday through Tuesday, and the staff from FinisherPix will be awaiting you at the entrance of the Bayview Ballroom as you arrive at the Ron Smith Celebration & Banquet. Your personal photo and all images of the TBI conference 2015 will be available at Download and share!

List of 2015 TBI Conference Attendees - updated January 23, 2015 

This is what attendees at our last conference said about the 2014 event:

"Happy to be at the #tbiconf in Marina del Rey. Listening to Jack Caress and looking around room: pretty much everyone is here." - @CEOIronman - Andrew Messick, WTC

“The Triathlon Business International Conference is a uniquely valuable event. For my team at Athletepath, our very first presence at TBI was our best ever conference experience.” - David Embree, Founder and CEO, Athletepath

"Participation in TBI events is the most effective and efficient way to stay abreast of what is happening in the business of triathlon and to meet the people who are leading the sport into the next generation."

"The TBI conference was a great platform for us as newcomers to the triathlon business to meet and network with established players in the field."

"TBI was a fantastic opportunity for global cross fertilization of ideas and thinking across all key areas of the sport. Superb creative facilitation of networking. A must attend event!"

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Ashworth Awards



The ACTIVE Network

Competitor Group, Inc.
Lapio, Inc.
Life Time Fitness

Endurance Films
Endurance SportsWire
Leslie Jordan
Maxwell Medals
Mike Plant & Associates
Team Spinhead

Race HQ


Registration for the Triathlon Business International Annual Conference is available here.

*Registration includes all conference events and meals.  Non-member registration includes a 1-year TBI membership.

Registration fees:

From Sept. 14 to Nov. 29
TBI members - $625
Non-members - $800  

From Nov. 30 to Jan. 14, 2015
TBI members - $675
Non-members - $850

From Jan. 15 to conference opening day
TBI members - $725
Non-members - $900

Conference registration included the Monday night awards banquet.  Additional tickets to the awards banquet are $150 ea. and can be purchased through the ACTIVE link.

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TBI Awards Celebration to Honor Triathlon's Best

Triathlon Business International will recognize and honor the best companies, programs and athletes in the triathlon industry at the annual Triathlon Business International Awards Celebration. The awards will include:

  • Ron Smith Award
  • Retailers of the Year
  • Best Published Triathlon Photograph print or online
  • Best Published Written Triathlon article print or online
  • "Triathlete's Choice" best-of events
  • Triathlon highlights of the year
  • Steve Hed presentation

The Ron Smith Award  is considered the "Heisman" of the sport of triathlon, the award honors an outstanding individual in the sport of triathlete. Conference registration includes the Awards Celebration, and additional tickets can be purchased.



The Marina del Rey Marriott will be the host hotel for the 2015 Triathlon Business International Conference.  Located near LAX and the beach, the hotel offers a distinctly modern, yet sophisticated hotel experience.  With 370 guest rooms offering both water and mountain views, the hotel in Marina del Rey offers a prime location near Venice Beach.  Enjoy the incredibly inviting lobby, along with emBer  – a uniquely designed outdoor lounge surrounded by a special blend of water and fire elements, infused with a hip and eclectic vibe.  Located just 3-blocks from Venice Beach & easily accessible to Los Angeles area attractions, the Marina del Rey hotel provides an ideal meeting and social destination offering everything you need to relax and be productive.

Link to directions and transportation options for the hotel.

Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Hotel Reservations

Rooms are $189 plus tax for a Standard room, and have stunning views of Marina del Rey and Venice Beach.  The rooms offer wireless and wired internet, 32” HDTVs, luxurious pillow-top mattresses and down blankets, and in-room coffee makers.  The hotel has a fitness center with cardio machines and free weights, as well as an outdoor heated pool and whirlpool. 

Reservations are available online, or by calling toll free 1-800-228-9290 and booking under the "Triathlon Business International Meeting" group.


The Marina del Rey Marriott is located just 5 miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  It is a short cab ride from LAX to Marina del Rey, and the airport is also served by all the major rental car companies.

Link to directions and transportation options for the hotel.

Click Here to book the Marina del Rey Marriott

sponsorship and expo opportunities

Companies interested in sponsoring the event and participating in the event expo should contact for more information.

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