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DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE and COLLABORATIVE is the Mantra of the 2018 TBI Conference

Author: Jan Fambro

Date: 01/17/2018


8th Annual Conference ~ January 26-28, 2018 ~ Tempe, AZ ~ Where the Business of Triathlon Gets Done


AUSTIN, TX (January 17, 2018) – Triathlon Business International (TBI) president and publisher Dan Empfield made it his mission to create a program for the 2018 Annual Conference that is diverse, inclusive, collaborative and last, but not least, affordable. The Conference, running from January 26-28 in Tempe, AZ, is all that and more.

The current attendee list includes participants from 25 states plus four countries. California leads the states in numbers, followed by Colorado, Florida and Texas. Seeking warmth from the cold, Canada heads the international contingency, followed by Mexico, Greece and the U.K.

Three education tracks focus on (1) Coaches and Clubs; (2) Retailers and Manufacturers; and (3) Race Directors. USA Triathlon will give six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to attendees of the five workshops in the Coaches and Clubs track, and four CEUs for the five workshops in the Race Director track. Certificates will be provided to attendees of these workshops.

Each of the three tracks will have five workshops with diverse panelists speaking on topics representing the key issues of the day in the multisport industry, including Diversity as a Business Strategy within the Race Director track. The tracks will run concurrently with goals of open dialogue, informative questions/answers and beneficial solution-finding. The complete schedule with panelists can be found on the Conference web page.

Networking and conversations are always critical and the conference will have multiple opportunities for this. A speed networking session is scheduled for Friday afternoon, followed immediately by a Welcome reception in the Courtyard of the hotel so attendees can continue to meet colleagues and develop new relationships. Group swim, bike and run workouts are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a second reception will be held on Saturday night at the Cabin Tempe.

The collaborative conversations of attendees during general sessions and in the workshops are purposefully targeted toward the growth of the industry; growth of businesses within the industry; and growth of the sport.

2018 TBI Conference

The 2018 TBI Conference will be packed full of information and opportunities for everyone involved in the business and sport of triathlon. This is where the business of triathlon will get done. The full schedule and current list of attendees can be found on the Conference web page.  Registration is open through Registration fees are $575 for TBI members and $675 for non-members.  Hotel reservations can be made at the Mission Palms Tempe.

Conference partners include: ACTIVE (technology); Headsweats (headwear); Endurance Sportswire (media); MPA Event Graphics (corporate); Ashworth Awards (corporate); FinisherPix (corporate).

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