Day two of Triathlon Business International’s 9th annual business conference, on January 25-27, 2019 in Tempe, AZ, includes three general sessions and nine workshops. These are divided among the three educational tracks: race directors, coaches/clubs, retailers and manufacturers. There are also networking opportunities with morning workouts and an evening reception.
Saturday’s general session topics are:
- State of the State by USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris;
- Strategic Reinvention by Jean-Luc Diard, co-founder of HOKA ONE ONE; and
- #TimetoTri One Year In update by USA Triathlon CMO Chuck Menke, paired with TBI’s graphically recorded brainstorming session ‘Stakeholders Engagement: The Importance of Collaboration’.
These general sessions continue from the Friday general sessions of ‘What the Research Says and How You Use It’, ‘Six Social Media Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2019’ and ‘Speed Networking’.
There are a total of 15 educational track workshops on Saturday and Sunday – with race directors receiving five USA Triathlon CEUs (continuing education units) for attending the five RD sessions. Coaches receive eight USA Triathlon CEUs for attending their five sessions. CEU certificates will be distributed on Sunday morning at the conclusion of the final workshops.
Check-in for the 2019 conference begins on Friday morning in the lobby of the Palms Ballroom at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, with the first General Session slated to start at 13:00 local time. Registration for TBI members is US$525 and US$625 for non-members through January 7. Registration costs increase on January 8.
9th Annual Conference
TBI Conference registration is now open; details and online registration are available online.
Of the seven general sessions – research, social media, State of the State: USAT, graphically recorded brainstorming, a conversation with the co-founders of one of world’s leading shoe manufacturers, and hot topics – one of the most popular is Speed Networking. Here, TBI adds that ‘Attendees will be talking fast with colleagues and trading business cards as the last session on Friday.’
The Speed Networking session will be followed by a convivial networking reception in the courtyard of the hotel. A second networking reception at a nearby hotspot, Cabin Tempe, will be held on Saturday evening. ‘The speedy contacts made during Speed Networking can be delved into while enjoying the balmy evening air of Tempe.’
Ten awards also will be given throughout the conference: Best Published Article of 2018, Best Published Photo of 2018; Best Event Video; the Jason Kilderry Influential Coach Award; the Fastest Growing Tri Club; the Steve Hed Award; and four categories of Triathletes Choice ‘Best-of’ Events.
Conference partners include: ACTIVE (technology); Headsweats (headwear); Endurance Sportswire (media); MPA Event Graphics (corporate); Ashworth Awards (corporate); FinisherPix (corporate).
Sponsorship and expo opportunities can be received by contacting Triathlon Business International via its website.