Great excitement and participation for the three days of ForumClub - ForumPiscine 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Three days of conferences, seminars and B2B meetings for the Congress and International Exhibition dedicated to professionals of the fitness, wellness, pools and spa area.

A 10% increase in visitors numbers and great satisfaction for all the companies that participated in the Exhibition.

Bologna - Thousands gathered at the Bologna Exhibition Centre to visit ForumClub - ForumPiscine and approximately 150 exhibitors.

The only B2B trade fair in Italy for those working in the fitness, wellness, pools and spa areas and side areas, such as tourism, hospitality and sport, answered to the expectations with a qualified offer of products, services and solutions, to start, renovate and manage fitness clubs, swimming pools, wellness centers and spas.

Italian and foreign companies coming from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Slovenia, Spain and the United States presented their innovations to more than 7,500 visitors (+ 10% compared to the last 'classic' edition in 2015) both during the Expo and the dozens of free workshops organized for the occasion.


Special events, news, and confirmations

2017 marked the first edition of the Surfaces exhibition by architect Lorenzo Zanetti on the excellences of the Made in Italy applied to the world of swimming pools.

An opportunity to meet and network were the Functional Lab, the initiative created to deepen the knowledge about functional training, its methods and developments; and then Spatech, dedicated to the latest innovations to start and manage health and spa areas; and the Archi-Lounge, a showcase for architects and designers.


Open Program

More than 20 free conferences, organized in collaboration with the ForumClub - ForumPiscine partners, proved to be very interesting for the visitors of the Expo.

Classrooms full for the "Focus: efficient installations to reduce consumptions and energy costs", as well as the seminar "Spas and strategic vision - Design, informatization, and management of Spas" made by Zucchetti Group-Itaca.

Dozens of visitors on Friday, 17th, for the press conference of UNASS, the National Union of associations of the sports industry, for the ANIF-Eurowellness National Conference on the criticality of the law on amateur sport with the participation of the member of Parliament Daniela Sbrollini, and for the afternoon organized together with Federterme, entitled "Innovative strategies for the disinfection of thermal pools", with the cooperation of the National Institute of Health and the leaders of the Association of thermal companies.

Saturday was the day of the Meeting of the water parks promoted by ANESV and, with a large contingent of professionals, owners, and operators of amusement facilities.


International Congress: sold out

Crowded rooms for the International Congress: issues and speakers for each program - managerial, commercial, aquatic management, customer care and trainers - have caught the attention of the operators who have enthusiastically responded to the various interventions in a program.

Ken Hughes with "Is Your business ready? The challenge of the new consumer "Michil Costa joined by Edoardo Cognonato in "The power of vision steers towards excellence" and Fabrizio Cotza with "The leadership that creates the wellness" presented three sold-out general sessions.


Club Award and Italian Pool Award: the winners of 2017

Within the Club Award Competition (11th edition) Enjoy Center in Cernusco sul Naviglio was awarded the Club of the Year, while the Special Prize was assigned to the Serendip of Prato and the Innovation Award went to the Motoria Club, in Potenza.

The Italian Pool Award Winners (7th edition) are: FM Studio Piscine, for the Residential Indoor Pools category; Sys Piscine and the architect Giuseppe Lunardini respectively for Residential Outdoor Pools - Free Shape and Geometric Shape; Italpool and Floriba for Commercial Pools - Free and Geometric Shape; Katis Gartengestaltung for Biopools and Aquaspecial for the Facebook Special Prize.

Partners and sponsors of ForumClub - ForumPiscineThe Top Sponsors of this edition were many - Cruisin ', Fluidra, ICS - Istituto per il Credito Sportivo, Les Mills, Oxymatic, Polimpianti, Pool's and Technogym - as numerous were the sponsors, Gympass, SCP and Zucchetti Itaca.But valuable partners were also Anif-Eurowellness, Assopiscine, EAA, ELAV, Federterme, FIN, Formazione Sovversiva, ANESV - Parchi Permanenti Italiani and Polidesign of Politecnico di Milano. Città Metropolitana di Bologna and Regione Emilia-Romagna also sponsored the event.


Forum Dinner Party

An evening of good food and good music at the Foyer Europa - Palazzo dei Congressi with the Forum Dinner Party: a moment of relaxation dedicated to all the exhibitors and speakers who participated in ForumClub - ForumPiscine 2017. Our guests were able to taste the typical Emilian cuisine (and not only) accompanied by the music of the band from Bologna (and from the Italian X FactorThe Hangovers.


The Hangovers @ Forum Dinner Party