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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema Added to the 2018 TBI Conference Speaker List

Author: Jan Fambro

Date: 12/21/2017


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

AUSTIN, TX (December 21, 2017) – Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and business of triathlon, today announced that United States Congresswoman (AZ, 9th District) Kyrsten Sinema will join USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris as a key speaker at the 8th Annual TBI Conference, January 26-28 in Tempe, AZ.  Sinema, who opened the 2016 Conference with a very high post-conference survey rating - will speak during the Friday afternoon session.

Congresswoman Sinema is the first sitting member of Congress to complete an IRONMAN and currently serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. A self-described "average athlete," Sinema competed in her first full triathlon in 2013, IRONMAN Arizona, on a course that runs through the area she represents in Congress. In October 2015, she completed the IRONMAN World Championship, and has competed in numerous sprint, Olympic and half-Iron distance triathlons.

“Triathlon is my oxygen - no matter what is happening in my life or the world around me, triathlon keeps me grounded and reminds me that I can do anything,” says Sinema. “I am a better, stronger person because of triathlon.” In early 2015 Sinema was invited to join the Women for Tri Board of Advisors and participate in achieving the goal of changing the landscape of triathlon for women. She currently serves as president of the Board of Advisors for the organization.

The 2018 TBI Conference will be packed full of information and opportunities for everyone involved in the business and sport of triathlon. The current schedule can be found on the TBI Conference webpage. This conference is where the business of triathlon will get done. In addition to the main sessions, the conference has three topic tracks for race directors/services; retail/manufacturers; and coaches/clubs. Registration is open through Currently registration fees are $475 for TBI members and $575 for non-members.  Registration costs go up on January 1, 2018.

Companies interested in conference sponsorship or Expo space should contact

Special conference room rates are available at the conference host hotel the Mission Palms Resort, Tempe, AZ.

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

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