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Registration Opens for TBI’s 2018 Annual Triathlon Business Conference in Tempe, AZ

Author: Jan Fambro

Date: 09/19/2017

Join the conversation at the conference where the business of triathlon gets done:  January 26-28, 2018

AUSTIN, TX – Sept. 19, 2017 – Triathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the business and sport of triathlon, today announced that registration is now open for its 8th Annual Conference January 26 – 28, 2018 at the Mission Palms Resort in Tempe, AZ.

This is the conference where the business of triathlon gets done. Attendees represent swim-bike-run retailers and equipment manufacturers, race directors, race service providers, coaches and others who have a stake in the health and growth of the sport.  Speakers, workshops and networking focus on the business of the sport – trends; challenges; new technology, equipment and products; promotion and marketing; social media and mobile trends; and other topics designed specifically to bring insights into the market forces that shape the growth of triathlon, and its related sports of swimming, biking and running.

From TBI president Dan Empfield … “My last three months has been spent arranging an affordable conference for endurance sport industry stakeholders. To make it easy to travel to and from. To create a professional curriculum for those who work in retail or manufacturing, in event production, or who coach and/or deal directly with athletes. I want a conference that will be fun, informative, educational, that activates deal-making, where swim, bike and run will take place daily, and that is sunny in January! I asked our Tech Partner ACTIVE Network to get us up and running for registrations by Interbike, and we did it!”

In addition to the many opportunities to network and make new contacts, there will be three key content tracks, which are being populated by known professionals within the areas of: (1) retail/manufacturers; (2) race directors; and (3) coaches. Each of these tracks has a committee that is creating content and developing panels that can address the issues attendees need and want insight into.

Keynote speakers and conference schedules will be announced over the coming weeks.

2018 Conference Registration

Current Members

  • $475 through December 31, 2017 (Fees are "all-in"; no additional charges will be added at checkout)
  • $575 from January 1, 2018 to the Conference


  • $575 through December 31, 2017
  • $675 from January 1, 2018 to the Conference

Nonmembers will have the opportunity to join TBI during the Conference registration process. If you join TBI at registration, you will receive the $100 discount of a current member.

Companies and vendors interested in sponsorship or Expo opportunities should contact Jan Fambro or Dan Empfield for more information.

Conference Hotel Block

Room reservations at the Tempe Mission Palms are now open for the conference. TBI has a room block for the conference dates at a $179/night rate, which is a 40% discount off the published weekend rate. This room block is limited and attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible to avoid missing the opportunity. Room reservations. Conference registration opens at 9AM Friday morning and outdoor activities are also planned for the morning. Thursday night reservations are available at this rate on a very limited basis.

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