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TBI, USA Triathlon to present conferences side by side

Published August 30, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and USA Triathlon have announced that they will collaborate to consecutively present their respective annual conferences: the TBI Conference and USA Triathlon's Annual Race Director Symposium, both presented by Active Network.

The joint endeavor eliminates the need for participants to go to two locations on different weekends, the organizations stated.

The conferences will be held Jan. 20-24, 2017, in Dallas at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel.

The annual USA Triathlon Race Director Symposium is an opportunity for race directors to gain knowledge from professionals in event planning and execution, as well as earn continuing education units to enhance their professional status. The USA Triathlon symposium will run from Jan. 20-22, with check-in/registration on Jan. 19.

The TBI Conference addresses the business aspects of the swim-bike-run industry, focusing on topics such as trends and predictions in retailing, equipment, technology applications, international expansion, new concepts, risks, legal issues, customer service and event management. Check-in/registration for the TBI Conference will be held Jan. 22, with programming through Jan. 24.

"The entire USA Triathlon staff looks forward to this inaugural collaboration and to welcoming our race director family to Dallas in January," said Kathy Matejka, USA Triathlon's event services director. "The business and industry of triathlon are evolving rapidly, and the competitive economic climate requires this type of collaboration. We feel it is important to our members and industry constituents that we provide the best opportunities for knowledge and growth. The conference partnership with TBI provides both."

TBI president Richard Adler said: "We are looking forward to this endeavor and believe it will clearly expand the breadth and depth of information sharing. On behalf of TBI, I hope this is just the first of our collaborative efforts with USA Triathlon to improve and grow the sport of triathlon."

Registration will open in September through Active Network. Companies interested in conference sponsorship or expo space can contact Matthew Stone at for USA Triathlon or Jan Fambro at for TBI.


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