The name may have changed but the show and expo — basically — remain the same. The Athletic Business Conference has a new name, the Athletic Business Conference & Expo, reflecting Athletic Business' purchase of IHRSA's share of the trade show.

With more than 250 exhibitors slated to be on hand at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from Dec. 4 to 6, and 3,000 attendees set to visit them it seems the name change hasn't taken any of the wind from the sails of this show.

In its 22nd year, the Athletic Business Conference & Expo will have plenty of conference sessions to keep attendees busy when they aren't searching for the latest equipment and services on the show floor of Hall E. Offering 75 sessions in 11 distinct tracks such as Leadership, People Management and Personal Development, Facility Design and Construction (two tracks), Aquatics Programming and Management and a new track sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging, the show has a little bit of something for every type of facility be it colleges and universities, municipal recreation, military bases, YMCAs, fitness clubs or amateur sports organizations from around the world.

But no trip to Orlando would be complete without some networking opportunities — or a ride on the Incredible Hulk.

Starting with tours of local universities, a golf outing and pre-conference workshops on Dec. 3, it doesn't take long for the networking opportunities to begin. Once the show starts in earnest on Dec. 4, the choices only balloon. There will be keynote addressees by notables Keith Harrell, president and CEO, Harrell Performance Systems, and Rick Pitino, head basketball coach, University of Louisville. During the opening reception, there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to expand their networking circles. Attendees can mix with exhibitors for a fun-filled evening of food, drink, music and dancing with The Boomers, recognized as one of Florida's most popular party and dance bands.

So, whether you're looking for new products, increased education — many courses carry CEUs — or a chance to network yourself and your facility to others it may just be worth a trip to Mickey's neighborhood.

Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 2

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration

Wednesday, Dec. 3

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshop: Design & Construction 101: Building a Facility from Concept to Completion-David Body and Robert Johnston

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pre-conference Tour: Rollins College and University of Central Florida Wayne Densch Sports Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Colorado-Missouri Rec School Pre-conference Workshop

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Tour: University of Florida-Gainesville Recreation and Athletic Facilities

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshop: Facing the Challenge of Challenging Employees-Ruby Newell-Legner

11:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Athletic Business Golf Classic at Champions Gate Golf Club

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshop: Designing Your Dream Facility: Survival of the Fittest- Chris Chivetta and Erik Kocher

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshop: Your Leading Role-Lead by Letting Go-Jane Turrentine

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Sports Field Workshop/Tour-Floyd Perry

Thursday, Dec. 4

7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Seminars

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Keith Harrell

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Trade Show Grand Opening

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Welcome Reception, The Rosen Plaza Hotel

Friday, Dec. 5

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early-Morning Workouts

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Seminars

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Rick Pitino

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trade Show

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Seminars

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Facility of Merit Awards Gala, The Rosen Plaza Hotel

Saturday, Dec. 6

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early-Morning Workouts

8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Seminars

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Trade Show

Exhibitor List*

A Best Enterprises Inc. 1032
Acer Flooring LLC 202
Ace Surfaces North America Inc. 645
ActionPotential 1321
Adolph Kiefer & Associates 410
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America 848
Air Structures American Technologies Inc. 1145
All American Scoreboards 404
Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co. 213
American Athletic Inc. 419
American Mat & Rubber Products Inc. 504
American Safety & Health Institute 315
Anew International 1344
Ankeny Kell Architects P.A .945
Aphelion Inc. 822
Aqua Massage International Inc. 625
Aqua Products Inc. 314
Aquatic Design Group 436
Aquatic Development Group Inc. 1141
Arch Chemicals Inc. 241
Athletic & Performance Rigging 728
Athletic Business 845
Athletic Management 1139
Athletica Inc. 319
Atlas Track & Tennis 744
A-Turf (a division of Surface America Inc.) 500
AV Now Inc. 122
Laminex Badging Solutions 1433
Basketball Products International Inc. 518
Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc. 211
Biometrics 533
Bleachers International Inc. 1038
Body Cycle/Millenium Fitness International 124
Body Masters 511
BOSU Balance Trainer 644
BroadcastVision 1134
BSDI 746
BSN Sports 426
Cannon Design 627
CAP Sports Systems 1439
ClubCom Cardio Theater 823
CardioVision Inc. 118
Cascadia Sport Systems 200
CC Creations 427
Centaur Floor Systems LLC 727
CheckFree Corp. 1338
Clarin, Div. of Greenwich Industries 345
Clough Harbour Sports 1036
CollegeNet Inc. 138
Collegiate Pacific 739
Colorado Display/Colorado Time Systems 539
Comtec Industries 229
Concept2 Inc. 325
Connor Sports Flooring Corp. 738
Counsilman/Hunsaker and Associates Inc. 628
Court Co., The 838
Covermaster Inc. 933
CoverSports USA 333
CPRA Facility Design & Management School 1247
Creative Health Products Inc. 1502
CRS Products International Inc. 724
CSI Software 502
CSSI Resilient Surfacing Products 500
Cybex International Inc. 701
Daktronics Inc. 448
Daley International 1046
DC Sports Inc. 332
Design-Tec 1233
Dillard Gov't Sales/Div. of Dillard Sports 540
Dinoflex Mfg. Ltd. 432
Dodge-Regupol Inc. 619
Douglas Sport Nets & Equipment Co. 439
Draper Inc. 341
EFI Sports Medicine 1226
Eldorado Wall Co. 1133
Ellerbe Becket Inc. 636
Entre Prises USA Climbing Walls 1427
Essential Industries Inc. 529
Everlast Performance Flooring 718
Eversan Inc./Unitec Mfg. Division 528
Executive Business Media Inc. 413
Extreme Engineering 1238
Fabiano Designs International 1240
Fair-Play Scoreboards 148
FieldTurf Inc. 639
Fit Express Inc. 925
FitLinxx 1504
FlagHouse 1501
Flex Fitness Inc. 1312
Fortress Locker Systems IHFS 329
FreeMotion Fitness 1300
Future Pro Inc. 334
General Services Administration 1334
GeoFitness Inc. 1345
Gibson Inc. 1241
Gill Athletics 538
Goalsetter Systems Inc. 640
Graham/Meus Inc. Architects 337
Hampton Fitness Products Ltd. 110
Hastings & Chivetta Architects 512
Hide-A-Bench Inc. 341
Hoist Fitness Systems 1118
Hollman Inc. 1441
Horner Flooring Co. 549
Humane Manufacturing LLC 1232
Hydra-Rib 307
Hydromassage 1339
I.D. Edge Inc. 335
ICA 1532
Ideal Products Inc. 1336
Integrated Architecture 112
Intek Strength 1419
International Cellulose Corp. 632
International Council on Active Aging 745
Island Oasis 403
Jammin' Apparel Inc. 1434
Jaypro Sports Inc. 114
Johnson Machine Works 1435
Jump Stretch Inc. 1612
K&K Insurance Group Inc. 1236
Kay Park-Recreation Corp. 545
KBE of North Americaq 1234
Keeper Goals 535
Keiser Corp. 425
Kwik Goal Ltd. 1039
Landice Treadmills 1600
Lawson Aquatics Inc. 939
Legacy Lockers 839
Leslie's Poolmart 1423
Life Fitness 900
Lincoln Equipment Inc. 440
Lyon Workspace Products 326
M. Putterman & Co. Inc. 1500
Magnum Fitness Systems 915
Mateflex-Mele Corp. 526
Maximum Solutions Inc. 634
Medical Fitness Association 626
MedX 1218
M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better 840
MicroFit Inc. 741
Missouri Park and Recreation Association 220
Missouri Turf Paint 1510
Mitchell Rubber Products Inc. 638
Mity-Lite Inc. 226
Mondo USA 532
Moody Nolan Inc. 1140
Moser Pilon Nelson Architects 1244
MuscleTech Research & Development 527
Musco Lighting 405
National Alliance for Youth Sports 947
National Athletic Trainers Association 832
Nautilus 1101
Neptune-Benson Inc. 1237
Nevco Scoreboard Co. 510
Nicros Inc. 1144
NIK Design Inc. 328
NIRSA 1135
PBI Market Equipment 313
NuStep Inc. 525
Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative 1333
Oscoda Plastics Inc. 424
Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc. 312
Paramount Fitness Corp. 1400
Pawling Corp. 401
Perdue Acoustics 834
Permaline Sports 1444
Plexipave Sports Surfaces 1512
Polar Electro Inc. 1327
Porter Athletic Equipment Co. 444
Power Lift 1426
Power Systems 1245
Precor Inc. 501
Promats Inc. 1138
Pyramide USA Inc. 1533
QNC Inc. 441
Qualite Sports Lighting Inc. 321
Quantum Fitness Corp. 1126
R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc./Pilot Rock 1614
RDG Sports 435
Recreation Management Magazine 647
Recreonics Inc. 418
RenoSys Corp. 215
Riddell 240
RLS Lighting Inc. 339
RMT Aquatics 340
Robbins Sports Surfaces 833
Rockville Partitions Inc. 1432
Rowley International Inc. 222
S&S Worldwide 305
Sasaki Associates Inc. 940
Schelde North America 301
Signature Fencing 1332
Sink Combs Dethlefs 938
SmartPool Inc. 1514
Specialized Seating 429
Spectrum Scoreboards 1335
SpiderCourt Inc. 633
Sport Court Inc. 414
Sport Floors Inc. 506
Sportlite Inc. 311
Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh) 937
Sports-o-Zone 1438
SPRI Products Inc. 219
SRI Sports Inc. 415
Stanmar Inc. 1045
Star Trac 715
Starena International USA 230
Steam Sauna 216
Strive Enterprises Inc. 1410
Structures Unlimited Inc. 224
Swedish Backcare System Inc. 120
SwimEx Systems 726
SwimGuard USA 1239
Taraflex Sports Flooring by Gerflor 225
Taylor Made/Adidas Golf Co. 1440
Tetra Tech Inc. 1044
Thera-Band Products/Hygenic Corp. 1539
TKH Design 208
TMP Associates Inc. 411
True Fitness Technology 1107
Tuflex Rubber Flooring 134
Turbo Link International Inc.-TLI Sports 935
U.S. Filter, Stranco Products 150
U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc. 412
UCS Inc. 537
UniMac 303
Vermont Systems Inc. 841
VersaClimber/VersaPulley 146
VitalTen 142
VOA Associates Inc. 1040
Vortex Fitness Equipment 733
W.A. Schmidt 1554
Walk4Life Inc. 108
Walker's Warehouse (The) 233
Water Technology Inc. 320
Williams Associates Architects Ltd. 221
Woodway USA 519
Woolpert LLP 310
Worldwide Sport Nutritional Supplements/MET-Rx 1418
Worth Inc. 1340
X Vest 723
Yarger Design Group Inc. 1137
Yeadon Fabric Domes Inc. 433
ZOLL Medical Corporation 140
*As of Nov. 4, 2003