Holistic Approaches to Health and Wellness at FIBO in November

Digital Health, Health at Work and Hygiene are among the top trends in the wellness and health sectors. With its “Meeting Point Health & Wellness” featuring the latest medical therapy and training methods in the exhibition area plus expert lectures, FIBO from 4 to 7 November 2021 addresses these key topics in the health and wellness industries. As many partners as ever will be taking part here with valuable input. FIBO will be held in a hybrid format, that means its broad ranges will be available to visitors from all over the world both on site and digitally.

A strong focus of the trade show will be on the future of the fitness sector and individual solutions to cope with the COVID crisis. “Fitness also makes an indispensable contribution to public health from the medical perspective. Together with our partners we will be giving concrete answers to how not only fitness clubs and coaches but the industry as a whole – including physiotherapists and the wellness sector – can ensure commercial success long term after the COVID crisis,” says Silke Frank, Event Director at FIBO.

Focus Days: Digitalisation, Corporate Health Management and Sports Medicine 

The central point of contact for physiotherapists, therapists, club operators and trainers is the Meeting Point Health & Wellness in Hall 4.2. Through information on trend themes as well as continuous education courses focusing on physiotherapy, participants will gain new knowledge they can use for winning over and retaining members and customers. But ways to successfully integrate new training and therapy concepts into their concepts will also feature on the agenda.

Here visitors are in for Focus Days on the most important topics in physiotherapy and the health industry. The first trade show day on Thursday will be all about the challenges and opportunities associated with digitalisation and Corporate Health Management as the important topic for the future. The latter has gained even further momentum due to the pandemic. Centre stage at FIBO will be the question of what health programmes of the future might look like, also against the backdrop of rising numbers of people working from home. In addition, information will be provided on trends in the fields of nutrition, Digital Health, Mental Health, Medical Fitness as services for integrating into one’s own ranges and (re-)connecting with members or customers. On top of this, continuous education will be offered in the areas of therapy and digitalisation.

On Friday FIBO will focus on the themes sports medicine and sports physiotherapy. Here the agenda will include an expert panel of DGSP on “Exercise is Medicine” involving the experts university professor Dr. Wilhelm Bloch, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. J.M. Steinacker and university professor Dr. med. Bernd Wolfarth as well as lectures by speakers from the sportärztezeitung magazine, and much more besides.
Addressing the focal themes of Fitness & Wellness, FIBO on Sunday will reach out to end users because this target group is also looking for inspiration and information for a healthy lifestyle.

Holistic Approach to Health 

Forming an integral part of the ranges for health-oriented applications is the Wellness und Spa area that is also in focus at Meeting Point Health & Wellness. Here FIBO will cooperate with SpaCamp for the first time with a view to addressing new target groups and dovetailing the areas of wellness and health even more closely. The expert event SpaCamp has been a pioneering, independent think tank providing impulses for themes like spa, wellness and health since 2010.

In addition, contacts from the German Wellness Association will be available for one-on-one wellness and spa consulting. 7 November will also see the winners of the Wellness & Spa Innovation Awards 2021 presented here.

Strong Partners from the Industry

As many partners as ever from the areas of health, fitness, wellness and hospitality will join the fray at this year’s FIBO such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention (German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention), sportärztezeitung magazine, Georg Thieme publishing house, Bundesverband Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (Federal Association of Corporate Health Management), the Prävention & Gesundheit publishing house, the German Wellness Association and the Professional Association of Yoga Teachers. All of these partners will contribute with their expertise to advancing the industry after COVID and reaching out to new target groups.

In cooperation with DFAV, Friday 5 November will see FIBO organise the symposium “Vom Abo zur Verordnung – Der Weg in die Systemrelevanz” (From Subscription to Prescription – The Path to Systemic Importance), which was developed and organised by FIBO founder Volker Ebener. It will primarily revolve around all the services that can give fitness clubs systemic importance. First and foremost, these include the services rendered by physiotherapists on a medical prescription as well as all the services rendered by laypeople in the areas of rehabilitation and prevention that are reimbursed by sickness funds. These ways to be successful will be presented at this symposium.

In Halls 1, 4.2 and 5.2 numerous exhibitors will showcase innovations, concepts and best practices for the wellness and health markets. Organised guided tours through the exhibition halls will help visitors find exactly what they are looking for. For instance, Guided Tours will focus on specific themes such as physiotherapy and hospitality.

Expert lectures delivered by the most successful exhibitors and renowned partners in the Fitness & Health Corner in Hall 4.2 will round off the programme for the health sector and complement exhibitors’ ranges.

“Tag der Sportmedizin”/ Sports Medicine Congress on FIBO Sunday

Celebrating a premiere this year is the “Tag der Sportmedizin” that targets sports physicians and physiotherapists. Under the motto “When therapy becomes training” this congress will deal with the opportunities and potential of combined sports-medical applications. To this end, FIBO has enlisted the renowned “sportärztezeitung” magazine as a partner. This day brimming with innovative and practice-driven content will be all about applied sports medicine, featuring experienced physicians and therapists from competitive sports.

How Technologies can unburden our Future Health Systems

As part of the hybrid event, content at the “Aufstiegskongress” will also be presented in digital format. This congress offers a high-quality programme with hot-ticket topics including training, nutrition and corporate health management.

In November FIBO and Europe’s leading conference for fitness technology, theFitTech Summit, will continue building their partnerships and in doing so pick up on various themes of the future. This encompasses the synergies between holistic health and fitness. Discussions will also address the question of how technologies can unburden our future health systems.

On the day before FIBO starts, the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF) will once again mark the kick-off to the trade show. This the most relevant international congress for top decision-makers in the fitness industry will be held on 3 November. Interactive sessions featuring high-calibre European and international speakers will deal with health, all things digital and standards, to name but a few topics. On top of this, current market data on the state of the industry after COVID will be published.

For more information on FIBO and on the line-up in November go to www.fibo.com.