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FitBiz Podcast: FiSA North America's Sean Kirby Interview.

This week, Tom Perkins and Dave DePew get the inside scoop on the business end of the Fitness industry from FiSA North America's Sean Kirby! Learn more about the Fitness Industry Suppliers Association (FiSA N.A.)

Sean Kirby Interview

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Interview with Sean Kirby, the National Sales Director of ASF International
Main Topic: Learn about the history and purpose of FiSA North America!

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December 8, 2006; 33:38 minutes; 7.70 MB  audio

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About This Episode

History & Purpose Of FiSA N.A. With Sean Kirby

    Sean Kirby is a Board Member of Fitness Industry Suppliers Association North America ( and the National Sales Director of ASF International (

    The purpose of FiSA N.A. is to improve business conditions within the commercial sector and selected areas of the retail fitness sector and to assist all suppliers in dealing with common business problems.

    FiSA N.A. was incorporated in April of 2000 as a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation.

FiSA N.A. Logo.

    FiSA events are designed to connect suppliers with decision-makers in several vertical segments in an educational and entertaining setting. Events include pre-set, one-on-one appointments, social and networking activities designed to help build relationships. FiSA events do not require suppliers to purchase exhibit space.

-> Here Are A Few Of The Questions Sean Answered:

    Give us a brief history of the FiSA Invitational.

    How is the FiSA Invitational structured?

    How many buyers and suppliers generally attend?

    What's the primary goal of the event?

    ASF International has been around since 1973. Briefly summarize your company's history.

    How did you get involved the fitness industry?

    Where do you see the fitness industry headed toward?

    How do you see the relationship between suppliers and fitness facility operators?