The Club Industry Show, produced by Informa Markets, is moving to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis in 2020, the brand announced prior to the keynote address at this year's show in Chicago on Oct. 10.
The 2020 show will occur Oct. 14-16. Early registration, now offered at a special discounted rate, is available online.
"After years in Chicago, Club Industry is thrilled to continue its evolution as a conference and networking event by moving to a world-class venue in one of America's burgeoning cities," Marty McCallen, managing director for Club Industry, said of the move. "Every year, our show aims to deliver the very best tools and education that today's fitness professionals need to succeed. For 2020, we couldn't think of a better location to do so than Union Station. The venue has a real 'wow' factor, in addition to being intuitively designed and centrally located in the city. We believe show attendees will have a fun, fluid and fulfilling experience there."
Union Station, a National Historic Landmark, first opened in 1894 as a passenger intercity train terminal and began undergoing major modernization renovations in the mid-1980s. Today, the space offers a stylish mix of classic-meets-modern with its vaulted ceilings, terrazzo floors, glazed terracotta bricks and stained glass windows. The venue's namesake AAA Four Diamond hotel is part of the Hilton Curio Collection portfolio and offers 539 guest rooms and suites. Other amenities include a market, restaurant, 65,000-square-foot aquarium and sweeping Grand Hall that hosts nightly 3D laser shows.
Union Station is located near dozens of St. Louis attractions including the Anheuser-Busch Brewery; Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals; and the famed Gateway Arch, the centerpiece of America's newest national park.
St. Louis, located approximately four hours southwest of Chicago, was recently named America's best city for nightlife by Apartment Guide and dubbed "The City You're Missing" by Southwest Magazine.
Registration for the 2020 show is now available and additional details are forthcoming.