International Standards Meeting (ISM)

10:00 to 15:30 CET

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Facing the New Normal Together

The International Standards Meeting (ISM) is EuropeActive’s main event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders in the fitness and wellness industry. It has become one of the most important vocational education events in Europe.

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 ISM will this year be hosted fully online.

The theme of the event, ‘facing the new normal together’, reflects the fact that Covid-19 has posed significant and continuing challenges across the fitness and physical activity industry. This has meant that many education providers have had to rethink their delivery models while the sector workforce has faced either significant reductions in income, the challenge of adjusting their skills to an increasingly digital world and in many cases redundancy.

The ISM will discuss the challenges we all face but will also look to the future and the opportunities that are appearing out of adversity. The education programmes most needed to support the workforce in the new normal, how these programmes can be delivered and how we can best support the preventative health solution our industry represents.

A full one day 'online' Programme


10:00 - 10:10

Introduction and welcome


David Stalker, President, EuropeActive

10:10 - 10:50

Update on the work of the PSC and EREPS


Julian Berriman, PSC Director, EuropeActive
Anna Bogdanova, Deputy Director – EREPS
Anna Szumilewicz, Deputy Director – Standards

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee Break


11:10 - 12:00

The future of personal training

Bryan O’Rourke, Fitness Industry Technology Council, USA            
Julian Berriman, PSC Director, EuropeActive
Anna Bogdanova, PT, Denmark
Jennifer Halsall, Basic-Fit International
Rocco Venizelos, PT, Greece

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break


13:00 - 13:20

Ensuring good practice and safety: The CEN Standards


Cliff Collins, Director of Programmes, EuropeActive

13:20 - 13:40

THINK Active - Actively informing the sector


Prof. Alfonso Jiménez, GOfit LAB

13:40 - 14:00

Active Leaders Programme - Educating our future industry leaders


Andreas Paulsen, Executive Director, EuropeActive

14:00 - 14:20

Tea Break


14:20 - 15:20

Exploring the value of online delivery of fitness training courses


Charlie Heywood, Accreditation Manager, EuropeActive
Arnar Hafsteinsson, Keillir Health Academy, Iceland

15:20 - 15:30

Concluding remarks


Julian Berriman, PSC Director, EuropeActive

Register your place now..!

To register your place at the International Standards Meeting click the link below and complete the form in full.

Member Discount

Key contcts of Accredited Providers and EuropeActive members are eligible for a €20 discount on the ISM delegate fee.
Check your emails for instructions on how to redeem the discount.