Life Time Announces Panels on Sustainable Business and Climate Change and E-Mobility Session at Sea Otter Classic Summit, Ap
February 11, 2022
Sessions to be led by national business and government leaders for diverse audience of outdoor recreation executives
MONTEREY, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2022) – Life Time, the nation's premier Healthy Way of Life brand (NYSE: LTH), and the Sea Otter Classic today announced speakers and discussion leaders who will lead timely and relevant conversations on sustainable business, climate change and e-mobility at the upcoming Sea Otter Classic Summit, April 5-7.
The Summit will bring together executive leaders in the outdoor, bicycle, overland and endurance categories in Monterey, California immediately prior to the Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental.
“Bringing panels and sessions such as this to our first-ever Sea Otter Classic Summit will provide much needed conversation and movement as the outdoor categories are part of an economic sector that employs four million people, is worth more than half a trillion dollars, and have expanded rapidly over the past two years,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events and Media at Life Time. “Historically, each category has been viewed as an individual industry, yet experience shows that they are intimately connected by a rapidly-evolving, shared customer.”
The Summit features the first-ever panel on the outdoor recreation community’s role to shape policy, reverse the scale of climate change, and create a more inclusive outdoors experience through public and private partnerships. The discussion will be led by Katie Hawkins, California Program Manager at Outdoor Alliance and California’s Outdoor Recreation Commissioner. The panel includes:
- Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
- Marc Berejka, Director, Community Advocacy & Impact, REI Co-op
- Vipe Desai, Executive Director, Surf Industry Members Association
A three-part session on e-mobility will begin with venture-capital executive Dennis “DJ” Jenson with MidOcean Partners, who will speak to the opportunity of e-mobility and findings from a lengthy research project designed to anchor a new investment fund in e-mobility. From there, Fox Racing CEO Jeff McGuane will share why Fox Racing is about to enter its biggest growth curve to date, hinging on e-bike and e-moto. McGuane will be followed by a leading RV brand executive, who will present the path to launching a new e-RV chassis.
Through the Sea Otter Classic Summit, Life Time is providing the resources and inspiration needed to grow the outdoor recreation industry’s collective impact by providing a place to meet and share ideas. Summit guests will leave Monterey with actionable strategies for how these demands will affect future business and how they can modernize quickly to stay on pace with consumer evolution. In addition, attendees will grow their networks beyond their endemic categories and learn from peers at leading companies in tertiary outdoor recreation industries.
Additional speakers and discussion topics will be announced throughout February. Futurist’ Chris Riddell is the Summit’s opening keynote speaker and will discuss the continually changing global economy and business landscape driven by ongoing consumer evolution, providing a forward view to executives.
Registration for the Summit is now open. Attendee numbers will be limited to ensure the most productive, in-person networking and learning possible. Executives interested in attending are encouraged to register at seaotterclassicsummit.com.
Over nearly 30 years, Life Time has reshaped the way consumers approach their health through omnichannel, healthy way of life communities that address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment. More than 30,000 Life Time professionals are dedicated to providing the best programs and experiences at more than 155 Life Time athletic resort destinations in the United States and Canada, and via a complementary, comprehensive digital platform and portfolio of iconic athletic events – all with the objective of inspiring healthier, happier lives. For more information visit lifetime.life.
About the Life Time Sea Otter Classic
Known as the "World's Premiere Cycling Festival'', the Life Time Sea Otter Classic is a four-day celebration of cycling featuring 9,000 athletes, 7,000 campers, 1,000 exhibiting brands and 300 international media representatives. The 32nd annual Sea Otter Classic is set to take place April 7-10, 2022, at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California. For more information visit www.seaotterclassic.com.