“The Mountain" from Game of Thrones, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will be flexing some serious muscle at Africa’s leading health, wellness and festival - FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

This record-setting giant is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World's Strongest Man competitions in the same calendar year. In 2015 at the World's Strongest Viking competition held in Norway, The Mountain carried a 10-metre-long, 650-kg log for five steps, thus breaking a 1 000-year-old record.

Visitors we have the chance to take photos with The Mountain, get his autograph and attend a 45-minute question and answer session on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October. Tickets are limited, so to confirm your meet & greet with “The Mountain” book your place now at, and don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

Saturday 27 October

  • Photos and Autographs: 2pm – 3pm
  • Q&A: 5 – 6pm

Sunday 28 October

  • Photos and Autographs: 11am – 12pm
  • Q&A: 3pm – 4pm

Price: R150 for a photo opportunity and R150 for an autograph session. The price includes access into the Q&A session.

“The Mountain” is proudly brought to FIBO Africa by Gauteng Tourism Authority.

To find out more about FIBO Global Fitness Africa, our partners, exhibitors, schedule of events, what to expect and of course how to plan your weekend at FIBO Africa, please visit:
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About Dis-Chem
Since 1978, Dis-Chem Pharmacies been South Africa’s first choice in pharmacies, with linked dispensaries, family clinics, comprehensive self-medication centres and so much more. As a leading specialist in health food, beauty, sport supplements, health and well-being, Dis-Chem Pharmacies offers the widest ranges in these categories, along with expert advice, competitive prices, and a world class Benefits programme, which rewards customers and gives back to the community through the Foundation. Every day, in every way, we strive to keep our promise to be ‘Pharmacists who care’.

About FIBO Global Fitness Africa
FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is a three-day event focusing on the fitness, wellness and health industry and that is open to the public. From 26 to 28 October, visitors will be exposed to everything (from apparel to equipment and nutrition) as well as see the latest developments in the industry. In addition, visitors will be able to take part in various group fitness activities and watch fitness competitions.

FIBO Global Fitness Africa Summit will host International and local experts who will share their expertise and insights into the latest industry trends on 26 October.  Inclusive of an exhibition & demo area to showcase the various exhibitors products and offerings, this platform is built to the industry’s requirements to not only facilitate more business, but networking and relationship building too.

About FIBO Global Fitness
From Cologne to Shanghai and Johannesburg to the United States: FIBO is expanding its global activities and establishing a direct presence in the target markets. FIBO in Cologne, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, draws about 1,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors to Germany each year. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. FIBO China has been the central meeting place of the Asian fitness industry since 2014. FIBO Africa and FIBO USA will be launched in 2018.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face to face through data and digital tools at over 500 events a year, in more than 43 countries, attracting more than 7m participants. East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group PLC, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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