Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer Gary Vitti to Deliver Xploration 17 Keynote

Sponsored by RICOH USA, the 32-Year Team Veteran Will Tell You Winning Starts from the Top on Down

Lutz, FL — January 11, 2017—Xplor International, today announced their Xploration 17 keynote presentation will be delivered by Gary Vitti, Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer. The presentation titled You Can Never Have Enough Talent…. But it is the Most Overrated Thing in Life will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  The Xploration 17 conference is being held at the Caribe Royale Orlando from March 28-30th. For more information or to register:

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“We are excited to have Gary as part of our event and thank RICOH USA for their sponsorship and making it possible.” says Skip Henk, EDP, President/CEO of Xplor International. “Gary is a motivating force both on and off the court. His time as the Lakers Athletic Trainer, accomplishments as a lecturer, writer and TV personality, along with his extensive philanthropic work, makes Gary a great choice for our 2017 keynote speaker.”

Mr. Vitti has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years, spending the last 32 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the storied Los Angeles Lakers. During his tenure he has worked with basketball Hall of Fame greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Jamaal Wilkes, James Worthy, and future Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant.

In addition to his tenure with the Lakers, Vitti lectures internationally, has written a syndicated column for the L.A Times, created an exercise video, published articles in peer reviewed journals, and appeared in two Hollywood movies.  He has been featured by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox News Sports, The Doctor’s Show, Hoop Magazine, NBATV, CCTV China, Tencent China and Time Warner Cable Network as well as several international publications.

Gary is also known for his philanthropic work, creating the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Foundation. During his tenure as chairman, he was involved with organ and tissue donation, the Miami Project for paralysis, the National Kidney Foundation, and provided countless scholarships for young athletic training students.  He served on the board of a Window Between Worlds, an organization that uses art as a healing tool for survivors of domestic violence and is currently is on the advisory board of Team Heal, an organization that provides health care and education as well as scholarships in underserved communities.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with Xploration 17 attendees” says Gary Vitti. “I hope to offer many stories, both funny and sad, that will provide profound motivation for attendees to find their path and be the best!”

About Xploration 17: The the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Other features include:

  • 60+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Keynote Speaker – Gary Vitti, Legendary L.A. Lakers Athletic Trainer
  • Vendor Forum
  • Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Production Workflow Basics Course by acadami  (included in the price of registration)

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to register, visit Questions should be directed to or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at

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