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13 Apr 2018
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising

Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny, has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for ukactive’s Active Uprising in Manchester this summer.

Kenny, a four-time Olympic champion, will share her success story with guests at the event which takes place from 21 to 23 June.

ukactive CEO Steven Ward said: "Laura’s passion for sport and physical activity is clear for all to see and she has an incredible story to share with delegates."

ukactive has also announced two headline speakers from the world of human performance for the event – Mike Collier, the man behind McLaren Applied Technology’s Human Performance Centre of Excellence and EXOS founder and human performance expert Mark Verstegen.

The duo will share their experience in applying performance-based methodology, nurturing talent, performance improvement and delivering personalisation at scale to impact population health.

Active Uprising will combine a conference and the ukactive Awards and will culminate in the Active Uprising Weekend – a festival of physical activity across Greater Manchester.

The conference will bring together five major streams, spanning the breadth of the physical activity sector – SWEAT North, ActiveLab, Community, ukactive Kids and Ignite.

The ActiveLab strand includes ActiveLab Live, which represents the climax of ukactive’s 12-week start-up accelerator programme, showcasing this year’s cohort as each company presents their project in a live forum.

Speakers joining the ActiveLab strand include Philip Newborough, CEO of Bridges Fund Management; Jim Graham, managing director of Nonlinear Thinking; and Jason Worthy, VP fitness solutions and innovation at Life Fitness.

Steven Ward added: “The wider agenda for Active Uprising has been built in collaboration with our members and partners to represent the very latest thinking shaping the future evolution of our sector.

"Active Uprising will have an unrivalled agenda with clear take-homes for every attendee.

“Together, we’ll explore the rapid pace of innovation, the future trends in fitness, community-level partnerships, the health of the next generation, and cutting-edge learning and development opportunities."


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18 Apr 2019
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism
The agenda for the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been set and will feature experts in both medical tourism and wellness tourism, who will explore emerging trends and opportunities in both sectors.
18 Apr 2019
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards
Ukactive has revealed the finalists for its annual industry awards – with this year's edition declared as the largest ever.
17 Apr 2019
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
14 Apr 2019
Healing Hotels' Anne Biging receives ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Women’s Economic Forum
Anne Biging, co-founder and CEO of Healing Hotels of the World, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade in Business & Leadership’ at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India.
08 Apr 2019
World Leisure now accepting applications for Innovation Prize
World Leisure Organization (WLO) is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize.
05 Apr 2019
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity
The organiser of physical activity trade show Elevate has signed up Metro Blind Sport as its charity partner for this year's event.
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive.
28 Mar 2019
Second annual Women in Wellness Leadership Conference inspires professional growth
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 12 March.
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