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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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14 Feb 2019
IAAPA winter forum addresses crisis issues
Crisis management and public relations were mixed with water and wildlife as more than 60 attractions industry professionals from 14 countries attended trade association IAAPA’s EMEA Winter Forum in the Canary Islands, Spain, at the end of January 2019.
14 Feb 2019
Speakers announced for Women in Wellness event
The Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place on 12 March in New York City, has announced a host of speakers designed to motivate attendees and galvanise them to take charge of their careers and lead with confidence.
11 Feb 2019
AEG Facilities and SMG merge to create global venue management business
AEG Facilities and SMG has revealed plans to merge, creating a standalone global facility management and venue services company that will operate as ASM Global.
11 Feb 2019
Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from salvaged metals from recycled electronic devices
All medals at the Tokyo 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recycled electronic devices – such as discarded mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops and other handheld devices.
08 Feb 2019
Seven sports secure UK Sport funding to help with Tokyo 2020 plans
Seven sports will receive extra funding to support their plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
08 Feb 2019
Bryan Williams to receive the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award
Dr Bryan Williams will be the recipient of the 2019 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. Williams is an international speaker and author who first spoke to ISPA members in 2006 and focuses on service excellence and leadership effectiveness.
05 Feb 2019
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event
Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival.
31 Jan 2019
2021 Rugby League World Cup venues revealed – Old Trafford to host finals day
Old Trafford in Manchester will host the "finals day" of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021).
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