08:00 - 09:00 - Registration, refreshments, and networking 

Refreshments served in the Atrium

09:00 - 10:30 Morning Plenary Session I (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Cross Sectorial Collaboration

09:00 - Welcome to the conference -  

Conference Chair

09:10 -  Improving Access to Sport and Physical Activity 
  • A New Generation of Physical Activity and Exercise

  • Leveling up Facilities, Infrastructure and the support provided

Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State, Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport. (Invited)

 09:30 - Uniting the Movement 
  • £1.5 Billion Invested since Sporting Future in 2015 across 5000 organisations. Achievements? 

  • Uniting the Movement's Strategy, Implementation Plan, and Investment Areas Year's 2-4

Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England (Invited)

09:50 -   The Vision and Role of OHID
  • Pilot schemes & incentives to help people eat better and exercise more.

  • Cross-sector partnership working

Jonathan Marron, Director General of the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (Invited)

10:10 - Headline Sponsor Presentation 

Presentation Partner to be Confirmed

10:30 -11:00 - Coffee, Refreshments, and Networking

Served in the Atrium

11:00 -12.15 - Morning Plenary Session II (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Securing the Future of Public Sport and Leisure Services 

11:00 - Collaborative Working Across Local Government, Sport England, and Health 
  • Councils as the leaders of their places and advocates for their communities have an important role to play in delivering the implementation plan

  • Supporting work to create a joined-up, strategic plan to encourage people into health and fitness activities as well as taking action on decarbonising the aging leisure estate, which for some councils account for up to 40 percent of their carbon emissions.

  • £875 million investment requirements in leisure facilities, pitches, and parks to enable councils to reduce obesity; ensure a healthier, more active, and productive nation.

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board (Invited)

11:20 -High Quality Data, Technology and Insight  
  • Leisure data, usage, and evidence

  • Next Generation approaches

  • The role of AI 

Case Study Partner to be confirmed

11:40 - Alternative Leisure Funding Models  
  • Delivering outperformance with positive outcomes

  • Sustainable wealth creation enriches investors, society, and the environment.

Case Study Partner to be Confirmed 

12:10 - Urban Innovations. Pocket Parks and Parks Provision at Scale  
  • £9 million of funding to help local authorities create 100 new urban pocket parks across the UK

  • Facilitating more local authorities to create macro and micro spaces to enable communities to build activity in their daily lives. 

Case Study Partner to be Confirmed

12:30 - 13:15 - Masterclass Presentation -  (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

12:30 - 13:15 - Masterclass Presentation -  (Naim Dangor)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

12:30 - 13:15 - Masterclass Presentation -  (Seminar Suite)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

13:15 - 14:15 - Lunch, Refreshments, and Networking 

Served in the Atrium

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - Active Travel (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - Connecting Health and Wellbeing (Naim Dangor)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

14:15 - 15:00 - Masterclass Presentation - Behavioural Change (Seminar Suite)

Presentation Partner to be confirmed 

15:10 - Afternoon Plenary Session  (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Promoting Participation. One future, different paths

15:10 - Evidence and Recommendations
  • The effectiveness of the Government’s current sport and recreation policies?

  • Has the growth of multiple public bodies tasked with promoting participation in sport delivered a healthier and more active nation?

  • Has government policy on sports and recreation met the many expectations that are placed on sport to improve physical and mental health at a grassroots level?

Lord Willis of Knaresborough, Chair of the House of Lords Committee on Sport and Recreation (Invited)

15:30 - Supporting The Physical Activity of the Nation (Confirmed)
  • A new strategy that brings together the required changes to investment, regulation, and taxation can grow the reach and impact of sport and physical activity on the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the nation.

Huw Edwards, CEO, ukactive (Invited)

15:50 - Training, Employment and Skills 

Tara Dillon, CEO, CIMSPA (Invited)

16:10 - Case Study Presentation 

Presentation Partner to be Confirmed

16:30 - Conference Close

Thank you for attending! See you again soon.