Rugby Expo has announced an extension to its existing partnership with Premiership Rugby which confirms the attendance of representatives from all 12 Premiership clubs at Rugby Expo 2014.
Returning to Twickenham for the fourth consecutive year, Rugby Expo 2014 will host meetings for the Aviva Premiership’s commercial and community management teams, both of which will be attended by all 12 Premiership clubs. Staff from Premiership Rugby will also be supporting the event, with a number of the organisation’s senior management team set to take part in the two day conference programme.
Premiership Rugby will also be working closely with Rugby Expo to confirm the attendance of the clubs’ technical and performance teams, including head coaches, performance directors, training and medical staff.
The 2014 partnership has been confirmed following the positive feedback from last year’s event and Premiership Rugby’s determination to continue to show its support for Rugby Expo, which has experienced significant growth since it was first hosted at Twickenham in 2011.
Commenting on the extended agreement, John Hockey, chairman of Rugby Ventures said, “It is fantastic to be able to confirm the continuation of our partnership with Premiership Rugby, with the event guaranteeing a platform for the clubs’ executives and senior management to meet, network and engage with key industry suppliers.
“The feedback from last year’s event was very positive and with England’s top flight set to be represented in full for the second consecutive year, alongside senior management from Premiership Rugby itself, Rugby Expo will again deliver on its promise as the ultimate meeting place for the business of club and provincial rugby.”
Dominic Hayes, commercial director for Premiership Rugby added, “I have attended Rugby Expo for the last two years and I continue to be impressed with the work that goes into the event, ensuring the delivery of quality speakers, topical debate and the overall attendees. Rugby Expo certainly deserves its place in the sport and it is important that we have a platform for clubs, rights holders, brands and suppliers to meet and discuss commercial opportunities, knowing that everyone involved in the sport at a senior level will be there.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the team at Rugby Expo to make the event a great success and we are sure the clubs will benefit in many ways from their attendance.”
Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby’s communications director, said: “I have always enjoyed my involvement with Rugby Expo, having been a part of the event’s conference programme for the last two years, and on both occasions I have been impressed by the levels of honesty and debate surrounding issues affecting both the professional and community game.
“Our clubs do excellent work in their local communities and Rugby Expo gives them the platform to share their opinions and experiences; professional clubs continue to be at the centre of the development of the sport at a local level and Rugby Expo is a fantastic way of bringing together the key individuals that continue to make this happen.”
Taking place at Twickenham on Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 October, Rugby Expo 2014 will include a detailed conference programme comprising main stage plenary sessions, summits and workshops alongside a live exhibition showcasing the latest products and innovations in the sport.
Following the success of previous years, the two day event will switch its focus from the professional game on day one to grass roots rugby and development on day two.
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