Sports Summit 2016 - What's in store?

Helen Underwood, Events Officer, looks ahead to what delegates can expect to learn and find out at this year's Sports Summit.

The Sports Summit 2016, in association with Perkins Slade, will take place on Wednesday 25 May at the Kia Oval. This year’s theme of ‘Evidencing Impact and Using Data’ will prepare delegates on how to adapt and implement the Government’s new Sporting Future sports strategy.

Some of the changes highlighted in the sports strategy are around how to measure both social and economic impact and also how local government will commission and work across the sport and recreation sector in the future. In order to provide you with some great insight into these changes so you are able to prepare we have put together a select panel of speakers:

• Jennie Price CEO of Sport England will be speaking to us for the first time since the strategy was released in December 2015. It is also anticipated that the Sport England strategy will be released prior to the Sports Summit, so this will give delegates one of the first opportunities to hear directly from Jennie about their new strategy.
• Tom Kingsley is the Director of Sport and Sponsorship at EY and he will be questioning some of EY’s sporting clients on the value of measuring impact to drive decision making, with a focus on major sporting events.
• Damien Stevenson is Head of Insight at the ASA and he will share first-hand experience of how insight can impact upon NGBs and the wider sport and recreation sector.
• Lee Preston is Head of Sport and Community Activity from Manchester City Council will give some insight into how local government will work with sport and recreation to drive participation and reduce levels of inactivity, as well as looking into the social value of sport.

There will also be workshops throughout the day that will give you the opportunity to understand exactly how some of the changes from the strategy may impact your organisation. They will give you some ideas on how you can measure and articulate economic impact and how the new measures featured in the strategy may help you demonstrate beyond just participation numbers the impact your sport or physical activity is having. They will also cover the role of volunteers and fans in determining impact and how the sport and recreation sector can better respond to the pressures of commercialisation and changes to funding.

We will sharing a full programme for the day very soon – so watch this space. Tickets are going fast so make sure you have secured your place.

To find out more about the Summit and to book your place, click here.

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