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press release: ukactive

Active Uprising 2024 heads to London with agenda for growth and improving nation’s health

07 Dec 2023
Active Uprising 2024 will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, on 1 February / ukactive
ukactive has announced the agenda and first speakers for Active Uprising 2024, with the sector’s flagship conference kicking off the year by heading to London for the first time.

The event will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, on Thursday 1 February and the first round of speakers to be revealed include Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater, sport psychologist and leadership coach, Dean Leak and ukactive Chair, Mike Farrar.

Active Uprising began in Manchester in 2018, where it was hosted again in 2019, before moving to Birmingham in 2022. In 2024, ukactive will bring together more than 700 leaders from across the worlds of health, fitness, leisure, sport, politics, and business in London, as Westminster gears up for the expected General Election.

Mike Farrar will kick-off proceedings by reflecting on the sector’s progress alongside the wider health landscape, drawing upon 13 years of CEO experience, to outline the sector’s opportunity to support the national health agenda.

Kim Leadbeater, who has been a Labour MP since 2021, will chair the first panel session of the day, titled, ‘The NHS and the fitness and leisure sector: what do we need from each other?’

Kim is a huge supporter of ukactive’s work and this year worked with the Fabian society to author the report, ‘Healthy Britain: A new approach to health and wellbeing’. As well as her political expertise, Kim is also a qualified personal trainer and a lecturer.

The first confirmed keynote speaker for the day is Dean Leak, a high-performance senior leader and coach with over 10 years of experience working in elite sport, supporting gold medal winning Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dean’s talk will draw on his inspirational work and winning mindset to explain how the health of the nation and the health of your organisation, starts with you.

Leading representatives are also expected from the Government and the Opposition, to be announced shortly.

The afternoon’s breakout sessions include a focus on ‘Operational excellence and resilience’, with delegates hearing about the latest sector insights based on consumer research; the role of equality, diversity and inclusion in leveraging the Commonwealth Games; and a spotlight on ukactive’s Sustainable Futures programme to support the sector’s journey to net zero.

Another breakout session, titled ‘Growth and sector development’, will explore emerging opportunities for growth, from harnessing digital strategies and artificial intelligence to new collaborations and partnerships, as well as key areas of risk and standards.
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Bringing together expertise from across the sector to discuss the national health agenda and how our sector can lead the way, will be a perfect opportunity to start the year and showcase the real value of our physical activity sector to key decision makers.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the QEII Centre in what promises to be a packed day filled with fresh inspiration, unmissable insights, and new partnerships.

“2024 is going to be a crucial year for our nation’s future and Active Uprising will help to set the agenda and unite our sectors in our mission to get more people active.”

Tickets are now on early-bird rates but are selling fast! Click hereto purchase yours.

More press releases and updates from ukactive:
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, discusses the ‘Fit for Office’ Parliamentary challenge taking place in March in partnership with Myzone.
The leading bodies for the sport, recreation and physical activity sector have made an urgent call to the main political parties and their leaders to pledge to make the UK the most active nation in Europe.
Izzy Wolridge, ukactive’s Events Manager, shares some of the key takeaways from Active Uprising and how the sector came together to focus on ‘Growth, development and improving the health of the nation’.
Mike Farrar, Chair of ukactive and former CEO of the NHS Confederation, has called on the Government to deploy the physical activity sector urgently to help save the NHS and tackle the UK’s pandemic of poor health and sluggish economy.
On Tuesday 16 January, Shadow Sport Minister Stephanie Peacock MP met with the sport and physical activity sector’s representative organisations to discuss how Labour can harness the impact of sport, recreation and physical activity to create a happier, healthier and more prosperous nation in the event of a change of Government.
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Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
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press release: ukactive

Active Uprising 2024 heads to London with agenda for growth and improving nation’s health

07 Dec 2023
Active Uprising 2024 will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, on 1 February / ukactive
ukactive has announced the agenda and first speakers for Active Uprising 2024, with the sector’s flagship conference kicking off the year by heading to London for the first time.

The event will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, on Thursday 1 February and the first round of speakers to be revealed include Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater, sport psychologist and leadership coach, Dean Leak and ukactive Chair, Mike Farrar.

Active Uprising began in Manchester in 2018, where it was hosted again in 2019, before moving to Birmingham in 2022. In 2024, ukactive will bring together more than 700 leaders from across the worlds of health, fitness, leisure, sport, politics, and business in London, as Westminster gears up for the expected General Election.

Mike Farrar will kick-off proceedings by reflecting on the sector’s progress alongside the wider health landscape, drawing upon 13 years of CEO experience, to outline the sector’s opportunity to support the national health agenda.

Kim Leadbeater, who has been a Labour MP since 2021, will chair the first panel session of the day, titled, ‘The NHS and the fitness and leisure sector: what do we need from each other?’

Kim is a huge supporter of ukactive’s work and this year worked with the Fabian society to author the report, ‘Healthy Britain: A new approach to health and wellbeing’. As well as her political expertise, Kim is also a qualified personal trainer and a lecturer.

The first confirmed keynote speaker for the day is Dean Leak, a high-performance senior leader and coach with over 10 years of experience working in elite sport, supporting gold medal winning Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dean’s talk will draw on his inspirational work and winning mindset to explain how the health of the nation and the health of your organisation, starts with you.

Leading representatives are also expected from the Government and the Opposition, to be announced shortly.

The afternoon’s breakout sessions include a focus on ‘Operational excellence and resilience’, with delegates hearing about the latest sector insights based on consumer research; the role of equality, diversity and inclusion in leveraging the Commonwealth Games; and a spotlight on ukactive’s Sustainable Futures programme to support the sector’s journey to net zero.

Another breakout session, titled ‘Growth and sector development’, will explore emerging opportunities for growth, from harnessing digital strategies and artificial intelligence to new collaborations and partnerships, as well as key areas of risk and standards.
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Bringing together expertise from across the sector to discuss the national health agenda and how our sector can lead the way, will be a perfect opportunity to start the year and showcase the real value of our physical activity sector to key decision makers.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the QEII Centre in what promises to be a packed day filled with fresh inspiration, unmissable insights, and new partnerships.

“2024 is going to be a crucial year for our nation’s future and Active Uprising will help to set the agenda and unite our sectors in our mission to get more people active.”

Tickets are now on early-bird rates but are selling fast! Click hereto purchase yours.

More press releases and updates from ukactive:
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, discusses the ‘Fit for Office’ Parliamentary challenge taking place in March in partnership with Myzone.
The leading bodies for the sport, recreation and physical activity sector have made an urgent call to the main political parties and their leaders to pledge to make the UK the most active nation in Europe.
Izzy Wolridge, ukactive’s Events Manager, shares some of the key takeaways from Active Uprising and how the sector came together to focus on ‘Growth, development and improving the health of the nation’.
Mike Farrar, Chair of ukactive and former CEO of the NHS Confederation, has called on the Government to deploy the physical activity sector urgently to help save the NHS and tackle the UK’s pandemic of poor health and sluggish economy.
On Tuesday 16 January, Shadow Sport Minister Stephanie Peacock MP met with the sport and physical activity sector’s representative organisations to discuss how Labour can harness the impact of sport, recreation and physical activity to create a happier, healthier and more prosperous nation in the event of a change of Government.
ukactive: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
In a soft power exercise, politicians in the UK have been invited to take part in a challenge which encourages them to be more active, while raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
Mike Farrar, chair of UK Active, has called on the UK government to deploy the physical activity sector to support the NHS and tackle the UK’s pandemic of poor health and sluggish economy.
As the UK's political parties set their sights on the general election in 2024, UK Active CEO, Huw Edwards, says there can be no economic growth without better health in the population.
Physiotherapy patients are being offered treatment in leisure centres thanks to a tie-up between London hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’s and local operators, with the arrangement brokered by UK Active as part of its MSK pilots initiative.
People in the UK are getting the message that health clubs can support and protect their health and now the government needs to get on board by delivering greater support for the sector, says UK Active CEO, Huw Edwards.
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Consumer expectations are rising all the time, but nowhere more than in relation to digital. UK Active’s Dave Gerrish explains how the industry is shaping up
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Interview: Mike Farrar
Harnessing the healthcare network to further the fitness sector’s ambitions is the core purpose of UK Active’s new chair, as he explains to Kate Cracknell
Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your best practice. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
ukactive
Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
Huw Edwards, CEO
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