Free-to-attend Conference and Seminar Sessions

When you register for your free pass to attend Elite Sports Expo you will gain access to a huge range of seminar sessions, workshops and the Thought-Leaders Conference. The Elite Sports specific timetable is shown below, but you can also click here for the full programme including Elevate and COPA streams.

Elevate Thought-Leaders Conference Future Performance Seminar Stream Maximising wellbeing and performance seminar stream COPA Workshop: Podiatry COPA Workshop - Applying Acupuncture Sports Massage Workshop by JING

Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:20 The impact of a good night’s sleep on wellbeing, resilience and performance
Tiina Hoffman, Exercise Physiologist , Firstbeat
Wellbeing & Performance
10:00 - 10:50 Applying science to sports performance
Professor Ben Jones, Professor of Sports Physiology and Performance , Leeds Beckett University
Kevin Currell, Director of Science and Technical Development , English Institute of Sport
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Keynote Address: Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture Media and Sport
Mims Davies MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society , Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
10:45 - 11:25 The evolution of hydration and human performance
Marie-Louise Farag, Group Head of Nutrition, Cellnutrition
Dr Marc Bubbs, Performance Nutrition Lead, Canada Basketball
Wellbeing & Performance
11:05 - 11:55 Prevention not cure - what is the role of personalised care?
Helen Gilburt, Policy Fellow, The Kings Fund
James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Charity and Market Development Director, Nuffield Health
Thomas Kearney, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England
Ruthe Isden, Head of Health and Care Influencing, Age UK
11:40 - 12:00 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): improving athletic performance and accelerating recovery
Dr Maria Makeeva, OxyHealth Europe
Wellbeing & Performance
12:15 - 12:45 Keynote Address: Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive , Sport England
12:15 - 12:35 Stress, Food Intolerance & Sport Performance: Overtraining Syndrome
Dr Nigel Abraham, Scientific Director, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences
Wellbeing & Performance
12:30 - 13:10 Fuelling – from people to podiums
Mike Naylor, Head of Performance Nutrition , English Institute of Sport
12:50 - 13:30 Delivering impact and value through workplace wellness
Dr. Ken van Someren, Director, KvS Performance
Simon Shepard, Chief Executive, Optima-life
Dr Paul Smith, Business Development Director , ART Health Solutions
Wellbeing & Performance
13:05 - 14:00 What is the future of sport and mass participation?
Chris Grant, Managing Director , 14A
Nico Heslop, Head of Sport, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Nigel Walker, National Director , English Institute of Sport
Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport
13:25 - 14:05 Optimising respiratory tract health in athletes
Dr Mike Loosemore MBE, Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine, English Institute of Sport
13:50 - 14:30 Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition
Dr Glenys Jones, Acting Chief Executive & Communications Manager , Association for Nutrition
Chris Cashin, Nutrition and Sports Nutrition Lead, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Dr Ali Hill, Solent University
Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic and World Champion
Wellbeing & Performance
14:30 - 15:25 Female health in sport
Associate Professor Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Associate Professor , Female Physiology, Nottingham Trent University
Lloyd Parker, Performance Nutritionist , Everton FC
Anna Boniface, Physiotherapist and Endurance Athlete
14:30 - 15:20 Physical activity a catalyst for change in the criminal justice system?
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
Professor Rosie Meek, Criminological Psychology, School of Law, Royal Holloway University of London
Dr Phillip Lee MP, Former Justice Minister
Justin Coleman, Director of Operations and Secretariat, Alliance of Sport
Chrissie Wellington, Global Head of Health and Wellbeing, Park Run
14:50 - 15:30 Plant power: the rise of veganism and plant based diets
Anne-Marie O'Shea, Head of Nutrition , Future Fit Training
Tilly Spurr, Course Lead - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Future Fit Training
Wellbeing & Performance
15:45 - 16:35 Understanding the implications of concussion
Dr James Thing, Consultant Sport and Exercise Physician, International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation, UCL
Professor Antonio Belli, Professor of Trauma Neurosurgeon , University of Birmingham
Dr Simon Kemp, Medical Services Director, Rugby Football Union
15:50 - 16:15 The State of the UK Fitness Industry - the golden age of fitness?
David Minton, Managing Director, Leisure DB
15:50 - 16:20 Intermittent fasting and time restricted feeding: is the timing of when we eat as important as what we eat?
Tilly Spurr, Course Lead - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Future Fit Training
Wellbeing & Performance
16:40 - 17:30 What do customers really want?
David Minton, Managing Director, Leisure DB
Justin Musgrove, Chief Executive , Bannatyne Group
Jamie Ward, CEO and Founder, PayAsUGym
Jan Pieter (JP) Lips, Head of Unified Commerce Enablement, Adyen
Rob Chandler, Head of Customer Loyalty, Sky
16:50 - 17:20 Prehabilitation – preventing injuries before they happen
Cheyne Voss, Physio Director, Ten Health & Fitness
Wellbeing & Performance
16:55 - 17:30 Maximising performance environments – helping athletes to thrive
Dr Kate Hays, Head of Performance Psychology , English Institute of Sport
Joanna Harrison, Head of Performance Lifestyle, English Institute of Sport

Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:30 The foundations of human movement: simplifying the complex puzzle
Jamie Bond, FC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Manchester City FC Academy
Ed Archer, Director Athlete Academy, Manchester City FC Academy
Wellbeing & Performance
10:00 - 10:25 Keynote Address - Professor Dame Sally Davies
Professor Charlie Foster OBE, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health, University of Bristol
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department for Health
10:00 - 10:50 From career changing injury to podium
James Moore, Lead for Performance Services, Team GB, British Olympic Association
Fionn MacPartlin, Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach, Intensive Rehabilitation Unit, British Olympic Association
10:45 - 11:35 What will it take to get our children active?
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
David Stalker, CEO, MyZone EMEA
Jayne Molyneux, Director Children and Young People, Sport England
Dr William Bird MBE, GP and CEO, Intelligent Health
10:50 - 11:30 The importance of using Biomarkers for optimisation in sport and for preventative healthcare
Danielle Nimmock, England Elite Distance Runner and Head of Exhibitions, London Marathon Events
Nick Anderson, Running with us
Wellbeing & Performance
11:10 - 12:00 How do you break down a challenge: is the 2 hour marathon achievable?
Professor Andy Jones, Professor of Applied Physiology , University of Exeter
Brett Kirby, Human Performance Scientist , Nike Sport Research Lab
11:50 - 12:20 Podiatry, foot health and performance – what you need to know
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Consultant Podiatrist, The College of Podiatry, , London & Podiatric Clinical Lead, Virgin Money London Marathon
Wellbeing & Performance
11:55 - 12:45 Tackling inequalities - creating an active society
Professor Robert Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
Hayley Lever, Strategic Manager, GM Moving
Karen Creavin, Chief Executive , The Active Wellbeing Society
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Chris Perks, Executive Director Local Delivery, Sport England
Cllr David Jeffels, North Yorkshire County Council and member of our Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Local Government Association
12:20 - 13:10 Maximising recovery and return to sport from hamstring injury
Dr Bruce Paton, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Extended Scope Practitioner and Clinical Lecturer, UCLH and Institute of Sport Exercise & Health, UCL
Nick Court, First Team Physiotherapist, AFC Bournemouth
Dominic Rogan, Head Physiotherapist, West Ham United FC
12:50 - 13:20 Exploring alternative conditioning methods: off feet conditioning for on feet performance
Kevin Paxton, Head of Academy Sport Science , Leicester City FC
Wellbeing & Performance
13:10 - 14:00 How do we solve the low back pain epidemic?
Jack Chew, Managing Director , Chews Health Ltd
Dr Jonathan Hill, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Keele University
John Doyle, Professional Head of Physiotherapy, Nuffield Health
Claire Horner, Physiotherapist
13:30 - 14:20 Data, intelligence and analytics
Barry Fudge, Head of Endurance , British Athletics
Mike Collier, Head of Human Performance , Mclaren Applied Technologies
13:50 - 14:30 Ending the stigma of mental ill-health & the role of physical activity in promoting positive mental wellbeing
Dr Dane Vishnubala, chief medical advisor, Active IQ and lead clinical champion, , Physical Activity Yorkshire, Public Health England
Rob Stephenson, Founder, InsideOut
Lorna Tweed, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University
Wellbeing & Performance
14:20 - 14:45 In conversation with ‘Dot’ Perkins, Captain, Invictus Games 2018 and Registered Physiotherapist
Professor Robert Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
Dot Perkins, Registered Physiotherapist and Captain , Invictus Games 2018
14:40 - 15:30 Preparing for heat and humidity
Dr Oli Gibson, Lecturer in Physiology , Brunel University, London
Dr Gareth Turner, Physiologist, British Rowing / English Institute of Sport
14:50 - 15:20 Longevity and anti-ageing
Oliver Patrick, Executive Director, Viavi
Wellbeing & Performance
15:10 - 15:40 In conversation with Gareth Thomas, former Welsh International Rugby Player
Greg Whyte OBE, world renowned sport scientist, physical activity expert & director of performance, the Centre for Health and Human Performance
Gareth Thomas, former Welsh International Rugby Player
15:50 - 16:30 Electric Muscle Stimulation and Blood Flow Restriction training – for improved athletic performance
Jens Vatter, Head of Education EMS International, Glucker College, miha bodytec
Dr Bruce Paton, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Extended Scope Practitioner and Clinical Lecturer, UCLH and Institute of Sport Exercise & Health, UCL
Wellbeing & Performance
15:50 - 16:30 Working with and understanding a new generation of athletes
Tanya Michelsen, Associate Director, YouthSight
Chris McLeod, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, Lawn Tennis Association
Rohini Sarkar, Behavioural Insight Lead, The FA
Martyn Heather, Head of Education and Welfare, Premier League