Thought-Leaders Conference

Sponsored by PayAsUGym

With the government’s growing focus on prevention over cure, increased investment in the NHS and a New Long Term Plan due – the Elevate Thought Leaders Conference will explore how the physical activity and health care sectors can truly deliver a happier, healthier, more active nation.

From social prescribing to active urban design, digital disruption to community-wide behaviour change initiatives, the Elevate Conference aims to inspire bigger picture thinking that will unleash the full power of the physical activity sector as a force for good in society.

The conference will feature the most pressing challenges and opportunities for the health and fitness sector, all brought to life with keynote talks and strategic debates from senior representatives from public health, elite sport, and physical activity – catalysing the audience to challenge itself to reach its full potential.

All sessions are FREE TO ATTEND - register for your free pass now.

Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
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
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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
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12:15 - 12:45 Keynote Address: Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive , Sport England
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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
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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
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15:50 - 16:15 The State of the UK Fitness Industry - the golden age of fitness?
David Minton, Managing Director, Leisure DB
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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
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Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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