The National Summit is the leading policy event for the physical activity sector, drawing 700 decision makers and influencers from across public health, sport, business, national and local government, charity, and the wider physical activity sector – all of whom share ukactive’s commitment to getting more people, more active, more often. Previous speakers have included NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, Sport England Chief Executive Jennie Price, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and decorated Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey OBE.
In 2017 Summit examined how society should, and can, harness the powerful benefits of physical activity, recognising it as a “golden thread” that runs through the nation’s consciousness. We debated physical activity as being one of the solutions to the collective health and wellbeing of the nation, and its role in supporting issues such as an ageing society, social cohesion, and shaping the future health of children and young people. This year’s stellar cast of speakers was led by impactful individuals such as Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Tracey Crouch MP and Penny Mourdant MBE.