2017 Agenda

Morning Keynotes – Chaired by Lord Andrew Lansley CBE

9.15 – 9.25

Steven Ward, CEO, ukactive

The Government’s Strategy for Sport: Two Years on
9.25 – 9.45

Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society

Physical Activity: A social solution
9:45 – 10:05

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair, ukactive

Make physical activity work for all
10:05 – 10:20

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work

The Power of Physical Activity & Sport
10:20 – 10:40

Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Rugby World Cup Winner, Founder of the Lawrence Dallaglio Foundation

Professor Greg Whyte OBE, Director centre for Health & Human Performance

Tea and coffee break

Morning Breakout Sessions

Active Design: How do we ensure that new developments encourage activity?
This breakout session will discuss what steps need to be taken to ensure that future building developments – especially housing and major regeneration projects – encourage activity through their design and development.


Peter Bonfield OBE, CEO, BRE Group

Dr. Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, GLA

Charles Johnston, Property Director, Sport England

Mary Parsons, Group Director, Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People

Debbie Kaye, Vice Chair, cCLOA

Our Ageing Population: How can physical activity play a leading role in social and residential care?
This breakout session will aim to stimulate a discussion on re-thinking current approaches to social and residential care, ensuring physical activity programmes for older adults become a core service provision.
With evidence that sustained physical activity in older age is associated with improved overall health, this session will discuss what measures should be taken to support activity becoming more readily available and accessible to older communities.

Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Consultant in Public Health Oxford University Hospitals & the first Chief Knowledge Officer for the NHS

Elaine Rashbrook, National Lead for Older People, NCD global health lead, Public Health England

Bev Taylor, Senior Choice Manager – Social Prescribing, NHS England

Councillor Izzi Seccombe OBE, Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board

Helen Hughes, Director of Strategy & Change, Alzheimer’s Society

Ben Allen, CEO & Founder, Oomph

Looking after our future:  what steps need to be taken to secure an active, healthy lifestyle for our nation’s children?
Following on from the morning keynote session, this breakout session will debate the changes required to address the growing issues of inactivity and obesity amongst the nation’s children. It will discuss both the practical interventions that can support the 60 minutes a day prescribed as necessary by the CMO, and also debate how a more integrated approach to health – both diet and activity – can support the overall ambition of a healthy child.


Adrian Packer CBE, Founder and CEO, CORE Education Trust

Darren Campbell MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist, Founder of Team Super Schools, Former presenter of Game Changers on Sky Sports

Dr Lauren Sherar, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health, Loughborough University

Myles Bremner, Former Director of the School Food Plan

Steve Howell, Head Teacher, City of Birmingham School

Emily Arkell, Head of Policy, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

12.00 – 13.00

Afternoon Keynotes
Chaired by Lord Andrew Lansley CBE

Investment in the nation’s health

13:00 -13:15


Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA UK & Ireland

The role of physical activity in the criminal justice system
13:15 – 13:30


Dr Phillip Lee MPParliamentary Under Secretary of State for Youth Justice, Victims, Female Offenders and Offender Health

Redemption – From Iron Bars to Iron Man


 John McAvoy, World-record holder and endurance athlete


Tea & Coffee break
14.10 – 14.30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Removing “hidden barriers”: How can more disabled people lead an active, healthy life?
Society faces an unprecedented challenge addressing the scale of inactivity in the UK, and this is even more acutely seen amongst disabled people who have significantly higher levels of inactivity. This panel will discuss what practical steps should be taken to address both the physical and psychological barriers experienced by disabled people in relation to physical activity, and what drivers/tools can be used to encourage, champion, and promote activity further.

Lord Shinkwin, Member of the House of Lords

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, ukactive, Chair

Nick Perchard, Head of Community, Premier League

Suzanne Bull, CEO, Attitude is Everything

Dr Philip Friend OBE FRSA, Trustee, English Federation of Disability Sport

Improving Mental Wellbeing: How can the power of physical activity be fully harnessed to support improvements in mental health?
With the work of Mind and campaigns such as Heads Together shining a light on the importance of mental health, this panel will discuss what more needs to be done to connect the benefits of physical activity with mental well-being across all ages and backgrounds.

Will Smithard, Strategic Projects Director, ukactive

Edwin Morgan, Deputy Director of Policy, Institute of Directors

Dr Zoe Williams, Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, RCGP

Chris Martin, CEO, The Mix

Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Medical Executive Director, Nuffield Health

Emma Boggis, CEO, Sport and Recreation Alliance


A tool for social change: how can physical activity help shape our communities?
This breakout session will debate how physical activity can support the process of addressing some of the fundamental issues within current society – including disconnected communities, isolation, youth crime, and radicalisation – and discuss what measures would allow its power to be fully harnessed.

Dr. Steven Mann, Research Director, ukactive

Penny Hobman, Deputy Director Integration Strategy Department for Communities and Local Government

Arun Kang, CEO, Sporting Equals

Kathryn Morley, CEO, Onside Youth Zones

Frankie Bennett, Founder, The Hard Yard

Adrian Packer CBE, Founder and CEO, CORE Education Trust

Networking drinks


*Session titles and timings subject to change