Rugby Expo 2015 to Kick Off Four Weeks After Rugby World Cup Final
By iSportconnect | May 21, 2015
Rugby Ventures Ltd., the management team behind Rugby Expo, has today confirmed that Rugby Expo 2015 will take place on 26-27 November, just four weeks after the Rugby World Cup final.
This year’s Rugby Expo will be returning to Twickenham Stadium for the fifth consecutive year, just 26 days after the World Cup final, providing all involved in the sport with the first opportunity to debate the relative success of the tournament from a global, local and professional club perspective.
The event will this year also move to Thursday/Friday, as Rugby Expo looks to further support and engage those wishing to attend from the community game on day two.
Run in partnership with and continuing to be supported by Premiership Rugby, RFU, Pro12, the Association of Rugby Agents, Super League and the RFL, the event is now regarded as the meeting place for the key decision makers of the sport.
Building on the success of previous years, Rugby Expo 2015 will look to host more than 50 leading speakers from across the sports industry, 40 rugby-focused exhibitors and more than 800 attendees including a targeted 400 plus grass roots clubs.
New for 2015, Rugby Expo has launched two new packages for delegates in order to maximise attendance at the two day event. Availability is limited this year to just 150 ‘paid for’ passes, with these sold on a first come first served basis. Prices start from just £245 + VAT.
Tickets will again be made available free of charge to those in senior positions at grass roots rugby clubs to attend day two of Rugby Expo. Clubs that wish to attend on day two need to register for tickets and provide the name, contact details and role of the individuals attending in order to qualify for free tickets.
Commenting on the confirmation of the 2015 dates, John Hockey, chairman of event owners Rugby Ventures, said: “We are delighted to confirm our return to Twickenham Stadium for 2015 and equally delighted to announce dates so close to the end of the Rugby World Cup.
“As the home of the World Cup final and the epicentre of the Rugby World Cup, the chance to bring Rugby Expo back to the venue within just a few weeks of the final is something we are excited to announce. Rugby will be high on the sporting agenda and the timing of this year’s event will allow it to play a central role in initiating the debate of what happens next.
“With involvement from key organisations including the likes of the RFU, Premiership Rugby, the Association of Rugby Agents and Super League in discussion and a large number of exhibition stands already sold or reserved, Rugby Expo is set to build on its position as the must-attend event for the business world of rugby.”