Under the theme ‘The future of rugby’ the leading conference will build on the success of the 2013 and 2014 editions, gathering senior representatives from across the global rugby, sporting and business spectrum, to discuss the key topics, opportunities and challenges of a sport now played by a record 7.73 million men, women and children across 121 nations.
Following record participation, audience and commercial growth in 2015, World Rugby ConfEx 2016 will offer a unique environment for delegates to share knowledge and develop relationships. Built around the annual Medical Commission Conference and Sports Integrity Forum and moderated by renowned BBC journalist and news presenter David Eades, the conference will feature insightful plenary sessions, workshops and an exhibition while providing an important opportunity to network with leading figures and decision-makers from across rugby and the wider world of sport.
The event returns to London following the hugely successful 2014 edition, which attracted more than 700 delegates and 40 exhibitors from over 50 countries. After taking a break in a Rugby World Cup year, World Rugby ConfEx once more aims to engage the rugby family with an exciting programme covering the key themes of fan engagement, the growth of rugby, player welfare, technology in sport and the Olympic Games.