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World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016

Under the theme ‘The future of rugby’ this 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.

Click here to download the ConfEx 2016 Event Schedule

Click here for more information on the World Rugby Awards

World Rugby Medical Commission Conference

The World Rugby Medical Commission Conference provides the opportunity for rugby’s leading physicians, independent medical experts and World Rugby member unions to consider the latest medical developments and help drive player welfare best practice in a rugby specific environment. The Medical Commission Conference provides a great opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow medical professionals. The two-day conference at the Hilton London Metropole on November 14-15 will focus on blended learning solutions and the ever evolving medical workforce, and player welfare initiatives which ensure continual improvements in the safety of the game.

World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum

The World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum, taking place on November 14, 2016, brings together the global leaders in the area of sports integrity and governance. The forum will provide an information exchange and workshop on preventing and investigating corruption on and off the field of play across all sports. Attendees will receive cutting-edge presentations from current newsmakers, police, sporting bodies, lawyers, athletes and regulators dealing with a range of sports, including rugby, and have the opportunity to network with the leaders in the field. The World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum is a must for any sporting body, lawyer, regulator or other person interested in how to ensure sport is clean and transparent. View the list of topics and speakers here.

Tickets to the World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum are £150 and can be purchased here.