The organisers of The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp have announced Runner’s World as an Official Media Partner for the event on Friday 18th January 2019 at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC.
Runner’s World joins a list of partners and sponsors already confirmed, including Sports Insight, 2pure and Harrison Creative.
As the UK’s largest running magazine, Runner’s World is an important addition to this one-day event that will ‘see top leaders and business influencers in the running world come together to network, share ideas and impart knowledge to keep driving the UK’s rapidly growing running industry forwards.’
Runner’s World will be focusing on this last point by hosting a panel session entitled ‘The Future of Running’, which will look at consumer mindset, global trends, technology, running in 25 years’ time and predictions for the future world of running. The session takes place from 11:45-12:15 GMT.
On board as Official B2B Media Partner for the conference is Sports Insight, the magazine dedicated to the B2B sports trade, covering running, outdoor, nutrition, cycling, tech, lifestyle and more.
Distribution business 2pure joins The National Running Conference as a sponsor. With a core purpose to add value to each of its brands in the active lifestyle market, 2pure represents leading brands including Topo Athletic.
Founder and CEO of Topo Athletic Tony Post will be travelling from the US to deliver a special breakfast briefing at The National Running Conference. With over 40 years of running and 30+ years of shoemaking experience, Tony’s impressive career includes 15 years at Rockport and 11 years as CEO at Vibram.
He went on to launch Topo Athletic in 2013 with a ‘mission to develop footwear that would help to amplify the body’s natural and intuitive abilities.’ Tony’s experience and knowledge will be explored during the breakfast briefing to help set the scene for an engaging day of discussion.
Tony Post joins a line-up of speakers already confirmed for The National Running Conference. Also speaking on the day are Nick Pearson, CEO of parkrun; Neil Venables, General Manager of Intersport UK & Ireland; Alistair Cameron, CEO EMEA of ASICS; Kate Dale, Strategic Lead for Campaigns at Sport England; Gareth Mills, Country Manager UK at Strava; and James Robinson, Chief Commercial Officer of Limelight Sports.
International announcer, broadcaster and presenter Kris Temple is event host.
Other sponsors for the event include Running Imp as Platinum Sponsor and Harrisons Creative as Gold Sponsor, while Sutcliffe Insurance will be exhibiting.
The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp will see brands, retailers, race directors, official bodies and community sectors ‘come together under one roof to share their knowledge, voice opinions and look at current and future trends in the running market.’
The National Running Conference is a collaboration between Rebecca Richardson, MD and Founder of Breathe Unity; Joe Williams, MD and Founder of UKRunChat; Mike Seaman, MD and co-Founder of The National Running Show; and Darren Pinder, Marketing Director and co-Founder of The National Running Show.
Rebecca Richardson, Director of The National Running Conference, said “We are thrilled to confirm further highly respected names in the running industry for The National Running Conference, including Runner’s World and Sports Insight as partners, 2pure as a sponsor, and Tony Post as a speaker.
“They each bring exceptional experience to the running conference and are highly relevant to a day focused on the rapidly growing industry. We are looking forward to delivering an engaging breadth of topics covering all aspects of the market. The uptake for the conference has been superb and tickets are still available to purchase for this full-day event.”
Tickets cost £350 per person including networking, access to all the talks and lunch. Ticket prices will rise on 1st December to £500.