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ukactive’s flagship annual event, the National Summit 2015, took place on 5th November at the Emirates Stadium, London. The content of the day matched the impressive venue, with a speaker line-up including Tracey Crouch MP, Jane Ellison MP, Jennie Price, CEO of Sport England, Former Health-Secretary Andrew Lansley and ukactive’s own Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson.
ukactive’s Executive Director, Steven Ward, described this year’s Summit as the "biggest and best yet”- with over 500 senior delegates in attendance, this year’s ukactive National Summit marked a turning point in the physical activity sector with the launch of ukactive’s Blueprint for an Active Britain setting out a combined vision of activity embedded in every aspect of daily life.
The Summit’s keynote speeches, breakout sessions and networking spaces presented an invaluable opportunity to unite the many sub groups that make up the physical activity sector, share the latest thinking and create networks and partnerships that can leave a lasting legacy. Combining all of the key elements that are at the top of our sector's priority list, such as the Sports Strategy consultation, Obesity Strategy and the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Reform Programme, the event once again highlighted the desire of a collection of passionate stakeholders involved in the physical activity sector to see the current inactivity pandemic consigned to the history books.