Confirmed exhibitors for Rugby Expo 2018: part one

 

With just over three months to go until Rugby Expo 2018, we preview some of the exhibitors set to showcase their products and services at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 18 April.

The reformatted one-day conference will provide attendees from the professional and community game, with 12+ hours packed with high-level discussion and debate covering both codes of the sport, interactive coaching content, partner meetings and a busy exhibition showcasing the latest rugby-focused products and services.

 

Find out more about the exhibitors below:

OPRO Mouthguards are leaders in custom-fit mouthguards to schools, colleges, clubs and individuals. With hundreds of custom design possibilities, and OPRO’s Custom-Fit mouth impression method, every player can have a mouthguard unique to them and that is made to measure.

 

ClubMinder provides integrated technology to fitness clubs throughout the UK and Ireland covering membership, subscriptions and CRM, tills and EPOS, golf competition management, access control, bookings, accounting and internet services.

 

The 1839 Company are the manufacturers of fine traditional honours caps, historically awarded within Rugby to commemorate significant achievement within the game. The 1839 Company seeks to continue this very tradition celebrating the achievements of those men and women awarded the highest of sporting honours within all sports, at all age groups. We have worked with Schools, Clubs and Universities within the UK to provide bespoke caps which have previously been awarded to those going on sports tours, gaining school colours or reaching a certain number of appearances.

 

G-Form was founded by avid athletes that shared in a common vision of using advanced polymer technology to revolutionise impact protection and vibration dampening for competition. G-Form’s innovative and ground-breaking athletic and consumer electronic products absorb over 90% of the energy from high-speed impact.

 

William Turner is a leading UK manufacturer that specialises in supplying premium quality ties and accessories for the schoolwear, club and corporate markets. Established in 1969, the family led business is proud to have supplied some of the world’s most highly esteemed names in the education and sports sectors.

 

As a leading contractor founded on more than 50 years’ experience, Agripower works nationwide undertaking the design, construction, refurbishment, drainage and maintenance of all natural and synthetic sports facilities. We directly employ a team of highly trained staff, and own and maintain an enviable fleet of specialist plant and machinery ensuring that no delays are encountered throughout the project. Specialising in natural sports turf, 3G grass, multi-use areas, athletics facilities and primary installers of the Powergrass Hybrid System.

 

Phoenix Sporting Goods create and distribute a range of strong, performance led brands to the retail and sports education markets. With inspirational leadership and world class customer service, Phoenix Sporting Goods aid aspiring athletes and their coaches, from grass roots to sporting professionals.

 

Mobile Virtual Player is the first ever self-righting mobile training device. Controlled remotely and powered by a motor, it’s an innovative training partner that can move at the speed of your opponent. By simulating human motion, the MVP allows players to practice tackling, pursuing, evading and throwing at a mobile target, without the impact and fatigue associated with athlete on athlete training.

 

O’Neills was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs and it is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland. They customise garments to satisfy demand for crests, logos, sponsorship etc.

 

Saville is one of the UK’s most experienced and innovative providers of AV products, integrated AV/IT systems, unified communications technology and conference & live events production services. The Saville customer list includes the leading universities, hospitals, government departments and public sector organisations, plus blue-chip corporate clients across the UK and around the world.

 

To discuss sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities or to find out more about attending Rugby Expo 2018 as a delegate, contact Jenny Forbes, Head of Business Development, on

+44 (0) 843 289 0583 or at jenny@rugbyexpo.com.

Rugby Expo 2018 Launch

New look Rugby Expo announces updated format as it returns to Ricoh Arena for 2018 edition

A refreshed format will see extended one-day event dedicated to the pro and community game on 18 April 2018

Rugby Ventures Ltd., the management team behind Rugby Expo, has confirmed the return of the event to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday 18 April 2018, with a series of changes and innovations as part of an updated programme of events.

The new format, designed to further support and engage those from the professional and community game, will see the conference and exhibition combined into one extended day, providing attendees with 12+ hours packed with high-level discussion and debate covering both codes of the sport, interactive coaching content, partner meetings and a busy exhibition showcasing the latest rugby-focused products and services.

New for 2018, Rugby Expo will officially open on the evening of Tuesday 17 April, with an exclusive networking event for VIPs, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, club & league representatives.

Following on from the previous years, Rugby Expo will once again be split in two parts; the morning/afternoon will be focused on the professional game, before attention switches to community club rugby, with this year’s event running into the evening to support those attending from the grass roots game.

Rugby Expo has also moved to a new, larger exhibition hall to facilitate a greater focus on interactive content, with a new 102m² interactive area at the heart of the exhibition floor, which will facilitate a series of technical and practical coaching demonstrations from some of the very best coaches in the game. This has been designed to allow community game coaches and volunteers to get the best access they can to the very best coaches, to support their development and allow them to take away unrivalled insight and knowledge transfer from the pro game to the community game.

The new location in the Ricoh Arena also provides a much larger auditorium for the main stage presentations, which will be a real focus for the professional game content, with the conference programme, final schedule and the line-up of speakers to be announced very shortly.

The event also continues to be well-supported by the sport’s governing bodies including Premiership Rugby, the RFU and RFL, as well as extending its close working partnership with the Ricoh Arena and senior management team at Aviva Premiership home side, Wasps.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Jonathan Wilson, event director, said: “We are delighted to confirm our return to the Ricoh for 2018 and to share our vision and plans for the new-look Rugby Expo. I also want to place my thanks, on record, to Wasps who have worked with us to help create our new vision for Rugby Expo.

“The event is very well-established, but we are always looking at new ways in which to work with our partners to refresh our offering, and further support both sides and codes of the sport. The new-look event for 2018 will not only bring about positive changes for those attending from the community game, but will ensure that we continue to deliver the big names, hard-hitting content and unrivalled networking opportunities that Rugby Expo is known for.”

Stuart Cain, commercial director of Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, said: “Rugby Expo is a fantastic platform that brings together the pro and community games and we’re proud to welcome the event back to the Ricoh Arena.

“The relationship is a true partnership and we’re looking forward to working closely with the event team to help support and implement the exciting changes outlined for 2018.”

To discuss sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities or to find out more about attending Rugby Expo 2018 as a delegate, contact Jenny Forbes, Head of Business Development, on +44 (0) 843 289 0583 or at jenny@rugbyexpo.com.