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04 Jun 2018
Andy Burnham announced as Active Uprising headline speaker

Former health secretary and current Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has been confirmed as the headline speaker at this year's Active Uprising event.

Burnham will address more than 1,000 delegates on Thursday 21 June, sharing his views on the importance of physical activity in building cohesive communities, and underlining how local government is "perfectly placed to help people build physical activity into their lives".

Other speakers at the event include Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian Laura Kenny, EXOS founder Mark Verstegen, and Mike Collier, the man behind McLaren Applied Technology’s Human Performance Centre of Excellence.

Organised by ukactive, Active Uprising is a multi-day celebration of physical activity and will take place in Manchester from 21 to 23 June.

The event will bring together five separate streams – boutique fitness event SWEAT North; startup accelerator ActiveLab; management and leadership programme Ignite; children's health initiative ukactive Kids; and Community, which examines how cross-sector partnerships can create healthy populations.

Burnham said: “Greater Manchester is delighted to welcome ukactive’s Active Uprising Conference in June. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of the physical activity and sport sector in supporting happier, healthier and successful communities across the UK.

"It is also an opportunity to once again lift our sights, set new levels of ambition for our work and come together to shape future plans.

“Here in Greater Manchester, enabling more active lives is at the heart of our ambitions for Our People, Our Place. GM Moving is Greater Manchester’s shared plan to lead and support a social movement, where living an active life once again becomes the norm for people of all ages and backgrounds. We are looking forward to welcoming our national partners to learn together, inspire and support each other, and work towards a shared vision."


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09 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: 35,000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo
More than 35,000 buyers, suppliers and representatives of the attractions sector from more than 100 countries are heading to Orlando, Florida, ahead of this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo, which is set to break records once again as the organisation celebrates its centenary year.
01 Nov 2018
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards
Groundscare teams at Leicester City FC and Leeds Rhinos rugby club are among the winners of the 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) awards for groundskeeping.
29 Oct 2018
Active IQ wins Innovation of the Year award at FAB 2018
Active IQ has been declared the winner of the Innovation of the Year Award at the FAB 2018 Awards, organised by the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).
29 Oct 2018
STA secures Collaboration of the Year prize at FAB Awards
Safety Training Awards, the awarding organisation of the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA), has been handed the Collaboration of the Year award at this year’s FAB Awards.
26 Oct 2018
Bob Rogers unveils 2018 lineup for IAAPA Legends Panel
Some of the brightest and best minds operating in the attractions industry today will come together to discuss how best to open venues overseas in a culture that might be alien to the team behind it, in a world where fervent nationalism is on the rise.
25 Oct 2018
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Nearly every event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in a facility which is already open, the organising committee for the games has revealed.
24 Oct 2018
Dr Marc Cohen launches ‘Extreme Bathing’ wellness retreats
Dr Marc Cohen, professor at Australia’s RMIT University and board member of the Global Wellness Summit, has launched a series of ‘extreme’ wellness retreats focusing on hot and cold water and breathing techniques.
23 Oct 2018
VisitScotland targets European visitor markets to grow Scottish tourism
VisitScotland is upping its efforts to market Scotland as a destination for european visitors, by hosting its first ever pan-European travel trade mission.
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24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018
MAPIC Russia
Expocentre
Moscow
Russia
12-16 Nov 2018
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando
United States
13-14 Nov 2018
Spa Life UK
Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC)
Birmingham
United Kingdom
14-16 Nov 2018
MAPIC
Palais des Festivals
Cannes
France
15 Nov 2018
Active Training Awards + Conference
Unique Venues Birmingham
Birmingham
United Kingdom
19-20 Nov 2018
Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)
Hilton Hotel
Tel Aviv
Israel
20-21 Nov 2018
Sleep + Eat
Olympia
London
United Kingdom
27-27 Nov 2018
BASES Conference
Harrogate Convention Centre
Harrogate
United Kingdom
28-29 Nov 2018
MIPIM Asia
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Hong Kong SAR
05-06 Dec 2018
ARCHITECT@WORK - Germany
Messe Stuttgart - Hall 9
Stuttgart
Germany
05-06 Dec 2018
International Sports Convention (ISC)
Palexpo Convention Center
Geneva
Switzerland
05-06 Dec 2018
Esports Conference
Palexpo Convention Center
Geneva
Switzerland
05-06 Dec 2018
Turf and Grass Conference
Palexpo Convention Center
Geneva
Switzerland
05-06 Dec 2018
Stadium Connected Conference
Palexpo Convention Center
Geneva
Switzerland
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