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The Sports & Leisure Forum is the perfect way to source new suppliers, connect with industry peers and learn from the industry’s greatest over the course of two days.
– Pre-arranged meetings with solution providers of your choice
– 25 minute meeting slots at your own meeting booth, with no hard sell
– Attend a tailored programme of inspiring seminars based on trending industry topics
– Easily compare and benchmark potential products, services and solution providers
– You will be one of just 60 VIPs at the event, ensuring that you get personal attention
– Attendance is entirely free of charge, which includes entry to our seminars
A more targeted approach
We pride ourselves on our personal approach.
We understand that your time is precious, valuable and limited. You tell us who you want to meet, and we handle all the details.
We arrange all meetings in advance based on your preferences; providing you with details on solution providers’ products and services, taking the hassle and time consuming process out of sourcing new suppliers.
98% of past attendees say that our events are a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show.
– A completely bespoke itinerary of one-to-one meetings
– Complimentary seminars hosted by some of the industry’s most dynamic minds
– Attendance to an evening gala dinner, with entertainment
– Overnight accommodation
– Meals and refreshments throughout
– Access to all presentation material
Who should attend?
Operations Managers, Sports & Leisure Managers, Leisure Facilities Managers, Sport & Fitness Facilities Managers, Sports Directors, Sports Development Managers, Sports Centre Managers, Directors of Sport
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The Sports & Leisure Forum was a great networking event, we made a lot of great contacts that we envisage doing business with in the near future. On top of this, I met some great people and had an absolute blast
‘I thought the event was one of the best business development events I have been to, Exhibitions in the UK are rubbish and the managed forum for brief swift YES or NO meetings was refreshing. The after-day activities went down well and gave further opportunity for discussion and networking. The Forum Event staff were professional, friendly and engaging. All in all money well-spent’
‘One of the best industry events I have attended. Can highly recommend’
‘The Sports & Leisure Forum is a well organised and enjoyable event. A must for anyone supplying products and services to the Sport & Leisure sector’
‘Overall, it was a very good event and well organised, any issues we had were dealt with quickly and nothing was ever too much trouble’
‘First time at this event. It was well organised and there was a great cross section of clients in attendance. We had some excellent meetings and also enjoyed the great networking opportunities throughout the event. The entertainment laid on in the evening really enhanced the whole event, as it helped everyone to relax and enjoy themselves and gave us a chance to properly socialise following the dinner, rather than just standing at the bar. The team who worked at the event were professional, helpful and extremely attentive at all times’
‘Well run, good venue; opportunity to meet important clients and discuss projects.’
‘A very worthwhile day talking to quality clients.’
‘We’ve attended this particular event for 4 years now. Forum’s strategy to refine the quality of the visitors, their requirements and the overall duration of the event definitely worked for us, and helped generate a number of new business opportunities.’
‘A great way to get many meetings done in one day; the pre-selection procedure means you have productive meetings and research needs ahead of time.’
Attendance at the event is entirely complimentary, and includes your itinerary of meetings and seminars, overnight accommodation and all meals and refreshments; including a gala dinner and entertainment. There is no catch; delegates that meet our event criteria are hosted by the attending suppliers. At the time of booking, you will complete a form which outlines the terms and conditions of attendance. The team are happy to help if you have any further queries.
The main focus of the event is pre-arranged, face-to-face meetings between attending delegates (like yourself) and key industry suppliers. You will have the opportunity to network with peers, attend topical seminars and update yourself with industry knowledge and trends. When you arrive at the event, you will be shown the meeting area and your itinerary. Meetings are hosted at clearly labelled supplier stands; all you need to do is navigate your way to the chosen supplier stand at your appointment time. There are also plenty of networking breaks throughout the day.
There is no hard sell at the event. Suppliers in attendance are looking to meet with you to discuss forthcoming projects and requirements, and to listen to the needs of your business. The premise of the event is to form and develop business relationships, and there is no pressure to sign on the dotted line!
The dress code during the day is business attire.
In the run up to the event, you will be sent login information for our online pre-event selection process. From here, you will be able to confirm your details, select seminars, shortlist and prioritise suppliers you would like to meet, add any additional information regarding dietary or accessibility requirements and review and submit all of your information.
Working on selections that you have made online, and those from attending suppliers, we put together individual itineraries following the priorities below:
– Perfect matches; where a delegate and supplier have both requested to meet one another
– Delegate requests; where you have an interest in a particular supplier’s product/service
– Supplier requests; where supplier have registered an interest in meeting a delegate
You will also have the opportunity to select industry-lead seminars and case study sessions, which will take place over the course of the event. These will also be added to your personalised itinerary.