For the fifth consecutive year, 4D Director Tony Copsey has provided his invaluable support as event consultant to Ruby Expo, the largest global conference and exhibition for the business of club rugby.
This year the event switched location from Twickenham to Wasps’ Ricoh Arena in Coventry with the relocation aimed at increasing exhibitor opportunities in a larger purpose built venue as well as improving accessibility to the event. The arena is within a 2-hour drive of 75% of the UK population including a larger number of Super League clubs and Rugby Football League community rugby teams as the event looks to broaden its appeal across both codes.
Since the announcement of the move Tony has played an instrumental role in ensuring a smooth transition for the event as it moved to Coventry, using his extensive network of contacts to maintain the strong partnerships between Rugby Expo and key organisations from the sport including the RFU, RFL, Premiership Rugby and The Association of Rugby Agents (ARA).
Tony also helped to form the strong line-up of speakers who provided content across the two days, setting up the highly informative Club Council and chairing the ‘Players View’ plenary session on the professional game day of Rugby Expo.
John Hockey, chairman of event owners Rugby Ventures, said: “I would like to thank Tony for his contribution in making Rugby Expo 2016 a huge success. His continued hard work, support of the event and wide network of contacts ensured Expo maintained its strong links with the sport’s key decision makers and enabled another great event for all involved.”