Rugby Expo 2013

Rugby Expo 2013 – a huge success

The culmination of months of planning and preparation was witnessed recently as the Rugby Expo 2013 opened its doors for the fourth edition of the sport’s biggest business-to-business conference and exhibition.

Commissioned by Rugby Ventures Ltd, the owners of Rugby Expo, 4th Dimension worked in partnership with the agency 100AND10% to deliver an event comprising 800 pre-event registered attendees and two days of debate and discussion centred on many of the key issues affecting the sport across both the professional and grass-roots game.

Completing its hat-trick of appearances at Twickenham Stadium last week, Rugby Expo 2013 hosted a line-up of A-list speakers, including RFU chairman Bill Beaumont, Aviva Premiership CEO Mark McCafferty, Etihad CCO Peter Baumgartner, M&C Saatchi CEO Steve Martin, Rugby World Cup 2015 CEO Debbie Jevans, RFU Development Director Steve Grainger, SANZAR CEO Greg Peters, MD Derek Palmer and Tomos Grace from Google/YouTube.

A new partnership with Premiership Rugby ensured every Aviva Premiership club was also in attendance, while the event continues to work closely with the RFU to deliver the largest gathering of grass-roots and community rugby clubs in the UK.

“It’s the third year that Rugby Expo has had the input and guidance of 4th Dimension. This year’s event was undoubtedly the biggest and best yet. With Tony’s involvement in the sport over many years, both on and off the field, his connections in the business are second to none. We look forward to continuing our work with Tony and the team as we build on our plans leading up to RWC 2015, safe in the knowledge that their expertise, understanding and experience will continue to deliver.”

John Hockey – Chairman, Rugby Ventures Ltd.