Westminster Media Forum

Sports funding: public investment challenges, private revenue generation and policy options

Morning, Thursday, 13th July 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Drawing together policymakers, investors and key stakeholders from across grassroots and high performance sport to consider the future for sports funding in the UK, this conference follows the first annual report on the progress of delivering the aims set out in Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation, which focuses on maximising the social impact from public funding, as well as reducing reliance by attracting greater private investment, and driving efficiencies to develop sustainable business models for the future.


Delegates will examine the extent to which public investment channels and strategies are effective in the current financial landscape and demonstrate value for money at both grassroots and elite level, the options to review state aid spend on sports infrastructure and introduce tax exemptions after the UK withdraws from the EU, and how to address the funding shortfall caused by declining lottery revenues, rising operational costs and growing competition for government support.


Further sessions will consider the way forward for driving commercial income generation, particularly focusing on effective marketing and distribution, developing the asset value of sport venues, and opportunities for collaboration across the sector in order to attract corporate sponsorship.



Guests of Honour

Liz Nicholl

Chief Executive Officer, UK Sport

Bill Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer, British Olympic Association

Nick Pontefract

Head of Sport, DCMS (subject to Departmental business)

Guests of Honour

Nick Pontefract

Head of Sport, DCMS (subject to Departmental business)

Liz Nicholl

Chief Executive Officer, UK Sport

Bill Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer, British Olympic Association

Chairs

Rt Hon the Lord Pendry

Lord Addington

Speakers

Emma Boggis

Chief Executive, Sport and Recreation Alliance

Jane Nickerson

Chief Executive Officer, Swim England

Baroness Grey-Thompson

Chair, ukactive

Julie Harrington

Chief Executive Officer, British Cycling

David Pond

Chief Executive, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby

Julia Grant

Chief Executive Officer, Pro Bono Economics

Tim Hollingsworth

Chief Executive Officer, British Paralympic Association

Steve Mitchell

Independent Chair, Parkour UK

Emma Atkins

Director of Coaching, UK Coaching

Michael Broughton

Partner, Sports Investment Partners