There are a number of events, seminars and conferences throughout the year which aim to bring together members from across the sport and leisure sectors. Events cover a range of topics and issues relevant to Sporta members, such as: aligning to national policy priorities, public health outcomes and the cultural landscape. In doing so, they provide opportunities for delegates to come together, to learn from one another and crucially to contribute to the future agenda in tackling these pressing matters.

Please see the list of events below which may be of relevance and interest to trusts, many of which offer spaces at a discounted rate for charitable non-profit organisations. Please follow the links provided to find out more information and to book your place at any event.

IHRSA European Congress 2017

Date: 23rd - 26th October Location: The Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London  Website:    The IHRSA European Congress features presentations delivered by executives from inside and outside the health club industry, providing thought-provoking commentary on trends shaping business and the fitness industry. Networking events, focus group discussions, lunch, the Sponsor Showcase, and evening receptions provide the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues from throughout Europe.   HIGHLIGHTS: • One of the best networking opportunities for the industry in Europe with more than 500 industry professionals.• Seminars designed to help you identify trends and grow your business, with simultaneous interpretation in French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.• The opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading suppliers of fitness equipment and services at the Sponsor Showcase and throughout the event.• Tours of some of the area’s leading health clubs.• The opportunity to step back from your day-to-day operations and plan for a better future.    To register, go to  Sporta members can save by using this special promotional codes:   17SPO: €445 by the 31 July 17SPO-1: €495 after the 31 July  

EAG International & The Visitor Attraction Expo 2018

Date: 16th - 18th January 2018 Location: ExCel London Exhibition Centre Website:  The EAG International & the Visitor Attraction Expo, taking place at ExCel London on 16-18th January, focuses on the out of home leisure spend and will be featuring amusements, indoor play and adventure play. Over 200 manufacturers will be showcasing the very latest products designed to entertain, to educate and develop skills for all age groups. The products are the real stars of the show but many of the 5,000 plus visitors are also attracted by the networking opportunities and ground-breaking seminar and educational programmes.     Reasons to visit EAG International & the Visitor Attraction Expo: Exciting new products from more than 200 manufacturers, including European launches New income opportunities Superb networking, both at organised events and on an informal basis in a friendly relaxed atmosphere Topical educational seminars EAG International & VAE will be held at the conveniently located ExCel London, a truly world-class venue. January timing is perfect for finalising plans for the New Year  To register, visit

active-net 2017

Date: 29th and 30th of March 2017 Venue: Eastwood Hall, NottinghamWebsite: The annual active-net conference is fast approaching! Following the successful format from previous years, in addition to our highly focussed 1 to 1 business meetings, this year's theme for the education workshops looks at Workforce Development, with senior speakers from Sport England, CIMSPA and UKactive attending. Senior Decision Makers of trusts can take advantage of our offer to attend our event FOR FREE. Yes, that's right! You can attend our event for free and meet some of the leading Sport and Physical Activity Suppliers in the Leisure and Fitness industry. Included in your attendance is accommodation on the middle night of the event, 14 guaranteed 1 to 1 meetings with Suppliers, and a networking dinner on the first evening*. All you have to do is get yourself there! *Please be aware that free accommodation is not provided for the night of the 28th or the 30th. Accommodation can be provided at a cost of £95 for the 28th. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035 = 'kirstyreed' + '@'; addy52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035 = addy52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035 + 'leisure-net' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035 = 'kirstyreed' + '@' + 'leisure-net' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035').innerHTML += ''+addy_text52816c72716842257d1990d80d91f035+''; for more information or to register now  

Elevate 2017

  Date of event: 10-11 May 2017 Venue: ExCeL London, UK Elevate is the UK’s largest physical activity trade event. Held annually, Elevate brings the physical activity sector together with those working in performance and health to tackle one of the most important challenges of our time: tackling physical inactivity."The importance of the event, Elevate, is to bring together the fitness industry, the technology industry, the healthcare sector and the really important people - who are the practitioners who promote physical activity - and give them a sound bed of evidence to take away and use in their everyday lives. New equipment, new ideas, new energy.” Prof. Charlie Foster, World Health Organisation and Oxford University   Elevate consists of a large exhibition with over 150 exhibitors demonstrating the latest equipment, explaining the latest research and exploring the latest technical innovations. There are also 4 free-to-attend seminar streams with over 150 expert speakers looking at Physical Activity for Health & Wellbeing, Future Performance, Inclusivity: Strategies to increase participation and the Business of Physical Activity. Attendees can gain CPD points from several of our supporting organisations including CIMSPA and FSEM.   Website: Registration: This event is free to attend, register online at Social: #Elevate2017

SIBEC Europe

  Date of Event: 8th - 11th November 2017 Venue: Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain SIBEC Europe 2017 In an exclusive and intimate results-oriented business setting, SIBEC EUROPE 2017 will bring together UK & Europe's major operators from the private, local authority and trust markets in Health, Fitness and Leisure to meet with key leading national and international suppliers to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings over two dedicated business days. Venue Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa The Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa is an exclusive 5-star hotel located in the heart of Costa del Sol. Surrounded by 40,000 sqm of mature tropical gardens, with exclusive sports facilities and on the best Marbella Beach, the Don Carlos Resort is sure to meet the luxurious comforts of a 5-star luxury hotel. Networking Throughout the event, attendees meet senior executives, operators and suppliers during meals and other planned networking activities. This fosters communication and cross sharing of ideas, best practices and future business relationships. Taking networking to a whole new level, we have a fun evening planned during the social networking activity. Website: Registration: Sporta Members are invited to register via the following link specifically created for Sporta Members only;