Health + Wellness Summit
The Health + Wellness Summit is back again! Bringing together key brands, retailers, manufacturers and investors across the UK market. Health and Wellness is one of the most influential themes shaping the future of modern human existence. A number of quantum shifts, both technological and societal are profoundly influencing consumer psychology.
Health + Wellness Summit 2018 Programme
Please note access to the Summit requires a “VIP Industry Full Day” Ticket
Health + Wellness Summit takes place on Friday 11th May only
09:00

Health + Wellness Summit MC
Health + Wellness Summit MC
Cheryl Hersey, is the director of Action PR, the UK’s foremost specialist health and fitness PR agency representing over 25 health, fitness and lifestyle brands. The Action PR team achieves more by-lines than any other health and fitness agency and Cheryl personally writes for a range of industry leading titles, as well as conducting high profile interviews for The Fitness Network. 
09:00-13:00
09:00

Breakfast and Registration
Breakfast and Registration
Courtesy of our partners Ozone Coffee Roasters, Alpro and Deliciously Ella
09:00-09:30
10:00

Research Findings from Project Vivre 2018
Research Findings from Project Vivre 2018
Jeffrey Young, Founder & CEO, Allegra Group
Jeffrey Young is CEO & Founder of the Allegra Group and has worked within research and strategy consulting for nearly 20 years. Jeffrey will present Project Fitness UK 2018, a definitive and ground-breaking study examining the overriding trends, challenges and future-outlook of the UK private fitness club market. Project Fitness UK 2018 examines growth prospects for key market segments including low-cost, mid-market, premium, boutique and super-premium fitness club operators. Project Fitness will help industry stakeholders and investors to deeply understand the business, social and economic contributions of the UK fitness club industry in an increasingly health conscious society.
10:00-10:30
10:30

Are You Better and Different?
Are You Better and Different?
Rory Gibbs, Investment Director, Piper Investments
Rory Gibbs has 10 years of experience in the consumer sector working with entrepreneurs and management teams to help build profitable business models that are attractive to future buyers. Rory led the investment into the boutique fitness studio, Frame, in October 2017 where he sits on the Board. “Are You Better and Different” will highlight key success factors to attract PE investment and grow profitable business models within the current consumer market.
10:30–10:50
10:50

Brand Evolution - The TRX Story
Brand Evolution - The TRX Story
Gavin Whelan, UK General Manager, TRX
How TRX went from a single product company to a multi-product solution provider and leader in functional training; what started with a single TRX Suspension Trainer has since expanded to a full line of inimitable signature products and functional training tools. TRX has grown into perhaps the most prolific piece of exercise equipment in history, one of the world’s leading training brands and Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Presenter Gavin Whelan is a former professional footballer, now senior sales professional & winner of the Sporting Goods Business 40 Under 40 award in 2015.
10:50 – 11:10
11:10

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Jeffrey Young, Founder & CEO, Allegra Group / Rory Gibbs, Investment Director, Piper Investments / Gavin Whelan, UK General Manager, TRX
11:10–11:30
11:30

Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Courtesy of our partners Ozone Coffee Roasters, Alpro and Deliciously Ella
11:30–11:50
11:50

The Case for Plant-Based
The Case for Plant-Based
Kate Arthur, External Scientific Affairs & Nutrition Manager, Alpro
A registered dietitian with more than 15 years’ experience in the food retail and manufacturing industry, Kate has made an integral contribution in helping to educate millions of people about the benefits of Alpro and plant-based eating during its journey from niche to mainstream. Sharing recent findings from Alpro’s ground-breaking white paper findings, Kate will provide scientifically informed insights into plant-based consumer trends.
11:50–12:10
12:10

Personalisation for Fitness and Nutrition
Personalisation for Fitness and Nutrition
Avi Lasarow, Founder & CEO, DNAFit
DNAFit is a leading genetics company who match both elite sportspeople and ordinary consumers to the fitness and nutrition plans that best match their DNA. Since 2013 they have helped more than 40,000 people make better informed decisions around their fitness and nutrition regardless of their personal goal, ranging from the occasional gymgoer to Olympic athletes such as Greg Rutherford. CEO Avi Lasarow will spell out the opportunity promised by DNA-led hyper-personalised advice. Avi will present a compelling case for the industry to throw out the one size fits all” mantra and embrace the growing consumer thirst for ultra-personalised fitness and nutrition.
12:10–12:30
12:30

Being a Good Citizen: Using Business for Good
Being a Good Citizen: Using Business for Good
Charmian Love, Co-Founder, B-Lab UK
B Corp is a global movement of pioneering companies that are using their business as a force for good. In the last three years, 150 UK companies have joined B Corp (2,400 globally). Recent research has shown that British B Corp brands are growing at 28 times faster than the national average and 85% of them feel that becoming a B Corp has been good for business. Over the course of her career, B-Lab Co-Founder, Charmian Love, has experienced first-hand what it is like to be an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a systempreneur. Charmian will share the key principles that define the B Corp movement and why the time is right for it to take off.
12:30–12:50
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