The National Running Conference

The National Running Conference 2019

The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp takes place on Friday 18th January 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC.

This industry-leading B2B conference, the first of its kind, will host a gathering of key leaders and business influencers in the running world, including brands, retailers, race directors, official bodies and community sectors. They will all come together for one day to network, share and impart knowledge to keep driving the UK’s rapidly growing running industry forwards.

The Conference is a joint venture between The National Running Show, Breathe Unity and UKRunChat.

It takes place the day before the award-winning National Running Show, which returns to the NEC for its second year on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019.

The Platinum Sponsor for The National Running Conference is Running Imp, the UK’s market leader in running and mass participation event supplies.

A line-up of top names in the running industry will be speaking at The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp, sharing their insight and experiences about current and future trends in the running market. It promises to be an inspiring and productive day in which key players in the running industry can network, learn and do business with their peers. With the running market now one of the UK’s leading mass participation sports, the aim is of the day is to help businesses capitalise on the increased opportunities whilst standing up to ever-increasing competition.

With this in mind, the agenda for The National Running Conference includes a breadth of topics delivered in an engaging mix of formats to ensure that all aspects of the market are covered. Topics include UK running market analysis, building a global brand and running trends for 2019.

Nick Pearson, CEO of parkrun Global Ltd, and Neil Venables, General Manager of Intersport UK & Ireland, are the first two speakers to be confirmed.

Anyone wishing to register or become a speaker, partner or sponsor of The National Running Conference should contact

The National Running Conference 2019The National Running Conference in partnership with Running Imp

Date: Friday 18th January 2019
Venue: NEC, Birmingham | LinkedIn