The Sports Office is to attend the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (IRB World Rugby ConfEx) – which takes place on November 17th and 18th in London.
The company will be represented by members of its Client Management team, within the Exhibition area. The event will also feature the IRB Medical Commission Conference, alongside various group discussions and workshops.
“We are delighted to be participating in the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition”, commented Phil Clarke, Director of The Sports Office.
“With the start of the Rugby World Cup less than a year away, this prestigious event will provide a great opportunity for us to meet with many key figures and decision-makers in world rugby, and understand the important, emerging trends within the industry.”
Clarke added:”We look forward to discussing the key issues relating to optimising performance in elite rugby and outlining how our powerful performance management systems can support this.
“We are also relishing the opportunity to gain further insight from the Medical Commission Conference which will no doubt be an important element of the wider event. We currently work in partnership with the RFU to support their cutting-edge sports medicine and injury monitoring programmes and thus we have a significant interest in this area.”
RFU Chief Medical Officer Simon Kemp also commented: “The Sports Office provides a whole-league comprehensive electronic player medical record with an integrated injury surveillance function. It’s fundamental to the delivery of sports medicine care to our Premiership and England rep team players.
“Our players, medical staff and performance teams all derive significant benefits”.
The World Rugby ConfEx was launched by the IRB in 2013 with the aim of bringing together the global Rugby family and maximise opportunities for all involved in the sport. The inaugural event saw representatives from over 100 National Unions among the 600 delegates, and over 30 international exhibitors.
Speakers including Patrick Hickey (President of the European Olympic Committees), George Gregan (former Australia captain), Agustin Pichot (IRB Council Member for Argentina) and British Olympic Association Chairman, Lord Coe have previously appeared at the event.