Tue 18th July 17 :

Media partners confirmed for Rugby Expo 2017


Rugby Ventures Ltd., the management team behind Rugby Expo, is excited to confirm media partnerships with Running Rugby, Teamer, Talking Rugby Union, and The Scrum Magazine for this year's event.

RunningRugby.com is an online resource for business decision makers in rugby league and union in the UK and Ireland. They produce their own content on varied aspects of the industry, publish case studies, and interview the key stakeholders and from the elite end of the game. Commercial Director Dave Williams commented on the partnership announcement: "RunningRugby.com is all about the business of rugby and we set great value in attending Rugby Expo each year. As the main business event for elite rugby clubs of both codes, the exhibitors and delegates are on target for us and much of the conference content and discussion is topical and enlightening. Partnering with Rugby Expo is a 'no-brainer' for us and we are happy to support progress towards the delivery of another great event this year."

Teamer is an online team management system created and designed to take the hassle out of managing any sports team, and decreases the amount of time it takes to get a team on the field. Teamer CEO Robert Mattar sees Rugby Expo 2017 as an ideal opportunity to connect with a wider rugby audience, saying "We're very pleased to be supporting Rugby Expo this year. Teamer is now used by over 400,000 rugby players worldwide and we have exciting new features for rugby club's launching soon. Helping to promote key sports events such as Rugby Expo is a perfect fit for our audience."

Talking Rugby Union is one of the world's largest independent rugby websites, which has news and views from across all tiers of the game, providing unique content and an open forum for fans to communicate. Director Austin Halewood commented on the announcement, "Rugby Expo is a great place for influencers from all corners of the rugby community to share positive ideas and initiatives. We are delighted to be able to work in partnership with event this year and hope our subscribers will take the trip to Coventry in November to experience Rugby Expo first hand."

The SCRUM Magazine is the only publication dedicated to Scottish rugby at all levels from the international men's & women's teams down to grass roots & community level. The magazine has a subscription base in excess of 25,000, and the magazine is received by every single club in Scotland. Editor Stuart MacLennan said, "SCRUM is delighted to work in conjunction with Rugby Expo, an event that delivers all manner of rugby content to those that love the sport the most. We're sure a number of SCRUM readers will be in attendance in November at the Ricoh Arena."

Speaking about the media partnerships, Rugby Expo Event Director Jonathan Wilson said: "These are fantastic partners for Rugby Expo to be teaming up with and we're excited to see the mutually beneficial opportunities that will be created from working together.

"All four have significant audiences for us to promote Rugby Expo to across both professional and grass roots rugby, and with the changes to this year's event better supporting those attending from community rugby in particular, we're looking forward to working closely with our partners to make Rugby Expo 2017 the best edition of the event to date."

Rugby Expo 2017 will host 40 rugby-focused exhibitors, an extensive list of industry-wide hard-hitting speakers and a targeted 800 attendees comprising representatives from professional and grass roots clubs, unions, federations, leagues, rights holders, rugby agents, brands, suppliers, service providers, media, sponsorship agencies and more.

This year's event will see a new format, designed to further support and engage those from the professional and community game. The conference and exhibition will be combined into one extended day, providing attendees with 12+ hours packed with high-level discussion and debate, interactive coaching content, partner events and a busy exhibition showcasing the latest rugby-focused products and services.

For information on sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, or to attend Rugby Expo 2017 as a delegate, please contact Jenny Forbes, head of business development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on +44 (0) 843 289 0583.

For more information on Running Rugby, visit www.runningrugby.com
For more information on Teamer, visit www.teamer.net
For more information on Talking Rugby Union, visit www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk
For more information on The Scrum Magazine, visit scrummagazine.com