Sport Positive Summit 2023 Dates and Location Announced
26 January 2023, London: Sport Positive Summit 2023 will take place on 3-4 October at the Kia Oval, London. Sport Positive Summit is the largest global meeting place for the international sports community to come together to share good practice and ideas as well as network with global colleagues with a focus on sustainability, climate change, environmental justice and biodiversity, in collaboration with UNFCCC and International Olympic Committee.
Now in its fourth year, the Summit continues to grow, bring new sub-sectors of the industry to the discussions and sit at the heart of increasing action and ambition on climate change within sport globally.
Following a hugely successful Summit in 2022 at Wembley Stadium, organisers looked to fresh locations to support the expanding agenda and the Kia Oval fitted the bill perfectly. The Summit will move out of London to another European city in 2024.
Speaking of the 2023 Summit, founder and CEO Claire Poole commented, “After the success of 2022 we have taken feedback on board and are growing the Summit to enable more training sessions and workshops, concurrent conference streams to provide more high level content, whilst keeping ample time for networking and more informal connections to be made. The Kia Oval’s space is perfect to execute this plan to the highest level, and we are also delighted to welcome them as our Networking Drinks partner.”
Emily Iveson-Pritchard, Head of Sustainability at The Kia Oval, said: “We are very excited to be hosting the fourth Sports Positive Summit at The Kia Oval, a unique opportunity to bring so many different organisations together to give invaluable insight into the sports industry’s Net Zero Journey. At The Kia Oval we understand the impact that sport can have on people’s lives, making it the perfect conduit for climate action, and we understand the importance of collaboration across the industry to achieve this goal. With this in mind we have developed a Net Zero pledge that spans both our match day and Conference & Events business.”
Sport Positive Summit organisers are working hard on the agenda, the first look of which will be out in March 2023, but they can share that the key core topics will feature again to support sport’s journey within sustainability, but with a heightened focus on application of good sustainability practices; commercial angles; procurement; environmental justice; biodiversity, risks, vulnerabilities and legal aspects as well as driving collective action.
For those who already plan to attend and want to secure the best price, registration is now open with a super, super early bird rate, which will run until 14 April 2023: www.sportpositivesummit.com/register
About Sport Positive
Sport Positive is a UK-based organisation that supports global sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change. We work tirelessly to connect industry stakeholders globally, host an annual Summit in collaboration with UN Climate and International Olympic Committee, research and share environmental sustainability data via our leagues as well as opinion and news via our bi-weekly newsletter and podcast.