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Diary: Rugby Expo 2013, 13-14 November 2013 at Twickenham

Twickenham Stadium is hosting Rugby Expo for the third time. The event is working with Twickenham Experience to deliver its extended vision through the conference and events facilities at the venue. The Expo claims to be the ultimate meeting place for the business-to-business world of the sport, combining an unrivalled conference programme and a live exhibition showcasing the latest innovations, products and services for the rugby industry.

The exhibition takes place n the Rose Suite, a dedicated exhibition area of 1,200 square metres with easy access to breakout rooms for master class summits and workshops. The two day event will be the single biggest gathering of the business world of rugby and will host professional clubs, international unions and leagues, rights holders, brands, agencies and key suppliers to the sport as well as representatives from over 500 grass roots clubs.

The conference programme switches its focus from the professional game on day one to grass roots rugby on day two. The programme is made up of main stage plenary sessions, master class summits and smaller, focused workshops with over 50 leading speakers from across the sports industry confirmed.

These include RFU chairman Bill Beaumont, Rugby World Cup 2015 Chairman Andrew Cosset, Ethane CEO James Hogan, M&C Saatchi CEO Steve Martin, SANZAR CEO Greg Peters, MD Derek Palmer, Tomos Grace from YouTube, NZRU General Manager Nick Brown, IMG Senior Vice President Nick Chesworth, Aviva Senior Sponsorship Manager Louisa Cheetham and RFU Development Director Steve Grainger.