Rugby Expo to relocate to Ricoh Arena in 2016

Organiser of Rugby Expo has secured a new long-term partnership with Wasps Rugby Club that will see the event move to the Ricoh Arena in 2016. 

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Organiser of Rugby Expo has secured a new long-term partnership with Wasps Rugby Club that will see the event move to the Ricoh Arena in 2016.

The new partnership is designed to support and facilitate the growth plans of the event, which starts this year on 26 November in its final berth at Twickenham Stadium, said the organiser. The event has been at Twickenham since 2011.

With a focus on club rugby, the B2B exhibition and conference is set to attract more than 800 delegates and 40 exhibitors when it moves to Wasps RFC on 2-3 November 2016.

“We want to create a truly national event and welcome more clubs from both the professional and community game, grow the number of exhibitors and partners and moving to the Ricoh Arena helps facilitates this growth,” said Jonathan Wilson, event director for Rugby Expo.

“Having met with David Armstrong, Andy Gibb and their team, we are very confident the club will get right behind the event and work with us and our existing partners to build on the platform we have created, as we look to maximise the potential of Rugby Expo over the next three years.”

Commenting on the new agreement, Wasps Group CEO, David Armstrong, said: “The Ricoh Arena is the perfect environment in which to bring together sport and business and we look forward to welcoming a range of rugby businesses and supporters, from both the elite and community based game. We are fortunate that the Ricoh Arena has a large-scale capacity and are excited about working with Rugby Expo to help grow an event which has already expanded significantly over the past few years."

 

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