National Summit 2020

Now online
during November 2020

About National Summit

ukactive’s National Summit is the leading policy event for the physical activity sector, drawing 700 decision makers and influencers from across public health, sport, business, and government — all of whom share ukactive’s commitment to getting more people, more active, more often. Previous speakers have included the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill DBE, former Olympic track and field athlete for Great Britain. 

This year’s event will address the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our communities and showcase the ways in which the physical activity sector can support the nation’s long-term health, resilience, and recovery from the virus. The event will seek to provide clear recommendations to the Government around physical activity, prevention, and public health.


Wednesday 4th November

Political leaders: a new vision for physical activity 

Exploring the role and potential of the physical activity sector in supporting our collective recovery from the Coronavirus crisis and improving the long-term health, wellbeing and resilience of the nation.

Start time: 14:00

Wednesday 11th November

Measuring and creating effective interventions in health and wellbeing

Exploring impactful research on the benefits of physical activity for our health, economy and social connectedness, and understanding how this research can be used to inform effective policy interventions or business decision-making.

Start time: 14:00

Wednesday 18th November

Placemaking for better social, economic and public health outcomes 

Exploring how city centres, high streets, housing developments, businesses and the wider built environment can contribute to creating healthier, more active and socially connected communities.

Start time: 14:00

Wednesday 25th November

Integrated approaches to health and social care 

Exploring why governments should strive for a more preventative and joined up approach to health, and outlining how the physical activity sector can partner with other sectors to support the creation of healthier, more resilient communities

Start time: 14:00

National Summit 2018 – The Wrap Up

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson

CEO Cares Family Alex Smith

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP

Lawrence Dallaglio

Health Secretary Matt Hancock

Strategic Partners