Olympic gold medallist Etienne Stott to open 2020 Fit for the Future Convention

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Olympic gold medallist and environmental activist Etienne Stott has been confirmed as the opening speaker for our 2020 Fit for the Future Convention, in association with Howden.

Etienne will kick-start the event, which takes place in Loughborough on 28-29 January, with a fascinating talk designed to encourage us all to see protecting the environment as a human issue and one in which we all have a role in.

The 40-year old won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games in canoe slalom, with his crew-mate Tim Baillie. Their historic victory at a home Olympics helped Team GB to an unprecedented third place in the medal table and ignited the British public's enthusiasm.

An elite athlete for 20 years, Etienne is now retired and exploring life after sport, focusing particularly on the climate and ecological emergencies we face today, which he believes pose a huge threat to civilisation – and indeed to some of the sports we all love.

Etienne’s opening session will set the scene for a great array of speakers that hope to inform and inspire attendees on how they approach sustainability.

Our popular SPORT Talks will showcase how some organisations in the sector are approaching environmental sustainability, with talks from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Royal Yachting Association and England Golf.

Sporting Assets will be helping you approach your financial sustainability more innovatively and Professor Kevin Hylton will get you thinking about how you can get more people active, no matter what their background, age or ability. We’ll also look at how we can take better care of our participants, employees, volunteers and spectators.

Delegates will come away from the event with fresh insight into how best they can help facilitate the move towards more sustainability in their own organisations and how collectively the sector can work together.

To view this year’s exciting programme, please head here.

Tickets are selling fast in the build-up to the two-day event and as with other years, we are expecting a sell-out.

Make sure you are part of the buzz this time round and secure your ticket today.

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