Rugby Ventures announces partnership with owners of USA Sevens to deliver Rugby Expo Las Vegas 2015
Wednesday 29 January 2014 - Rugby Ventures Ltd. (RV), the company that owns and delivers Rugby Expo, the industry leading conference and exhibition at Twickenham, London has today announced a new and exciting partnership with USA Sevens owners, United World Sports.
UWS property, USA Sevens, own and run the Las Vegas 7s leg of the HSBC World Series 7s and the partnership will bring the Rugby Expo concept to the US for the first time with a fully interactive conference, exhibition and LIVE event alongside the tournament in Las Vegas in 2015.
The partnership will see RV work closely with UWS to run this first ever international version of Rugby Expo, which now in its 6th year is well established in the UK and Northern Hemisphere rugby as the meeting place for the key decision makers of the sport involved in club and provincial rugby at all levels of the game.
The focus for Rugby Expo Las Vegas will be on exciting content, interactive features and exhibitors that will support the fast growing game of rugby in the US and further tap in to the enthusiasm amongst coaches, players, administrators and the thousands of volunteers who are helping grow the sport in the US. Las Vegas is the obvious home for the event around the hugely successful 7s World Series event.
Rugby Expo Las Vegas will complement the Las Vegas 7s tournament as it grows in influence and more and more rugby enthusiasts visit the city to join the party that is the LV 7s. UWS are passionate about building on the fans experience in Vegas and Rugby Expo Las Vegas will do just that. The event will also provide fans with the opportunity to expand on their knowledge, skills and experiences of rugby.
On confirming the agreement and plans to run Rugby Expo Las Vegas, John Hockey, Chairman of Rugby Ventures Ltd. said, "We have been in discussions with UWS for some time about the opportunity to expand the concept of Rugby Expo and so to work in partnership to deliver Rugby Expo in Las Vegas alongside the 2015 tournament is something we are really excited about."
Jonathan First, President of United World Sports said, "We are excited to be able to confirm our partnership with Rugby Expo that will see the first ever Rugby Expo take place in the United States during the 2015 USA Sevens in Las Vegas. As our HSBC World Series 7s event has grown in popularity here in Las Vegas so has our determination to provide more opportunities for players, coaches and fans to build their rugby knowledge and to meet and share their ideas. Rugby Expo Las Vegas will be a key part of our building on the fan experience during the tournament."
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Editor’s NotesRugby Expo is the world’s largest live conference, exhibition and interactive event focused on the business of club and provincial rugby including all levels of the game.
Held at Twickenham, London since 2011, Rugby Expo 2014 will be the sixth edition of the event which is now regarded as the meeting place for the key decision makers of the sport.
The event, which combines an unrivalled conference programme, master class workshops and a live exhibition, is set to attract 1000 delegates and 40 exhibitors from the global rugby industry, providing those in attendance with ideal environment for learning of the latest developments in the game, networking and generating new business opportunities.
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