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In our day-to-day work in our associations, federations or regular workplaces it’s not often we get a chance to rub shoulders with TV stars, decision-makers from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, the EU Sport Unit, successful campaign managers, former athletes, fitness gurus and TEDx speakers. But at conferences, anything is possible! That’s why we are gathering the most high-profile speakers for our MOVE Congress 2019 programme.

Who can you meet in Budapest this October?

High-level decision makers, health and physical activity advocacy experts

  • Dr Fiona Bull MBE, Programme Lead on Physical Activity in the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Switzerland/Australia (click here for video)
  • Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission, Hungary
    Yves le Lostecque, Head of the EU Sport Unit
  • Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Deputy Mayor, Budapest (Human Affairs) and European Capital of Sport, Hungary
  • Professor Uwe Pühse, UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Niels Lund, Vice-President of Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk, Denmark

High profile public speakers and leaders in our sector

  • Magnús Scheving (a.k.a. Sportacus, pictured above), Creator, CEO & Co-Founder, LazyTown Entertainment, Iceland (TEDx speaker and international television personality, click here for video)
  • Aaron Kearney, Consultant and Broadcast Journalist, Griffith Asia Institute and AKS Media International, Australia (click here for video)
  • Darryl Edwards (pictured above), Founder, Primal Play, UK (TEDx speaker, (click here for video)
  • Markos Artistides Kern (pictured above), Entrepreneur and Sports-Tech Innovator, Fun With Balls, Germany (click here for video)
  • Kate Dale (pictured above), Lead of This Girl Can Campaign, Sport England, UK (click here for video)
  • Dr Paul Bedford, Researcher, presenter & fitness industry expert, Retention Guru Ltd, UK (click here for video)
  • Hans Karssenberg, Founding Partner, STIPO and the City at Eye Level, Netherlands (click here for video)
  • Dr Mark Tremblay, President, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Canada (click here for video)
  • Amy Chan, Chair, Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, Hong Kong (TEDx speaker, (click here for video)

Browse the full list of speakers at https://www.movecongress.com/speakers-2019/
Catch up on our latest interviews and news stories at https://www.movecongress.com/updates/

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In our day-to-day work in our associations, federations or regular workplaces it's not often we get a chance to rub shoulders with TV stars, decision-makers from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, the EU Sport Unit, successful campaign managers, former athletes, fitness gurus and TEDx speakers. But at conferences, anything is possible! That's why we are gathering the most high-profile speakers for our MOVE Congress 2019 programme. Who can you meet in Budapest this October? High-level decision makers, health and physical activity advocacy

After being one of the world’s highest profile promoters of healthy lifestyles to kids for the past 20 years, LazyTown Entertainment CEO Magnús Scheving has learned an important difference between ‘exercise’ and ‘movement’ that many adults don’t often recognise. “We don’t need to get kids to exercise,” he says. “I don’t think kids should exercise, they should do everything through a game.” The Icelander, who turned himself into a real-life cartoon superhero and international TV star, will now share his

Silvija Mitevska is the President of TAKT (Together Advancing Common Trust), Skopje’s leading NGO for sport development and gender equality in North Macedonia. She is a paragliding pilot, a passionate advocate for women's empowerment through sport, a part of the Global Sports Mentoring Programme and the chairperson of the Working Group on gender equality in North Macedonia. In addition to being a columnist for a national newspaper, she is an award-winning author and has published two fiction books. Silvija will

“If you want to change sport from the ground up, you need some pretty big balls.” MOVE Congress 2019 keynote speaker Markos Aristides Kern uses the name of his successful start-up Fun With Balls in a cheeky way, and that is exactly how it’s meant to be. Markos is one of the grassroots sport sector’s most dynamic entrepreneurs, winning at award for best innovator in sports tech in Toronto earlier this year. Markos will share the secrets to gamifying physical activity

Budapest is still sizzling in the European heatwave and so is our MOVE Congress summer offer. But by Sunday the tables will turn, the Southern Hemisphere will start basking in the spring sunshine - and those who have snapped up a MOVE Congress pass for only €250 will be smiling like a sunny emoji wherever they are. This week is the last chance to save on your MOVE Congress ticket. Save €50 on your 3-day pass or €20 on our new

With 2 months to go until the MOVE Congress in Budapest, ISCA is delighted to announce that Dr Fiona Bull MBE, from the World Health Organization, will be our first keynote speaker on 17 October and set the scene for one of our strongest conference programmes yet. Following the keynote session, featuring gamification experts Markos Aristides Kern and Rocket Beans TV active storyteller Gino Singh, Dr Bull will lead Track 1 of the MOVE Congress ‘Game-changers connecting physical activity and health’. Kate

If you’ve secured your seat for the 9th MOVE Congress in Budapest, you can literally have the conference at your fingertips with our official app, powered by Whova. Keep up-to-date with the latest additions and updates to our programme, speakers, side events – including our new Innovation Alley exhibitions and presentations – and contact fellow participants before, during and after the event. How? Step 1: To download the app, you first need to register as a MOVE Congress participant. Step 2: Receive your download

Amy Chan Lim-chee is a former elite athlete who is now changing the game for sport for development and women in sport leadership as the Chair of the Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association and Executive Manager of the Racing Development Board of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. She is also our latest confirmed speaker in our track Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children on 18 October at the MOVE Congress in Budapest. Chan first enjoyed success in

Nobody fits the description of “game-changer” in sport and physical activity better than someone who transforms into a superhero and sets out on a mission to move the world. This transformation was all in a day’s work for MOVE Congress 2019 keynote speaker Magnús Scheving – an Icelandic entrepreneur who created his own TV show, LazyTown, and starred in it as healthy lifestyle superhero Sportacus. A former gymnast, PE teacher and self-described “flaming ball of energy”, Scheving noticed a gap in

With the MOVE Congress 2019 just around the corner, I couldn’t be more ready to moderate and present to you the 'Redefining an active lifestyle with MOVEment Spaces' track in Budapest on 17 October. The track has such a great diversity of speakers – including experts in architecture, urban planning, physical activity promotion, placemaking – representing both the civil society and public sectors who are just as ready to share their new ideas, concepts and tools. During the day the MOVE