With a little over four months to go until the 9th MOVE Congress, we are excited to announce that the programme is taking shape and 21 speakers are now confirmed to join us in Budapest from 16-18 October 2019.
Commissioner, Vice Mayor and World Champion headline opening
Budapest is the European Capital of Sport in 2019, and will be featured at the MOVE Congress opening by Deputy Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky, who will officially welcome the delegates to the Hungarian capital. European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics (pictured left), is also a Hungarian native and will share his forecast for the future of grassroots sport as the new Commissioners take office.
Skipping World Champion Adrienn Bánhegyi (pictured above) is another prominent Hungarian who will take to the stage for an interactive skipping demonstration that will get as many people in the auditorium to “whip it, whip it good”. In a careful way, of course.
Tech-savvy keynotes to reveal how they gamified physical activity
Markos Aristides Kern is an entrepreneur who became a game-changer for squash and other grassroots racquet sports, attracting more people to the sport with his huge touch screens that take Nintendo Wii’s concept to the next level. He’ll show us how he did it.
Gino Singh (pictured right) brought the worlds of gaming, good old-fashioned storytelling and fitness together in a way that will transform your way of seeing these genres. His book Dungeons & Workouts and online TV channel Rocket Beans are designed to get screen addicts and workaholics up and moving – so expect to get drawn into his story at the MOVE Congress!
More keynote and track speakers will be revealed soon! The following speakers are the first confirmed to present in our parallel tracks:
Game-changers connecting physical activity and health
Dr Paul Bedford, Researcher, presenter & fitness industry expert, Retention Guru Ltd, UK
Dr Jacqueline Mair, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Dr Sami Kokko, Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä Research Centre for Health Promotion, Finland
Miklós Tóth, President, Hungarian Society of Sports Science, Hungary
Carving a new niche with grassroots sport diplomacy
Professor Richard Parrish (pictured right), Jean Monnet Chair of EU Sports Law and Policy, Edge Hill University, UK
Aaron Kearney, Consultant and Journalist, Griffith Asia Institute and AKS Media International, Australia
Silvija Mitevska, President, Together Advancing Common Trust (TAKT), North Macedonia
Redefining an “active lifestyle” with MOVEment Spaces
Hans Karssenberg, Founding Partner, STIPO and the City at Eye Level, Netherlands
Vivian Doumpa, Urban Planner and Geographer, Stipo, Greece
Levente Polyak, Urban Planner and Researcher, Critical Concrete, Hungary
Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children
Professor Uwe Pühse (pictured right), UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings, University of Basel, Switzerland
Dr Jayne Greenberg, Project Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United States
Jakub Kalinowski, President, V4Sport, Active Healthy Kids Alliance Board Member, Poland
Zoltán Boronyai, Department of HEPA and PE, Hungarian School Sport Federation, Hungary
Opening new doors to funding and support
Agata Dziarnowska, Policy Officer, EU Sport Unit, Belgium
Kai Troll, President and CEO, ASSOCIATIONWORLD, Belgium
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