LIW Hits Boundary Line with Appointment of Geoff Miller as Keynote Speaker

The UK’s biggest dedicated leisure trade show has hit a six with the appointment of former English cricketer, Geoff Miller as a Leisure Industry Week Keynote Theatre speaker. Renowned as the most successful England and Wales Cricket Board (EBC) Chairman of Selectors of all time, Miller will explore the merits of due diligence, as well as the recruitment strategies needed to build a successful team.

Curated for all calibre of attendee, the Keynote Theatre is a place of acceptance, inspiration and enlightenment. From personal trainers, gym managers and procurement directors to facility owners and chief executives, the talks and seminars will provoke a plethora of discussion and new opportunities for every delegate under a one team philosophy new for 2015. No presentation is specific to one particular sector, with each speaker offering insight that can be applied to an array of different industries. Miller will take to the stage to discuss the art of assembling compatible teams that can go the distance.  

Geoff Miller said, “I’m thrilled to be representing cricket at LIW 2015, as it’s the biggest leisure trade show exhibition in the UK. Regardless of industry, sport, business model or passion, I’m hoping to deliver a speech which will speak to everyone and engage athletes, sports enthusiasts, facility managers and business owners alike.”

Kicking off his professional cricket career in 1976, Miller played in a total of 34 tests and 25 ODIs. From 1979 to 1981 he captained Derbyshire, then played for Essex from 1987 to 1989. While his on-field performance was commendable Miller really began to augment his influence in January 2008 when he was elected National Selector by the England and Wales Cricket Board. As chairman he took on the responsibility of cherry picking players to create a dream team that would do the kingdom proud. Joined by fellow panel members such as Ashley Giles, Peter Moores and James Whitaker, Miller went down in history as the most triumphant Chairman of Selectors ever appointed. In a testament to his contribution to the sport Miller was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.

Selecting the crème de la crème of athletes is no easy feat. While performance does play a major role in the selection process choosing individuals that meld together as a team is also an integral factor. In his keynote speech Miller will delve into the complexities of the team selection process, and how everyday managers can leverage diligence, determination and effective recruitment strategies to put together the perfect team.

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Leisure Industry Week 2015 is the UK’s number one dedicated leisure trade show exhibition. It represents all sectors of the industry from wet leisure, fitness, nutrition, soft play, active recreation, group training and much more. The underlying aim is to create active lifestyles through innovative technology and ground-breaking education. The event attracts a diverse cross section of leading industry figures and key decision makers.

The event is split into distinct zones which allow visitors to enjoy varied and engaging streams. These include keynote speaker presentations, a custom built spa area featuring a range of pool and spa products, fitness and nutrition advice, group training sessions, sports and physical activity demonstrations and a custom-built concept gym designed to showcase all areas of leisure facilities management, including lockers, front-end systems, turnstiles, innovative training equipment and much more.