11 October 2018, LONDON – Leaders, the premium global conference and publishing business in sport, has today announced it will move its flagship Leaders Sport Business Summit to Twickenham Stadium, London, Home of England Rugby in 2019.
Hosted at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge since 2008, the Summit is relocating to accommodate the continuous growth in delegates from around the world and a more immersive environment for sponsors and exhibitors.
The announcement was made as the 2018 Leaders Sport Business Summit draws to a close. This year’s event saw over 100 speakers take to the stage, including Claire Cronin, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Atlantic; Alex Green, Amazon Prime Video’s European Managing Director, Sports and Channels; Alessandro Antonello, Chief Executive Officer, FC Internazionale Milano and Peter Hutton, Director, Global Live Sports of Partnerships and Programming at Facebook.
Now the focal point of Leaders Week, The Sport Business Summit has become the industry’s must attend event, attracting the biggest international speakers and over 2000 sport business executives from over 50 countries around the world.
“Over the last 11 years, we’ve seen the event grow from 600 attendees to over 2000,” said Leaders Founder and CEO, James Worrall. “Stamford Bridge has been our home since the start and we can’t thank the Chairman, Bruce Buck and their incredible events team, enough for their support during that time. But with Chelsea advancing their renovation plans for Stamford Bridge and a need to take Leaders to the next level, we’ve taken the bold step to relocated to Twickenham. The move will not only support the events continued growth but also allow us to test new concepts and formats which we feel is needed to stay ahead of the curve”.
“This is an outstanding event which brings together some of the biggest personalities and brands in global sport, and we’re delighted to have them here at Twickenham Stadium,” commented Nils Braude, Catering and Conference & Events Director, Twickenham Stadium. “When the event arrives, we will have launched our new East Stand facility, which will already be changing the face of sports hospitality, Leaders will be a great event to showcase a new look to the stadium.”
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