Leaders, the premium global conference and publishing organisation in sport, has today announced it will move its flagship Summit for 2019 to Twickenham Stadium, London, Home of England Rugby.

The annual Leaders Sport Business Summit, which has been held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge since 2007, is relocating to accommodate the growth in numbers of attendees and partners.

The announcement was made as the 2018 Leaders’ Sports 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, and Peter Hutton, Director, Global Live Sports of Partnerships and Programming at Facebook.

Now the focal point of Leaders Week, the Business Summit has become the industry’s must attend event, bringing together the biggest international speakers and content in sports today. The summit now attracts over 2000 sport business executives from over 50 countries around the world and the change of venue to Twickenham is needed as the event continues to grow.

“Over the last 11 years and we’ve seen the Leaders Business Summit grow from 600 attendees to now over 2000.” Said Leaders Founder and CEO, James Worrall. “The move to Twickenham is a must as we look to expand our footprint further and keep up with demand. The relocation will give us the opportunity to take the Summit to the next level and allow us to continue to attract the biggest and best names in the sport’s business, providing the essential platform to inform, inspire and bring together the wider industry.”

“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 staudium.”