LONDON — Leaders in Performance, the international conference dedicated to the identification, development and management of elite sporting talent, is proud to officially launch its first conference in the United States. The world-renowned conference has teamed up with Bloomberg Sports, who IMG have recently bought a stake in, to host the event in their state of the art facility in New York on 4th & 5th of June, 2013. The agenda will cover a range of topics from preparing athletes for peak performance, leadership and culture, innovation, science and technology in a series of talks and workshops to challenge, educate and inspire elite coaches, club owners and top executives.

“We are very pleased to be able to bring Leaders in Performance to the United States for the first time, and to have such a unique host as Bloomberg Sports,” said James Worrall CEO Leaders in Performance. “The events we have staged in Europe have brought together a very unique mix of professionals from various disciplines to share ideas and best practices, and we are looking forward to replicating that type of environment here in the States this coming June. It is the first of what we think will be a long and fruitful relationship with those who strive for the best in performance across North America.” “In our short history we have demonstrated and refined a standard of excellence in analytics for sports that is a key determiner for athletic performance, so this conference is a natural fit for us to host,” said Bill Squadron,” head of Bloomberg Sports. “James and his team have done an amazing job in growing their event in the UK, a place where we are delivering the most advanced soccer analytics and accurate projections yet developed, and we are looking forward to helping to replicate that standard here in North America.”

The cutting-edge 2013 programme has been designed after a rigorous research process with the help of a diverse advisory board that includes top practitioners from New York Knicks, UK Athletics, Boston Celtics, Chelsea FC, New York Yankees, MLS, NY Rangers, UC Berkeley, Saatchi and Saatchi, US Olympic Committee. The first announced speaker is Bob Bowman, the swimming coach of Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time.   Bowman has been there every step of the way for Michael Phelps – through the training regimes, mental preparation, commitment that goes into becoming the most successful Olympian in sporting history.  He is set to reveal proven techniques to develop a world-class athlete, insights into the training methods that made Phelps so unique, and share his views on how to prepare an athlete for peak performance alongside a panel of other top names in sport due to be announced in the coming weeks.

The conference and networking platform will be limited to an invitation-only audience of 300 of the world’s leading practitioners with 50% from North American sport and the other half from the rest of the world.  It will be the first ever international gathering of performance professionals across multiple sports to take place in the world’s largest business market.

The Leaders in Performance UK conference, hosted at Chelsea FC in October last year invited an audience of 400 top practitioners to share best practice on innovation, team Culture, technology, analytics, leadership and behaviour presented by speakers such as Stuart Lancaster, Charles van Commenee, Mark Verstegen, Gary Kirsten, Steve McClaren among many others. The content for the USA edition of the event promises to build on the success and add even more cutting edge insights and learnings.

If you would like to learn more about Leaders in Performance USA or to enquire about opportunities to get involved in 2013, please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email enquiry@leadersinevents.com.

About Bloomberg Sports

Recently named by Mashable as one of its “Five Most Innovative Sports Brands for 2012,” Bloomberg Sports takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data  and analytics, and applies them to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. Working with MLB.com and other partners since its launch in 2010, Bloomberg Sports fantasy products give fans the most powerful easy to use resources as they draft and manage their fantasy teams. Additionally, Bloomberg Sports provides a professional product that delivers Major League Baseball clubs with a secure, virtually unlimited set of analytical functions to assist them in personnel evaluation and game preparation and with a tablet application used by many professional players. Bloomberg Sports has also created products customized for broadcast use, as well as professional tools for several professional baseball organizations in Latin America and recently launched a consumer soccer product in Europe. BSports was also selected by The Sports Business Journal as a Finalist for “Best In Sports Technology” in 2012 and named as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in Sports” in 2011 by Fast Company Magazine.

Contact for Bloomberg:

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