NBPA Announces Inaugural Performance Summit at “The Sanctuary” in partnership with GSIC powered by Microsoft

NBPA Announces Inaugural Performance Summit at “The Sanctuary” in partnership with GSIC powered by Microsoft

NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2023 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is thrilled to announce that it will host an inaugural NBPA Performance Summit alongside "The Sanctuary", a performance retreat for players hosted in the region of Andalucía, Spain. For the first time, the NBPA will host a summit centered around player performance and emerging technology, in partnership with The Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft, an international reference innovation center and meeting point for the sports tech industry.

Taking place alongside "The Sanctuary" from July 18-20, The NBPA Performance Summit will feature an impressive lineup of industry experts, innovators, and athletes who will focus on the latest advancements in performance and technology to enhance performance in the modern sports landscape. The conference program will include a variety of panels and presentations designed to provide valuable knowledge as well as several sessions centered around health & wellness. MARCA, a leading sports media outlet based in Spain, will be the official media partner for the event.

“The NBPA Performance Summit will provide an unparalleled opportunity for our members to come together with leading industry experts to delve into the latest trends and advancements in athlete performance," said Tamika Tremaglio, NBPA Executive Director. “With the exceptional lineup of speakers and sessions and the diversity of topics, we are confident that this inaugural summit will be a great learning experience for all.”

"We are honored to support the NBPA in creating this inaugural NBPA Performance Summit,” said Iris Cordoba, General Manager of GSIC powered by Microsoft. “This partnership is a natural fit, as it brings together the expertise and resources of both organizations to provide players and attendees with valuable insights into the latest advancements in athlete performance. We believe that this summit can play a crucial role in revolutionizing athlete training, competition, and fan experiences, and we are very much looking forward to kicking it off next week in Spain.”

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 About the NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA's mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including through the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, and counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players' group licensing rights.

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities, and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.

About GSIC

The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) is a non-profit association that works from the philosophy of a business cluster. GSIC was promoted by the Microsoft team in 2015 and brings together all kinds of sports entities (clubs, federations, associations), institutions, technology companies (from startups to companies), research organizations, investors, and key figures in the sports industry. to improve your value chain. To do this, we focus our activities and services on 7 main axes: entrepreneurship, networking, applied research, showcase, Microsoft Partners Solutions, digital transformation consulting and Sports for Good. More than 500 companies from 51 different countries have already received support from GSIC through different activities, as well as its ambassadors and network of professionals from the sports industry.

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