The National Basketball Players Association serves to protect and support the rights and talents of the 450 best basketball players in the world, magnify the power of their collective, and amplify their voices as leaders. With that in mind, we're excited to welcome you to the Inaugural NBPA Performance Summit @ The Sanctuary, where we will bring together some of the most renowned experts, athletes, and decision-makers in the sports tech industry.

The two-day event will run from July 18-20th and will explore the latest developments and advantages in the sports performance and tech space. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in expert-led workshops, attend interactive demonstrations, and engage in thought-provoking discussions with fellow thought leaders and athletes.

Taking place in Fuengirola, which is conveniently located between Malaga and Marbella, participants will also have the chance to take in the local culture and enjoy some time at the beach or on the local golf courses.


World-class athletes




C-Suite executives


Industry experts

2023 Partners


*If you are interested in partnering with us, please reach out to dan.obrien@nbpa.com*

Meet Our Emcee

Meet Our Speakers

Schedule & Topics

9:00 - 11:00

Rally & Rise: Morning Padel Sessions

Location: Hotel Padel Courts

Description: Elevate your fitness game with an invigorating Padel session designed to boost your strength, endurance, and overall fitness.

11:00 - 12:00

[Partner Invitational] Player Pick-Up Runs

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch - Networking

14:00 - 14:20

Breaking Boundaries: Innovating Athlete Performance and Beyond in the International Sports Groundbreakers Challenge

Description: Join us for a panel discussion on the International Sports Groundbreakers Challenge (ISGC), an unprecedented open innovation initiative in the sports industry. Organized by the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft and Sport Singapore, and supported by 13 global sports entities, this challenge seeks to inspire sports entities, companies, and startups to push the boundaries of what's possible in sports innovation. Through problem statements, ISGC addresses key pillars such as fan engagement, smart venues, athlete performance, sustainability, and sport for good. During the presentation, we will specifically explore the challenges and cutting-edge solutions related to athlete performance, leveraging technology to optimize training and enhance overall performance.

Speakers: Iris Córdoba Mondéjar: General Manager, Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft

14:20 - 14:40

Similarities between Entrepreneurship and Professional Sports

Description: Explore the powerful parallels between entrepreneurship and professional sports in this captivating panel. Discover shared principles of goal-setting, risk-taking, resilience, and teamwork. Gain insights into strategies for success in both arenas.

Speakers: Didac Lee: Co-Funder, Galdana Ventures (VC)

14:40 - 15:00

The Current and Future Landscape of Sport Tech Investment

Description: Join us for an exclusive presentation by Alysse Soll as she unveils the groundbreaking impact of sport tech investment on high performance. Discover how strategic investments in innovative technologies are reshaping athlete training, performance analysis, and sports science and gain valuable insights into the latest trends, success stories, and future opportunities that will drive the future of high-performance sports.

Speakers: Alysse Soll: CEO Advisory, Underdog Venture Team

15:00 - 15:40

Talent to Co-Owners: The Synergy of Athlete-Investors

Description: Explore how athletes' firsthand knowledge of performance enhancement, market trends, and user needs enhances their investment decisions and amplifies their impact. Learn how athlete partnerships are driving innovation, propelling the growth of cutting-edge technologies, and creating winning scenarios off the court.

Moderators: Benny Bonsu: Global Sports Leader in Media and Business

-Marilou McFarlane: Founder & CEO, Women in Sports Tech (WiST)
-Alysse Soll: CEO Advisory, Underdog Venture Team
-Antonio Cacorino: CEO, APEX Capital

15:40 - 15:55


15:55 - 16:15

Innovating The Way We Train with Virtual Reality Technologies

Description: Explore the Power of Immersive Technology in Athlete Development and delve into the transformative potential of virtual reality in sports training. Discover how athletes can enhance their skills, simulate realistic game scenarios, and push the boundaries of performance through immersive experiences.

Speakers: Andrew Hawkins: CEO, StatusPRO

16:15 - 16:55

Shaping The Future of High-Performance: Motion Capture

Description: How will advancements in motion capture technology shape the future of high-performance sports, and what new capabilities and features can we expect to see in the coming years?

Moderators: Dan O’Brien: Director of Sports Medicine and Research, NBPA

-Brian Moore: Co-Founder & CEO, Orreco
-Patrick Moodie: Founder, Dari Motion

16:55 - 17:35

Inside the Mind of a High Performer

Description: Discover the secrets behind achieving peak performance and gain valuable insights from these industry titans as they discuss their experiences and approaches to training, nutrition, mental conditioning, and more.

Moderators: Benny Bonsu: Global Sports Leader in Media and Business

-Keith D’Amelio: Director of Performance, Nike
-Ndamukong Suh: Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro-Bowler & VC Entrepreneur

17:35 - 17:50


17:50 - 18:50

Point Forward Pocast Live Session with Special Guest

Description: Get ready for an exhilarating second session of the Point Forward Live Podcast, featuring another extraordinary special guest who has achieved remarkable success in their field. Join Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner as they delve into the depths of high performance, uncovering the unique strategies, mindset, and habits that drive exceptional results. This exclusive conversation with our esteemed guest is a golden opportunity to gain invaluable insights and elevate your own pursuit of greatness.

-Andre Iguodala: 4x NBA Champion. GP Mastry Ventures. Co-Host of Point Forward Podcast. NYT Best Selling Author. Jumia Board Member.
-Evan Turner: Former National College Player of the Year & Consensus First Team All-American. Former Big-10 Player of the Year & Most Outstanding Player. 2nd Overall Pick in 2010 NBA Draft. Co-Founder of the Point Forward Podcast.

18:50- 19:00

Closing Remarks & Thanks


Explore Andalucia, Spain and learn more about the rich culture and history of the region.

Stay at the 5-star Higueron Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be any accommodations provided for attendees?

We have secured a preferred rate at the Higueron Hotel by Hilton for conference attendees. Availability is first come, first serve. Please reach out to saktish.ganesh@nbpa.com for more information.

Is transportation to and from the summit venue provided?

Transportation is not provided, but we have secured a preferred shuttle rate for conference attendees. Availability is first come, first serve. Please reach out to saktish.ganesh@nbpa.com for more information.

Is there a deadline to register for the summit?

The deadline to register for this event is July 3rd, 2023.

Is there a limit to the number of attendees for the summit?

This is a closed event and invite only. If you would like to invite a guest, please reach out to dan.obrien@nbpa.com.