February 2023, Articles

High Performance sector comes together for Performance Summit 2023

New Zealand’s high performance sport sector will come together in March for Performance Summit 2023, a critical opportunity to collaborate and share learnings and ideas in the lead up to Paris 2024 and future pinnacle events.

“The connectivity and ability to collaborate within New Zealand’s high performance sport system is a key part of our competitive advantage,” Chair of the Performance Summit Advisory Group Chris Morrison says.

“This event is a forum to maximise that potential as we look towards Paris 2024, Milan Cortina 2026 and other pinnacle events between now and 2032.”

HPSNZ, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) and Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), traditionally host a Performance Summit every two years but due to the global pandemic, this is the first such event since 2019.

Chris Morrison says Performance Summit 2023 will provide an opportunity to explore current trends in elite sport, reflect on the key lessons from the Tokyo cycle (2017-2021), as well as 2022, and look forward to future international pinnacle events.

“The theme that has guided the design of the Summit is ‘Developing people for sustainable wellbeing and performance’,” he says.

“Sharing experiences and best practice across the high performance environment supports faster learning that improves wellbeing and performance for people involved in high performance sport.”

Keynote speakers will include former Australian representative cricketer and practicing futurist Reanna Browne, Director of Player Health and Performance at the San Diego Padres Don Tricker, Canadian Paralympic sledge hockey player and mental health advocate Kevin Rempel and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO Katie Sadlier.

New Zealand’s Athlete Leaders Network will also host a session exploring key topics such as:

  • Navigating the highs and lows as an elite athlete; lessons from an Olympic/Paralympic campaign
  • Fostering a sense of belonging in daily training; what can we learn from high performance teams.


Performance Summit 2023 will be held at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre (58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland) on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2023.

It is an invitation only event for high performance leaders, athletes, coaches, support team members, athlete representatives and other stakeholders from across the high performance sport sector.

For further information please visit www.performancesummit.org.nz.

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