Leaders, the global conference and publishing organisation in sport, has announced it will move its 2019 summit to Twickenham Stadium.

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 drew to a close. This year’s event saw more than 100 speakers take to the stage and now attracts more than 2,000 sport business executives from more than 50 countries around the world.

James Worrall, founder and CEO of Leaders, commented: “Over the last 11 years and we’ve seen the Leaders Business Summit grow from 600 attendees to now over 2,000. 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.”

Nils Braude, catering and conference and events director at Twickenham Stadium, added: “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. 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 stadium.”