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Sports Performance Innovation Forum

  • Bay Oval, Blake Park, Kawaka Street Mount Maunganui (map)
Sports Performance Innovation Forum


Mark Henderson - Director of Engineering at Adidas (Design & Innovation)

Sam Sutton - Four time Extreme Kayak World Champion (Athletic Performance)

Dane Baker - Performance Dietitian - High Performance Sport NZ, Chiefs Super Rugby, Black Ferns Sevens, Black Sticks, Rio Olympics NZ Team (Food & Nutrition)

Peter McGlashan - Former international Cricketer and Media Broadcaster (Event MC)


How do you advance human potential in performance sport? This year’s Sports Performance Innovation Forum explores this concept and the convergence of food nutrition, equipment design and athletic endeavour, with distinct perspectives from leading professionals in the world of sports innovation.

Let our legendary line-up walk you through their personal and first-hand perspectives towards the physiology, psychology, food, nutrition, brand, design, and the impact of technology on the evolution of sport and performance.

Three speakers will share incredible insight spanning how to fuel the body for peak performance, the importance of design innovation within sporting equipment, and competing on the world stage and in extreme sports situations where performance is fundamental in pushing the boundaries of possibility.

NOTE: Registrations for the SPI-2019 Forum are now closed. If you missed out please contact We will do our best to fit you in last minute however we cannot promise you will be accommodated.

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