The theme for the Durban Forum is Sustainable Performance

The following topics will be covered:
Athlete Development
Women in Sport
Feedback from Rio
Tokyo 2020 Update
Gold Coast 2018 Update
Durban 2022
Financial Innovation in the OTC
NOC – OTC Relationship models
Social Media
Dual Career
Talent ID


Gary Kirsten  (RSA)

World Cup Winning Cricket Coach and Leadership Consultant
Leadership in the High Performance Environment

Dr Phatho Cele-Zondi (RSA)
CEO Sports Science Institute of South Africa
Leading Sustainably

Alex Baumann (NZ)
CEO of High Performance Sport New Zealand
Attaining and Sustaining Excellence

Roger Barrow (RSA)
2016 World Rowing Coach of the Year
Excellence on the Sniff of an Oil Rag

Tyrone Pillay &  Ntando Mahlangu (RSA)
Rio 2016 Paralympic Medalists
Overcoming Adversity

Prof Yannis Pitsiladis (UK)
IOC Medical and Scientific Commission
Anti-doping the Next Essential Steps

Agberto Guimarães (BRA)
Executive Director of Sports, Brazilian Olympic Committee
Rio 2016 Lessons and Legacy

Bennett King (AUS)
Executive Director, Queensland Academy of Sport
Gold Coast 2018, What to Expect

Prof Takeshi Kukidome (JAP)
Director High Performance Sport Strategy, Japan Sport Council
Tokyo 2020 Update

Rohini Naidoo (RSA)
HOD KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation
Athlete Development: An African Perspective

Doug Ryder (RSA)
Team Principal: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
An African Success Story

Eddie Fletcher (UK)
Sports Scientist and WattbikeDeveloper
Talent ID Lessons from Cycling

Dr Gael Guilhem (FRA)
Director INSEP Sports Lab
Tech in the French High Performance Support System

Francesc Cos (ESP)
Director of Sports Performance, FC Barcelona
The Barca Innovations Hub

Xavi Reche (ESP)
Indoor Sports Tracking & Data analyst: FC Barcelona
Indoor Tracking through Ultra-Wide Band Tech

Shaun Pollock (RSA)
Former South African Cricket Captain
Teamwork and the Winning Mentality

Ian Thomas (RSA)
Renowned Leadership Speaker and Former Park Ranger
The Power of the Pride

Rachel Spry (SWI)
Manager, Athlete Commissions, International Olympic Committee
The Athlete Learning Gateway and IOC Athlete Support

Amanda Dlamini (RSA)
South Africa Women’s National Football Team, Olympian
Leading from the Front

Penny Heyns (RSA)
Olympic Double Gold Medalist and FINA Athletes Commission member
Swimming Your Own Race

Ingrid van Gelder (NL)
Manager Elite Sports Infrastructure & Dual Career, Dutch Olympic Committee
Dutch Model 2024, Building the Strategy

Mark Maijor (NL)
Director, CTO Eindhoven
Dutch Model: Strategy to Daily Practice

Jochem Schwellens (NL)
Director, Papendal OTC
Dutch Model: Strategy to Daily Practice

John Underwood (USA)
Performance Consultant, US Navy Seals
Recovery; Nanotechnology; Effect of Lifestyle on Performance

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