Sydney scores FIFA Women’s Football Convention

Held at ICC Sydney, the Convention will welcome 1,000 delegates and conclude the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Sydney has secured the second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football Convention from 18 – 19 August 2023 to conclude the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 which ends with the final in Sydney. 

Held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), the FIFA Women’s Football Convention will host 1,000 delegates over two days in Sydney with an estimate value to the NSW economy of $1.2 million. Together with leaders from the world of football, they will discuss the development of women’s football, whilst showcasing best practices to further inspire the growth of the women’s game around the world. 

“We are at a remarkable moment in the development of women’s football. As we witness the greatest-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup –with records being broken on a daily basis – it is essential that we also maintain this momentum across all aspects of our sport by staging the second FIFA Women’s Football Convention at Sydney’s iconic International Convention Centre,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

“This Convention follows the inaugural edition in France in 2019. But in four short years – and backed by FIFA’s dedicated funding through a global pandemic – it is wonderful to see how quickly women’s football has advanced. I look forward to joining friends and colleagues from across the world of women’s football to ensure the momentous things we are achieving here in Australia and New Zealand are used to further boost the sport – and to ensure this tournament not only inspires a new generation of female footballers, but also empowers a new generation of leaders.” 

FIFA has invited 211 member associations, as well as key global stakeholders, to attend the second Women’s Football Convention, after the inaugural event was held in 2019. The focus of the Convention will centre around the development of the women’s game, the social benefits of football for women and girls, and the positive impact it can have on female empowerment. 

“While the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been an incredible event to entertain global audiences and showcase women’s sporting excellence, the FIFA Women’s Football Convention 2023 in Sydney is where advances in the business and the human sides of the world game will be made, creating a legacy to embrace, educate and empower women around the world through football,” BESydney chief executive officer Lyn Lewis-Smith said.

“It also provides Sydney with the opportunity to promote and profile NSW’s sporting excellence and capabilities in hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and the FIFA Women’s Football Convention.” 

The FIFA Women’s Football Convention will feature a variety of international speakers who are influential and successful in their field, chosen because they are playing their part in giving women and girls the chance to fulfil their potential – whether that be in football, sport or society.

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