FIFA Women’s Football Convention to take place in Sydney on 18-19 August 2023

Sydney, Australia, is set to host the second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football Convention, a remarkable gathering aiming to propel the global development of women’s football.

The event is scheduled for the 18th and 19th of August 2023, leading up to the final of the greatest-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™ at Stadium Australia on the 20th of August.

A global assembly

Leaders, legends, coaches, administrators, and representatives from all FIFA member associations, six Confederations, and other FIFA stakeholders will convene at the International Convention Centre, located in Sydney’s heart.

Commercial affiliates will also partake in this gathering that promises to unite the world of football, business, and society.

A strategic convention

The program is designed around FIFA’s five pillars for Women’s Football Strategy: Develop and grow, showcase the game, communicate and commercialize, govern and lead, and educate and empower.

Through speeches, panel sessions, and demonstrations, the Convention will applaud global success stories in women’s football and offer a platform for FIFA’s member associations to connect and share best practices.

Exceptional participation

The event will feature prominent figures in the world of football, including two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, The Best FIFA Women’s Coach from 2021 Emma Hayes, and FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger.

Stars like two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner Carli Lloyd and England and Arsenal legend Ian Wright will also be in attendance.

A milestone in Women’s Football

In his statement, FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed excitement over the rapidly advancing world of women’s football and the need to maintain the momentum generated by the current Women’s World Cup.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura further emphasised the importance of the tournament as a “gamechanger” and looked forward to reflecting on the success and building upon it at the Convention.

Building on success

The Convention follows the inaugural edition held in France in 2019 and comes at a time of exceptional growth and interest in women’s football.

Backed by FIFA’s dedicated funding during a global pandemic, the sport has quickly advanced, and the convention aims to ensure that the achievements in Australia and New Zealand are leveraged to boost the sport further.


The second FIFA Women’s Football Convention is not merely an event; it is a celebration of progress, a meeting of minds, and a significant step towards a brighter future for women’s football.

By bringing together the leading figures from across the globe, it embodies the shared commitment to inspire a new generation of female footballers and empower a new generation of leaders.

The two-day gathering promises to be a significant milestone in the continued growth and development of women’s football globally.