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ATHENS WOMEN'S FOOTBALL SUMMIT

INVEST. EMPOWER. INSPIRE.

1st International Conference
The preliminary program for the 2019 Annual Athens Women’s
Football Summit is now available.

16th-17th 

OCT 

SUMMIT

The Top Attendees From All Over the World at the Historic 1st International Conference of our Annual ATHENS WOMEN'S FOOTBALL SUMMIT!

Speakers

50+ Female Pro Players, Football Clubs, Football Associations, International Experts, Technology & Commercial Giants, Investors, CEOs & VIPs from all over the world!

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Top Reasons You Cannot Miss this Women’s Football Summit in Athens!

Work Toward a New Global Consensus!

Push For Progress!

Meet International Speakers!

Expand Your Network!

Learn About the Amazing Women’s Game!

Discover Business & Investment Opportunities!

Explore & Enjoy ATHENS!

WHAT IS THE AWFS?

AthensWFS IS WHERE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

MEETS

THE CULTURE OF ATHENS!

WHAT IS THE AthensWFS...

The Athens Women’s Football Summit (AthensWFS) is part of the fight to nurture positive social change and achieve women’s equal footing in football. It is a gathering with the purpose of promoting diversity and true inclusion of women in the sport, building an international consensus around the goals and means to be pursued, and fostering global investment opportunities in women’s football – all while equipping attendees with the skills, confidence and contacts that they need to continue pushing forward.

Despite the long and impressive history of women in footballcrude stereotypes, ridiculous myths, underinvestment and inane discriminatory policies/decrees/regulations have hindered and discouraged women from playing the game….

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL, A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTMENT!

The global research and analysis has found that women’s football is a rapidly growth market that represents both a strong commercial opportunity and a valuable addition to Corporate Responsibility programs. In addition to its commercial appeal, women’s football is a high profile public and government concern, making it prime potential territory for business investment as part of Corporate
Responsibility programs. This creates a prime opportunity for businesses to invest in helping to address these concerns and in so doing, to demonstrate and be recognized by the public and politicians for their wider contribution to society

We Welcome You to the inaugural AthenWFS!

SFANTOS

Marios Christos Sfantos, Esq.

AthensWFS Co-Founder/Organizer, IBF – Partner, New York / Attorney at Law / Head of Communications at Valencia CF Academy New York / Adjunct Professor of Sport Law, Mercy College, New York

“The groundbreaking Athens Women’s Football Summit will be an annual gathering of investors and international sports business and football leaders, as well as players, coaches, NGOs and other vital stakeholders, … and it will not only focus on global investment and business opportunities in women’s football, but it will celebrate the women’s Beautiful Game and further raise awareness of the unique challenges these amazing athletes and coaches have to overcome daily as they fight to achieve an equal footing”, says Marios Christos Sfantos, Esq., IBF Partner, Football Executive Advisor and Athens WFS co-organizer. 
TOUMAZATOS!!_play1

Agisilaos Toumazatos

AthensWFS Co-Founder/Organizer, IBF-Founder & CEO / ECA-CMP Graduate / Greek CEO’s Association Member / EBRD Bank Advisor  / Ex-GM at PANATHINAIKOS FC / Ex-Deloitte Director

“Women’s football is a rapidly growing market which provides both strong commercial potential and valuable corporate responsibility possibilities – and companies, federations and governments have finally begun to recognize and act upon this exciting new reality …,” says IBF Founder & CEO, Ex. GM at PANATHINAIKOS FC and Athens WFS co-organizer Agisilaos Toumazatos.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE

Carolina Morace

Carolina Morace

Professional International Football Coach Most successful Italian female footballer of all time, IFAB, FIFA. Former Italian women's national team (2000-2005,Canadian national women's team (2009-2011), AC Milan Women (2018).
Brigitte Henriques

Brigitte Henriques

Vice President FFF (Fédération Française de Football).
Gilberto Silva

Gilberto Silva

Vice President FFF (Fédération Française de Football).
Tatjana Haenni

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women's Football at Swiss Football Association, Former Deputy Director FIFA Head of Women’s Football (2015-2017).
Ebru Koksal, CFA

Ebru Koksal, CFA

Chair of Women in Football Ex.FIFA & UEFA Consultant Ex.ECA Executive Board Ex.CEO/BOD of Galatasaray
Marios C Sfantos

Marios C Sfantos

Attorney / Head of Communications-Valencia CF Academy, NY
Rupinder Bains

Rupinder Bains

Director on the Board of The Football Association (FA) &  Member of the Women’s Football Board
Nicole Allison

Nicole Allison

Sports Consultant, Women's Football, FA Intermediary, ex.GM at Tottenham Hotspur Women
Donna de Haan

Donna de Haan

Principle Lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, International Sports Management
Adriano Del Monte

Adriano Del Monte

Sports Television & Radio Presenter, International Experience in Sports Industry
Penny Konitsioti

Penny Konitsioti

Attorney at Law Msc- Sports Industry, Europe
Elena Kalogera,MSc

Elena Kalogera,MSc

Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist Specializing in Women’s Health
Jim Gooley

Jim Gooley

Int.Women’s Football Expert Ex. VP/Director at USA pro.women’s leagues clubs
Panagiota Betty Angelis Tufariello

Panagiota Betty Angelis Tufariello

Attorney & CEO Intellectual/Industrial Property, Entertainment Law
Hubert Rovers

Hubert Rovers

CEO at European Football for Development Network-EFDN
Lindiwe Ngwenya

Lindiwe Ngwenya

Managing Director, Sisu Sports Management Ltd Player’s representative/Key Focus on WoSo
Tracy Hamm

Tracy Hamm

Head Coach at University of California, UEFA A’ Coaching License, Protagonist of the Movie “COACH”.
Nelson Fernandes

Nelson Fernandes

Commissioner at European Economic Chamber of Global Commerce & Industry
Agisilaos Toumazatos

Agisilaos Toumazatos

IBF-CEO, ECA/CMP Graduate, PANATHINAIKOS F.C ex.GM
Ms Quinter Odongo

Ms Quinter Odongo

CEO at Certified Sports Management Agency (CSMA), Key focus on Women in Sports (Nairobi, Kenya).
Yael Averbuch West

Yael Averbuch West

NWSLPA Executive Director (USA National Women's Soccer League Players Association), , USA Women’s National Team.
Janis Vagias

Janis Vagias

International Football Expert, Player’s representative/Key Focus on WoSo
Jasmina Covic

Jasmina Covic

Founder & Owner Women's Football Agency, Sports Management (Munich)
Arnar Grettarsson

Arnar Grettarsson

ex-Football Player & Technical Director, Europe
Mary Kok-Willemsen

Mary Kok-Willemsen

Owner Holland Football University, President FootballEquals Foundation
Maher Safi

Maher Safi

Around the Rings, Global Marketing Director - USA ex.Qatar Olympic Committee Advisor
Courtney Levinsohn

Courtney Levinsohn

Executive Producer of the Movie “COACH”, Founder - Growth Through Sport
Leigh Pilkington

Leigh Pilkington

President & CEO at Regal Sporting Group,Managing Director at Valencia CF Academy New York.
Rachel LaSala

Rachel LaSala

Director of Marketing and Promotion of the Movie “COACH”
Manos Staramopoulos

Manos Staramopoulos

Journalist, Correspondent of France Football, Don Balon,etc. Vote in the FIFA-France Football, for the prize "Golden Ball'. Accredited by UEFA ,FIFA, EU.
Vivian Fatourou

Vivian Fatourou

Senior Legal Counsel - Accredited Mediator
Richard Horton

Richard Horton

Owner, Castle Holdings sro Int. Investment Expert
Demetris Zenetos

Demetris Zenetos

Head of Strategic Planning, Qatar Football Association
Dr.Leanne Norman

Dr.Leanne Norman

Reader in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University, UK, Advocate for gender equality in sport
Albert Sirignano

Albert Sirignano

CEO at DDC Financial Group, Partner at DDC Capital
Alexander Kitroeff

Alexander Kitroeff

Associate Professor of History, Haverford Coll. USA, Football Clubs Historian
James Galanis

James Galanis

President - Universal Soccer Academy, Technical Director at NJYSA, Personal Coach & Mentor of Carli Lloyd
Amy Wanday

Amy Wanday

Founder & CEO at African Sports Network.
Katerina Salta

Katerina Salta

Co-Founder, HESTIA F.C. Sport for Protection Program Manager.

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It’s not just another sports event, it’s the  AWFS!

ATHENS WOMEN’S FOOTBALL SUMMIT! 

Over 300 People, Top Female Pro Players, Largest Football Clubs, International Football Associations, International Experts, 

and also VIPs & CEOs, Investors, Technology and Commercial Giants from all around the world will be at AWFS!

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Schedule

09:00
09:00 - 10:00 AM
Welcome

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

◼️ Registration & Information
10:00
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Opening Ceremony

OPENING CEREMONY

◼️ Introduction of the Conference and its Objectives ◼️ Welcome and Thanks to Speakers, Sponsors, Media ◼️ Introduction of the Opening Key-Note Speaker
10:30
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Opening speech

OPENING SPEECH

◼️ Athens: From the first Modern Olympic Games to a New Era in Women’s Football
11:15
11:15 - 11:30 AM
Break

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
11:30
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Roundtable

STATUS OF THE GAME GLOBALLY

◼️ Women's football: The most democratic of all sports ◼️ Global participation: Players, leagues & organizations ◼️ Economics: Attendance, media coverage, sponsorship & advertising ◼️ FIFA women's world cup - France 2019 ◼️ Positive impact on tourism
12:15
12:15 - 13:00 PM
Key-Note Speech

WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING

◼️ Women's football perception globally ◼️ Effective management : Team, business, stakeholders ◼️ Staking your claim in a male dominated industry ◼️ Priorities and goals for the next ten years
13:00
13:00 - 14:00 PM
Lunch

LUNCH

◼️ Lunch
14:00
14:00 - 14:45 PM
Roundtable

KEY OBJECTIVES FROM STAKEHOLDERS

◼️ Enhance the commercial value ◼️ Develop and grow participation ◼️ Extend the reach of the game ◼️ Identify and leverage markets ◼️ Communicate and build social benefits ◼️ Promote governance and integrity
14:45
14:45 - 15:30 PM
Presentation

LESSONS LEARNED BY TOP INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CLUBS

◼️ Club history and its achievements ◼️ On field & off field development strategy ◼️ Priorities for the 21st century ◼️ Best practices & lookouts ◼️ Advancing investment opportunities ◼️ Fan engagement 24/7
15:30
15:30 - 15:45 PM
Break

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
15:45
15:45 - 16:30 PM
Roundtable

FINANCIAL SUCCESS THROUGH WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

◼️ Opportunity overlooked ◼️ Explosion of "Fan-Tech" ... What? ◼️ The opportunity for commercial, technology and financial investments ◼️ Women : Loyal consumers who buy from those they trust ◼️ The role of the social media in the game and market opportunities ◼️ E-Sports revolution ◼️ Fantasy sports
16:30
16:30 - 17:15 PM
Break

COFFEE & NETWORKING

◼️ Coffee & Networking
19:30
19:30 - 21:30 PM
Entertainment

GALLA DINNER

Welcome Dinner
09:00
09:00 - 10:00 AM
Welcome

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

◼️ Registration & Coffee
10:00
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Roundtable

GREEK & CYPRUS WOMEN’S PRO FOOTBALL

◼️ Status of the game in Greece and Cyprus ◼️ Development opportunities on the pitch & off ◼️ Taking the game to the next level ◼️ Player development and academies
10:45
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Presentation

LESSONS AND TRENDS FROM USA, EUROPE & ASIA

◼️ A review of the game in USA and Europe ◼️ Asia : The opportunity ◼️ Business model and investing factors ◼️ Evolution is critical : Dynamic VS Static
11:30
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Break

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
11:45
11:45 - 12:30 PM
Presentation

BRAND INVESTMENT & INVESTMENT CASE STUDIES IN WOMEN’S SPORTS

◼️ Brand Investment: Profit Via Sponsorship ◼️ Corporate Social Responsibility: Crucial Role ◼️ Strategic Sponsorships - Understanding Client Goals ◼️ Elements & Examples of an Effective Sponsorship Agreement
12:30
12:30 - 13:15 PM
Roundtable

THE OPPORTUNITY OF ACQUIRING A WOMEN’S PRO FOOTBALL CLUB

◼️ Who are the owners? ◼️ Acquisition : Justification ◼️ Critical factors ◼️ Measurement, sustainment & equity
13:15
13:15 - 14:15 PM
Lunch

LUNCH

◼️ Lunch
14:15
14:15 - 15:00 PM
Roundtable

MAKING EQUALITY A REALITY

◼️ Warriors of a beautiful game - film trailer ◼️ Needs, challenges and opportunities in : Middle East, Africa, South America, India ◼️ Progressing towards gender equality ◼️ Ensuring inclusion in sport and diversity in leadership ◼️ Crating safe spaces for players ◼️ Sport as a tool for inclusion and humanitarian work
15:00
15:00 - 15:45 PM
Closing Keynote

SPECIAL MOMENT OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

◼️ My life ◼️ My experience ◼️ MY lessons learned ◼️ MY message
15:45
15:45 - 16:00 PM
Break

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
16:00
16:00 - 16:10 PM
Closing

CLOSING THOUGHTS & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

◼️ Closing Thoughts & Special Announcement
16:15
16:15 - 19:00 PM
Departures/Rest

DEPARTURES & REST IN HOTELS

◼️ Departures & Rest in Hotels
19:00
19:00 - 22:00 PM
Entertainment

CLOSING DINNER

◼️ Closing Dinner in a Greek traditional tavern in old Athens

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AMATEUR CLUBS/ACADEMIES STUDENTS/FAMILIES

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  • LUNCH & NETWORKING

PROFESSIONAL CLUBS/LEAGUES / ASSOCIATIONS / BUSINESS / PROFESSIONALS

400 /(+VAT)
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  • BREAKFAST
  • COFFEE - BREAK & NETWORKING
  • LUNCH & NETWORKING

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  • LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • WELCOME/CLOSING DINNER & NETWORKING

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