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ATHENS WOMEN'S FOOTBALL SUMMIT

INVEST. EMPOWER. INSPIRE.

1st International Conference
The first international congress of the AthensWFS, celebrated at 16-17 October in Athens, with international impact and counted with the participation of sports leaders, experts, players, Greek goverment, media, sports organizations, in favor of women’s football.

1st Int.Conf.16th-17th OCT

SUMMIT

The Top Attendees From All Over the World attended 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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Riviera Coast – Athens, Greece

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 ATHENS WFS?

AthensWFS IS WHERE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

MEETS

THE CULTURE OF ATHENS!

AthensWFS - THE GLOBAL HOME OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL!

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 IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR BIG 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 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 is 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. 
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AGISILAOS TOUMAZATOS

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

“The women’s football is a rapidly growing market which provides both strong commercial opportunities and valuable corporate responsibility possibilities. Football clubs and federations, companies 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.

TOP LEVEL INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

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).
Tatjana Haenni

Tatjana Haenni

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

Gilberto Silva

Brazilian World Cup Winner Arsenal Invincible, International Football Executive
Ebru Koksal, CFA

Ebru Koksal, CFA

Chair of Women in Football Ex.FIFA & UEFA Consultant Ex.ECA Executive Board Ex.CEO/BOD of Galatasaray
Mayi Cruz Blanco

Mayi Cruz Blanco

Global Head of Athlete Programmes at ADECCO Group, Former FIFA Head of Women’s Football Development (2008-2017).
Rupinder Bains

Rupinder Bains

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

Christos Sotirakopoulos

Senior Sports Commentator, Founder & CEO at Sports Reporting Center
Angeliki Arkadi

Angeliki Arkadi

General Director AEK FC, International Affairs – UEFA Main contact,   Ex Member of UEFA Venue Directors 2002-2004.
Irini Karipidis

Irini Karipidis

Owner of ARIS F.C.  Chairman at HETCO (Hellenic Trade Council) Chairman at Amani Swiss, Founder at Karipidis Group of Companies, International Entrepreneur.
Katia Koxenoglou

Katia Koxenoglou

Vice President & Managing Director at ATROMITOS F.C. 
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.
John Anastasopoulos

John Anastasopoulos

Advisor to the Board ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Valeria Tsamis

Valeria Tsamis

ACEO Task Force for Equality in Leadership (ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS), Managing Director at FocusBari S.A.
Amy Wanday

Amy Wanday

Founder & CEO at African Sports Network.
Alexander Kitroeff

Alexander Kitroeff

Associate Professor of History, Haverford Coll. USA, Football Clubs Historian
Donna de Haan

Donna de Haan

Principle Lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, International Sports Management
James Galanis

James Galanis

President - Universal Soccer Academy, Technical Director at NJYSA, Personal Coach & Mentor of Carli Lloyd
Yael Averbuch West

Yael Averbuch West

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

Jim Gooley

Int.Women’s Football Expert Ex. VP/Director at USA pro.women’s leagues clubs
Katerina Kaskanioti

Katerina Kaskanioti

Pay TV Executive Director at Forthnet
Agisilaos Toumazatos

Agisilaos Toumazatos

IBF-CEO, ECA/CMP Graduate, PANATHINAIKOS F.C ex.GM
Alessandro Giacobbe

Alessandro Giacobbe

GM of Microsoft Enterprise Corporate Learning (Leading the Convergence of Sports, Education and Technology)
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
Mary Kok-Willemsen

Mary Kok-Willemsen

Owner Holland Football University, President FootballEquals Foundation
Marios C Sfantos

Marios C Sfantos

Attorney / Head of Communications-Valencia CF Academy, NY
Penny Konitsioti

Penny Konitsioti

Attorney at Law Msc- Sports Industry, Europe
Janis Vagias

Janis Vagias

International Football Expert, Player’s representative/Key Focus on WoSo
Lindiwe Ngwenya

Lindiwe Ngwenya

Managing Director, Sisu Sports Management Ltd Player’s representative/Key Focus on WoSo
Dr.Leanne Norman

Dr.Leanne Norman

Reader in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University, UK, Advocate for gender equality in sport
Arnar Grettarsson

Arnar Grettarsson

ex-Football Player & Technical Director, Europe
Tracy Hamm

Tracy Hamm

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

Courtney Levinsohn

Executive Producer of the Movie “COACH”, Founder - Growth Through Sport
Rachel LaSala

Rachel LaSala

Director of Marketing and Promotion of the Movie “COACH”
Nelson Fernandes

Nelson Fernandes

Commissioner at European Economic Chamber of Global Commerce & Industry
Maher Safi

Maher Safi

Around the Rings, Global Marketing Director - USA ex.Qatar Olympic Committee Advisor
Ms Quinter Odongo

Ms Quinter Odongo

CEO at Certified Sports Management Agency (CSMA), Key focus on Women in Sports (Nairobi, Kenya).
Katerina Salta

Katerina Salta

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

Adriano Del Monte

Sports Television & Radio Presenter, International Experience in Sports Industry
Nicole Allison

Nicole Allison

Sports Consultant, Women's Football, FA Intermediary, ex.GM at Tottenham Hotspur Women
Jasmina Covic

Jasmina Covic

Founder & Owner Women's Football Agency, Sports Management (Munich)
Leigh Pilkington

Leigh Pilkington

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

Vivian Fatourou

Senior Legal Counsel - Accredited Mediator
Albert Sirignano

Albert Sirignano

CEO at DDC Financial Group, Partner at DDC Capital
Demetris Zenetos

Demetris Zenetos

Head of Strategic Planning, Qatar Football Association
Elena Kalogera,MSc

Elena Kalogera,MSc

Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist Specializing in Women’s Health
Richard Horton

Richard Horton

Owner, Castle Holdings sro Int. Investment Expert

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

ATHENS WOMEN’S FOOTBALL SUMMIT! 

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

Top Female Pro Players, Largest Football Clubs, International Football Federations & Associations, International Experts, 

and also VIPs & CEOs, Investors, Technology and Commercial Giants from all around the world were at AthensWFS!

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Schedule

09:00
09:00 - 10:00 AM
Riviera Coast - 18 Konstantinou Karamanli Ave.

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

◼️ Registration & Information
10:00
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Brief Introduction

OPENING WELCOME

◼️ Introduction of the Conference and its Objectives ◼️ Welcome and Thanks to Speakers, Sponsors, Media
10:30
10:30 - 10:45 AM
Brief Greeting

OPENING GREETINGS

◼️ Minister of Tourism
10:45
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Brief Greeting

OPENING GREETINGS

◼️ Minister of Athletic & Culture
11:00
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

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

STATUS OF THE GAME GLOBALLY

◼️ Introduction Presentation by Jim Gooley ◼️ Women’s Football: The Most Democratic of Sports ◼️ Global participation: Players, Leagues & Organizations ◼️ Economics: Attendance, Media Coverage, Sponsorship & Advertising ◼️ Review of the Game in USA, Europe, Africa, South America ◼️ Evolution is Critical: Dynamic vs Static
12:15
12:15 - 12:30 PM
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
12:30
12:30 -
Roundtable

KEY DRIVERS FOR GROWING THE GAME

◼️ Introduction Presentation by Rupinder Bains ◼️ Extending the Reach of the Game and Increasing Participation ◼️ The Need for Infrastructure/Financial/Technology Investments ◼️ The Role of the Media (TV, Social Media, Press, etc) ◼️ Enhancing the Commercial Value of the Women’s Game ◼️ Promoting Human Rights, Good Governance, Integrity and Stewardship
12:30
12:30 -
Lunch

LUNCH

◼️ Lunch
14:30
14:30 -
Roundtable

PLAYER REPRESENTATION IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

◼️ Introduction Presentation by Mayi Cruz Blanco ◼️ The Crucial Role of Player Associations for Players’ Rights ◼️ The Importance of Quality Agency in Players’ Career Progress ◼️ Critical Success Factors in Contract Negotiations ◼️ How Female Players and Coaches Can Leverage Global Career Opportunities ◼️ The Catalytic Role of Mentors
15:30
15:30 -
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
15:45
15:45 -
Break & Networking

WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING

◼️ Introduction Presentation by Brigitte Henriques ◼️ 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup ◼️ French Women’s Football ◼️ Priorities and Goals for the Next Ten Years
16:30
16:30 -
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
16:45
16:45 -
Roundtable

LESSONS LEARNED FROM TOP WOMEN’S TEAMS

◼️ Insights from Top Club ◼️ Player Development and Academies ◼️ Marketing & Communication and Business Activities ◼️ Priorities for the 21st Century ◼️ Best Practices and Lookouts
20:00
20:00 - 22:00 PM
Dinner

VIP GALA DINNER

◼️ VIP Gala Dinner
09:00
09:00 - 10:00 AM
Welcome

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

◼️ Registration & Coffee
10:00
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Brief Greeting

GREEK CEOs’ ASSOCIATION

◼️ Brief Greeting by Mr.John Anastasopoulos
10:15
10:15 - 11:15 AM
Roundtable

INCLUSION IN LEADERSHIP

◼️ Short Introduction by Tatjana Haenni ◼️ What is the Problem? Under Representation and Under Resourcing ◼️ Why and How Inclusion Issues Must be Addressed ◼️ Benefits of Inclusion in Decision–Making ◼️ Women’s Leadership On and Off the Pitch ◼️ Gender Diversity in Leadership ◼️ The Role of Inclusion in Corporate Sustainability
11:15
11:15 - 11:30 AM
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
11:30
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Interview by Betty Tufariello

SPECIAL MOMENT OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

CAROLINA MORACE ◼️ My Life, My Experience ◼️ My Lessons Learned ◼️ My Message
12:15
12:15 - 12:30 PM
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
12:30
12:30 - 13:30 PM
Roundtable

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY A REALITY

◼️ Introduction Presentation by Angeliki Arkadi – AEK FC ◼️ Needs, Challenges & Opportunities ◼️ Progressing Towards Gender Equality & Creating Safe Spaces for Players ◼️ Ensuring Inclusion in Sport and Diversity in Leadership ◼️ Sport as a Tool For Inclusion and Humanitarian Work
13:30
13:30 - 14:30 PM
Lunch

LUNCH

◼️ Lunch
14:30
14:30 - 15:15 PM
Roundtable

BRAND INVESTMENT IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

◼️ Opportunity Overlooked - Women: Loyal Consumers Who Buy From Those They Trust ◼️ Women’s Pro Football: Impact on Branding ◼️ Brand Investment: Profit via Sponsorship ◼️ Corporate Social Responsibility: Crucial Role ◼️ Strategic Sponsorships: Understanding Client Goals ◼️ Elements & Examples of an Effective Sponsorship Agreement
15:15
15:15 - 16:15 PM
Roundtable

THE FEMALE PLAYER’s VOICE

◼️ What Does the Beautiful Game Mean to the Player ◼️ The Unique Challenges Female Players Face Daily ◼️ What Needs to Change to Provide Players with the Focus and Freedom to Excel ◼️ The Role of Family, Mentors and Sponsors ◼️ The Refugee and the Migrant: Football as an Empowerment, Joy and Inclusion
16:15
16:15 - 16:30 PM
Break & Networking

COFFEE BREAK

◼️ Coffee Break
16:30
16:30 - 17:15 PM
Film Presentation

COACH – THE MOVIE

PRESENT THE FILM “COACH” ◼️ Coach follows Tracy Hamm in Her Quest to Earn Her UEFA A Coaching ◼️ License ◼️ Celebrating Women Who, Despite Obstacles are Forging Their Own Path in Football  Q & A with coach Tracy Hamm and the Film’s Makers
17:15
17:15 - 17:30 PM
Closing the AthensWFS

CLOSING THOUGHTS & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

◼️ Closing Thoughts ◼️ Special Announcement

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