The participants in the #FIFAWFC2019 

1 Jun 2019

The Women’s Football Convention will take place in Paris on 6 and 7 June. A high-profile line-up of speakers will discuss the latest trends and share best-practice case studies from women’s football, as well as emerging opportunities to further develop the women’s game for the benefit of a more inclusive and diverse society.

Check here for the full list of participants, and download this document if you would like more details on their personal bios.

  • Gianni Infantino, FIFA President

  • Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General

  • Sahle-Work Zwede, President of Ethiopia

  • The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados

  • Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Executive Director, Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI)

  • Jean-Michel Aulas, President of Olympique Lyonnais

  • Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

  • Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer

  • Verónica Boquete, Professional football player

  • Baroness Sue Campbell, CBE, Director of Women’s Football, The Football Association

  • Franck Castillo, General Secretary, OFC

  • Joyce Cook, Chief Member Associations Officer, FIFA

  • Noel Curran, Director-General, European Broadcasting Union

  • Amanda Davis, Sports anchor, CNN

  • Nawal El Moutawakel, Former Sports Minister of Morocco, former Olympian

  • Michael Essien, Professional Football Player

  • Fabimar Franchi, Head of Sustaintability and of Women’s Football Development, Conmebol

  • Laura George, General Secretary FFF

  • The Honourable Olivia Babsy Grange, CD, MP, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Jamaica

  • Mia Hamm, FIFA Legend

  • Fatema Hayat, Board member and Women’s Football Committe Chair, Kuwait Football Association (KFA)

  • Brigitte Henriques, Vice-President, French Football Association (FF) and France 2019 LOC

Port Moresby, PNG - NOVEMBER 20: Alex Scott, a football player from England participates in the Walk for Life on November 20, 2016 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
  • Kate Johnson, Vice-President and Head of Global Sponsorship Marketing, Visa

  • Oumou Kane, Head of Women’s Football Mauritanian Football Association (FFRIM)

  • Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Nadine Kessler, Head of Women’s Football, UEFA

  • Philippe Le Floc’h, FIFA Chief Commercial Officer.

  • Noël Le Graët, President of the FFF

  • Karina LeBlanc, Head of Women’s Football, Concacaf

  • Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice-President of Colombia

  • Lucía Mijares Martínez, Sports Development Director, Mexican Football Association

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Directo of UN Women

  • Vittorio Montagliani, FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President

  • Doreen Nabwire Omondi, Women’s Football Development Officer, Football Kenya Federation

  • Samar Nassar, Board member of the Union of Arab Football Associations and the Jordan Football Association

  • Rachel Pavlou, The Football Association National Women’s Development Manager

  • The Honourable Dr Mahali Phamotse, Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, Lesotho

  • Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer, French Development Agency

  • David Sabir, General Secretary of the Bermuda Football Association

  • Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director-General of Democracy at the Council of Europe

  • Alex Scott, MBE, Pundit, presenter and former professional footballer

  • Clarence Seedorf, former professional footballer and coach

  • Emily Shaw, Head of Women’s Football Development & Governance, FIFA

  • Machacha Shepande, Head of the Sports Division, African Union

  • Mikaël Silvestre, FIFA Legend

  • Hakan Sjöstrand, General Secretary, Swedish Football Association

  • Barbara Slater, BBC Director of Sport

  • Jean Sseninde, Chief Executive Officer, Sseninde Foundation (Uganda)

  • Carol Tshabalala, Sports broadcaster

  • Shoko Tsuji, Head of Partnership Success, MyCujoo

  • Amanda Vandervort, Fan engagement and marketing expert

  • Mónica Vergara Rubio. Head Coach Mexican Women’s U-20 National Team

  • Laura Youngson, Co-founder, Equal Playing Field and Ida Sports

  • Roxana Mărăcineanua, French Sports Minister

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