EFDN and IBF agree on partnership for Athens Women’s Football Summit

1 August 2019

EFDN and IBF agree on partnership for Athens Women’s Football Summit

The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) and the IBF-Intelligent Business Forces are honored to announce their Strategic Partnership in relation to the Athens Women’s Football Summit (AthensWFS), being held on the 16th and ‪17th of October 2019 in the historic capital of Greece – the birthplace of athletics, democracy, theater, and the cradle of Western Civilization.‬‬‬‬

AthensWFS is organised by IBF, a leading international sports and business company with a worldwide network of experts and strategic partners, which fosters global pathways for corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, NGO’s, football clubs and sports organizations.

The AthensWFS (1st International Conference) is part of a broader mission being pursued by IBF on a global scale to bring investment to and grow the girls’ and women’s Beautiful Game, and to promote gender equality, inclusion, and positive societal change via the powerful vehicle of the world’s greatest social phenomenon: football. It’s about creating, giving, uniting, clearing pathways and inspiring – unleashing potential and enriching lives for the now and for the long run. These goals are in line with the ones of our network which consists of more than 70 professional football clubs and leagues who are committed to their communities and social responsibilities.

A promising effort

Hubert Rovers, CEO European Football for Development Network (EFDN) states: “For all of us in EFDN, having worked for many years with football clubs, foundations and federations, in Europe and worldwide, it is our pleasure to become a Strategic Partner of this new, well promising effort of promoting women’s football by AthensWFS. We are encouraging our members and football foundations to participate in the AthensWFS in order to invest, empower and inspire to the Women’s Football which is the new era of football Industry.

“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”, said Marios Christos Sfantos, Esq., IBF Partner, Football Executive Αdvisor and AthensWFS co-organizer.

“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. The Strategic Partnership with the EFDN is an honor to IBF and AthensWFS . We thank and appreciate EFDN for its support.” said IBF Founder & CEO, Ex-GM at PANATHINAIKOS FC and AthensWFS co-organizer Agisilaos Toumazatos.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”- Pericles.

Invest. Empower. Inspire. #AthensWFS

Special ticket offer for EFDN members

IBF and EFDN agreed on a special ticket offer to EFDN club members for attending the AthensWFS event:

• 20% discount on all ticket(s) purchased (no date limitation)
• 2 for 1 ticket special offer on all ticket(s) purchased by September 10th, 2019

For attending AthensWFS with the special ticket offer please communicate with us at info@athenswfs.com, info@efdn.org, while for more information, visit (www.athenswfs.com).



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