Women’s sport plays a central role at ISC 2024


This year’s International Sports Convention features the growth and commercialization of women’s sports as a key focus. The team at International Sports Convention recognise the importance of breaking barriers, promoting gender equality, and enhancing opportunities for women in sports. By bringing together sports organizations  and sponsors, the event aims to foster collaboration and initiatives that empower and elevate women in the sports industry.

The convention serves as a celebration of current successes and a roadmap for further advancing the inclusivity and recognition of women in sports.

Some of our talented women in sport speakers are:

– Grainne Wafer, Global Director for Beer, Baileys and Smirnof, Diageo

– Sarah Beattie, Chief Marketing Officer,  Six Nation’s Rugby

– Belinda Moore, CEO,  Premiership Women’s Rugby

– Uma Cresswell, Senior Independent Director, EFL Trust

– Jenny Morris, Director, City Football Leadership Institute

– Brigit Lee, Founding member,  Mercury 13

–  Fiona Morgan, Chief Purpose Officer,  Sail GP

–  Stacey Knight, Commercial and Marketing Director, CSM Live

–  Gaia Pretner, Head of Sustainability, European Club Association 

–  Katie Sadleir, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Games 

– Abi Ijasanmi, Chief Operations Officer, Confederation of African 
Football (CAF)

– Fiona Harold, Commercial Director,  Ladies European Tour

– Ms. Elif Özdemir, CEO,  Gloria Sports Arena

– Tatjana Haenni, Chief Sporting Director, National Women’s  
Soccer League

– Sarah Powell, Chief Executive,  British Gymnastics

– Kirsty Burrows, Head of the Safe Sport Unit, International Olympic 
Committee: Safeguarding and Mental Health

– Sarah Gregorius, Director, Global Policy & Strategic Relations Women’s Football,  FIFPro

– Emma Sykes, Head of Women’s Football Development, UEFA

– Annika Grälls, Chair,  Women’s League Forum

–  Professor Laura McAllister, CBE, Football Association of 
Wales and UEFA Executive Committee

– Claire Bloomfield, Head of Women’s Football,  European Club Association 

– Clare Briegal, CEO, World Netball

–  Polly Clark, European Tour Solheim Cup Event Director,  Ladies European Tour

–  Dr. Christina Philippou, Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

–  Karen Moorhouse, CEO, International Tennis Integrity Agency