WIFTI World Summit
Every 2 years WIFTI hosts a World Summit in order for the myriad of sister chapters world-wide to meet face-to-face, reinforce their ties and expand their growing networks. Each World Summit has its own unique flavor. The first “official” World Summit was appropriately held in Los Angeles in 1988, as they were celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Not only did women attend from existing chapters from all over the world, but delegates were sent to learn about forming chapters in their countries. By the next World Summit in London in 2000, Denmark and a number of African chapters along with representatives from the People’s Republic of China had attended. They shared amazing stories and experiences with women from disparate cultures all tied together with two common threads: their womanhood and their profession.
Since then the World Summit has been held in various exotic locals including Jamaica, New Zealand and Toronto. The Summits encourage international co-productions and discuss challenges facing women in our industry. The WIFTI World Summit provides the ultimate opportunity for WIFTA members interested in growing their professional network, enhancing their career development, and expanding their commitment to supporting the efforts of women in the industry.