International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) becomes a partner of Global Summit of Women, the premier international forum to accelerate women’s economic progress worldwide, in parallel with its objectives which is to raise the status of women and encourage entrepreneurship among women.


The 2017 Summit is going to take place in Tokyo, Japan on May 11-13 to honor women’s accomplishments while continuing to explore practical strategies and best practices for improving women’s economic status, whether they are corporate initiatives, public policies or NGO programs. The Summit’s unique engagement of the three critical â€کlegs’ of change – government, business, and civil society – is reflected in its participants, presenters, and partners. Over 60 International organizations representing women from five continents are planning to be part of the 2017 Summit in Japan, along with women government Ministers and multilateral agency executives. The Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus, the Vice President of the Philippines, the Vice President of Vietnam, and the Managing Director of the World Bank headline an exciting group of presenters.


The theme of the 2017 Summit — “Beyond Womenomics: Accelerating Accessâ€‌ — showcases various initiatives developed in different parts of the world to speed up both women’s access to corporate leadership roles as well as strategies for growing women-owned enterprises worldwide. In addition, the 2017 Summit will inform delegates on how to access the Japanese and Asia-Pacific market, showcase women business and government leaders from the region, and provide skills-building sessions, as well as establish networks among such leaders.