FCEM World
Congress Sydney

23-25 October 2024

The 2024 FCEM World Congress is being proudly held in Sydney, Australia. Join us, alongside 500 women from around the world, as we gather ‘Down Under’ for the 71st FCEM World Congress, the highlight of our annual calendar.

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Under the theme of Connecting the Dots: Women leading globally, the 2024 FCEM World Congress hosted by Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) Australia, will bring together women business owners and leaders from across more than 70 countries.

The 2024 FCEM World Congress will offer delegates the opportunity to connect with like-minded businesswomen through plenary conference sessions, business to business forums, interactive workshops and nightly social events, culminating in a spectacular gala dinner.

A word from the
FCEM World President

Marie Christine Oghly

World President Marie Christine Oghly

Founded in France by Yvonne Foinant in 1945 at the end of World War II, the association spread through Europe and then expanded into various countries across the five continents. FCEM brings together in a vast wave of friendship and solidarity, women who share a common interest: entrepreneurship.

After more than 70 years of existence, today the FCEM network includes member associations from more than 70 countries, comprising five hundred thousand women across five continents.

A picture of the beautiful Rock Pool and swimming destination named Iceburgs at Bondi Beach near Sydney', Australia on a beautiful Sunny day

The Program

October 23, 2024 - Day 1

Curated cultural city tours hosted by WCEI members. Tour themes will include culinary, architecture, fashion, art and technology.


Steering Committee and President Meetings

Welcome Cocktail Reception

October 24, 2024 - Day 2

Plenary Conference
Interactive Workshops

Cultural Evening

October 25, 2024 - Day 3

Plenary Conference
Business Matching
FCEM Annual General Meeting
Flag Raising Ceremony

Gala Dinner

Australia is home to the world’s oldest living culture. Indigenous cultural insights will be woven through the Congress experience.

* A full line up of speakers and panellists will be released closer to the date.


Sydney will play host to the 2024 FCEM World Congress. Home to more than 5 million people, with a multicultural melting pot truly representative of the world, Sydney has been named one of the most livable cities in the world.

The Congress will be held alongside the beautiful Sydney Harbour foreshore in the unique heritage venue, Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf. Situated on a spectacular decking area with outstanding views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Darling Harbour.


A range of hotel options across different budgets are available within 2 kilometres of the main Congress venue. Special rates have been secured for the below hotels; click HERE to visit our WCEI accommodation page to arrange your Sydney accommodation at these special rates.

Pre & Post Touring

Recognising that Australia is often a ‘bucket list’ destination, due to the perceived travel distance, the WCEI Congress committee has arranged an exciting range of pre and post touring options, including short 1-2 day excursions to Brisbane or the Blue Mountains, as well as more in depth luxury Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef experience in Queensland and a Tasmanian adventure.

Accompanying Partner

Accompanying partners will have the opportunity to explore Sydney, with a selection of exciting Indigenous tours offered for a unique and authentic experience.

Our Partners

The Congress is only made possible through the generous support of our partners, including:

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November 2022
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October 2018
Moscow, Russia
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November 2017
Roma, Italia
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November 2016
Cancun, Mexico
63rd Congress
March 2015
Manama, Bahrain
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September 2014
Taipei, Taiwan
60th Congress
61st Congress
September 2013
Marrakech, Morocco
September 2012
Berlin, Germany