This year’s ESPN “W” + Sports Summit which took place from 2 – 4 October 2017 in Newport Beach, California, was without a doubt one of the most important gatherings that brought together leading voices and industry influencers to create change and opportunity for women in sports.

Elisa Salinas, needs no introduction in Pan America, an entrepreneur and one of the industry’s leading producers, but also the Vice President of IFMA, President of Pan-American Muaythai and Mexican Muaythai federations and one of the driving forces of the award winning Sport is Your Gang campaign and initiative. IFMA is honoured to have Elisa as one of our outstanding executives to represent IFMA and its commitment to social responsibility at the Sports Summit as one of the leading voices of women in sports. Other inspirational women in the world of sport in attendance included amazing individuals such as…

– Jeanie Buss, President and Governor, Los Angeles Lakers

– Michael Chamberlain, Vice President, Global Marketing, Catalyst

– Julie Foudy, espnW analyst, World Cup soccer champion & Olympic gold medalist

– Laura Gentile, Senior Vice President, espnW and Women’s initiatives in ESPN

– Ashleigh Huffman, Global Sports Mentoring Program


Mexico will host the 2018 IFMA Muaythai World Championship in Cancun and we are looking forward to a great event next year.