9–12 October 2023
Paris Convention Centre  

9–12 October 2023
Paris Convention Centre

Where is the World Congress taking place?

The World Congress will be held at the Paris Convention Centre, which is approximately a 1 hour drive from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and a 50-minute drive from Eurostar Paris. Visit Venue and travel for more information about organising your trip to the Congress.

Who will be attending the World Congress?

The World Congress will bring together more than 8,000 health professionals, including representatives of FIGO’s 130+ member societies, obstetrician gynaecologists, midwives, nurses, advocates, decision makers, and other specialists in the field of women’s health and policy.

Who are the organisers of the World Congress?

The 2023 World Congress programme is brought to you by a Scientific Committee and board of advisors who represent specialties within women’s health from over 45 countries, spanning the five regions of FIGO. Visit About to read more about the organising committees.

Is this an in-person event?

Yes, the FIGO 2023 World Congress will be taking place purely in-person. The programme will follow the local time zone of Central European Summer Time (CEST).

What languages will be available for simultaneous interpretation?

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish for all plenary sessions. Visit Programme for further information about the language of other sessions. 

How can I register my place?

Pre-event online registration payments can be made by credit card, debit card or invoice. Visit Registration for more details.

What do registration fees cover?

Registration fees include admission to all scientific sessions, the industry exhibition, as well as to the Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony and ‘Evening for All’ networking event.

Which Congress activities will require separate registration?

Separate registration will be required for the Breakfast with the Expert sessions, Simulation Labs, Post-Congress Workshops and the FIGO Gala Dinner. Attendance at these Congress activities is limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Registration for more details.

What do accompanying guest fees cover?

All registered OBGYNs, other health care professionals, trainees, students, midwives and nurses are welcome to bring one accompanying guest to the FIGO World Congress. Accompanying fees cover admission to the industry exhibition, Welcome Reception and ‘Evening for All’ networking event. Accompanying guests are not authorised to attend any scientific sessions.

Which delegate rate is applicable for my country of residence?

The World Bank assigns the world’s economies to four income groups – low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income countries. Visit the World Bank website for full details on the country income classifications.

What do I do if sanctions prevent me from paying for my registration in advance of the Congress?

If you cannot make your registration payment due to government or other restrictions outside of your control, please email enquiries@figo2023.org

How do I secure a group discount?

For groups of 10 or more registrations, please complete this form and send it to enquiries@figo2023.org to take advantage of our group discounts:

  • 15% off for groups of 10–29 delegates*
  • 25% off for groups of 30+ delegates*

*Group discounts are not available on registration fees for accompanying guests, day rates for delegates living or working in France or additional registration items such as the FIGO Gala dinner and post-Congress workshops

Please indicate your preferred payment method on the form. Each attendee can pay for their own discounted registration fee or one payment for all attendees in the group can be made by the head booker (the head booker is considered to be the person who has completed the form)

How do I apply for a visa?

It is your own responsibility to check any visa requirements for entry into France, and if required, apply for a visa yourself, in plenty of time to travel to and attend the World Congress. FIGO cannot take responsibility for declined visa applications or applications not processed in time.

A letter of invitation to attend the Congress can be secured during the registration process for the Congress. Letters of invitation will only be issued upon receipt of a completed registration form and full payment of registration fees. Please note that a letter of invitation should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees and other expenses.

How do I apply for AIFA authorisation?

To seek assistance on your application, please contact b.cambria@alifargoint.it; Fargo International di FRANCO CAMBRIA, Via Pietro Maroncelli 27, 50137 Firenze (VAT:07150220486)

How do I make changes to my registration booking?

Visit Modify registration to make changes to an existing booking. The booking modification policy can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to enquiries@figo2023.org by 18 September 2023 in order to qualify for a refund. The full cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

How can I submit an abstract or propose a session?

Late-breaking abstract submissions will open in April 2023. All other submissions for the World Congress are closed. Visit our submissions website for more information.

I have an accessibility requirement – who can I contact?

It is very important to FIGO that our events are accessible to all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact enquiries@figo2023.org as far in advance of the Congress as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made.

I am interested in sponsoring the World Congress – who can I contact?

Contact sponsorship@figo2023.org or download the prospectus to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

I am a member of the press – who can I contact about media opportunities?

Please contact figo2023@finnpartners.com to enquire about press seat registrations and to learn more about media opportunities at the Congress.

Can I be a volunteer for the World Congress?

Volunteering opportunities are available across all aspects of the World Congress. Please visit Volunteering opportunities for more details and the online application form. 

Is there a mobile app to download?

Yes, a Congress app will be available for all confirmed delegates, which will provide the most up-to-date scientific programme for the World Congress.

Can I take photographs during the World Congress?

Non-flash photography at FIGO for personal use is permitted, but any photography for commercial use or any recording of activities at FIGO is forbidden without prior written permission of FIGO.