WFD opened the 2019 Congress by hosting a media conference where Colin Allen AM passed over the Presidency to Dr Joseph Murray, who made a heartfelt speech about the hard work Colin has put into WFD over the past 16 years.

Afterwards, the WFD and WFDYS Board members, staff, VIP guests, keynote speakers, International Commission Presidents, sponsors and partners to a VIP luncheon.

WFD President Colin Allen AM and the French Deaf Association President Vincent Cottineau welcomed participants to the 2019 WFD congress by treating them to a visual display of unique performances, celebrating the culture of France, alongside formal welcomes from a range of dignitaries. #WFD2019