Established in 2012, the Fringe World Congress is a unique platform which brings together organisations who manage fringe festivals around the globe to share ideas and experiences, and build future collaborations. The biennial Fringe World Congress, comprising a diverse programme of panel discussions and networking events, allows fringe organisers to discuss their respective operations and identify ways of working together, strengthening the fringe community and improving fringe festivals across the globe.

The 2012 and 2014 Fringe World Congresses took place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in partnership with World Fringe.

These inaugural events began a global movement dedicated to drawing together the collective yet individual voices of Fringes across the world.

Fringe World Congress was inspired by World Fringe who operate to unite, strengthen & connect the Fringe Festival Sector and global Fringe community.