FIG President Morinari Watanabe is set to speak at the safe sport symposium in Liverpool ©Getty Images

President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Morinari Watanabe and British Gymnastics chief executive Sarah Powell are set to speak at the organisations' jointly held safe sport symposium from November 1 to 2.

The two-day conference entitled Our Safe Sport Journey, represents a shared commitment of British Gymnastics and FIG "to ensuring gymnast welfare is paramount."

It is scheduled to take place at the ACC Liverpool and will coincide with the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships, due to be held in the city from October 26 to November 6.

The first day of the symposium will see talks under the theme of "The Learning: Understanding what needs to change."

Sessions about what safe sport is, athlete-centred approaches, institutional courage, and how to lead a cultural and organisational transformation are due to feature.

Former British Rowing President and Olympian Annamarie Phelps, USA Gymnastics chief executive Li Li Leung, and President of the FIG Safeguarding Commission Donatella Sacchi are all due to give talks.

Day two will then be focused on "The Reform: Transforming policy into action", with lectures on learning from other sports, inspirational practices at national level, coaching changes before a conclusion from Powell and Sacchi which will feature a pledge for the gymnastics community.

Prior to the final address, Watanabe will also give a keynote address.

It is expected that the Japanese official will commit to enhancing the FIG's structure, practices and policies in order to make the welfare of athletes and gymnastics stakeholders the number one priority.

The symposium comes in the wake of the Whyte Review which detailed the extent of abuse that has taken place in gymnastics.

The review, which was completed by Barrister Anne Whyte and cost UK Sport and Sport England £3 million ($3.6 million/€3.5 million), found athletes of all ages suffered various degrees of emotional, physical or sexual harm between August 2008 and August 2020.