WLO understands the importance of the legacy and engagement of the different stakeholders, being aware of the impact of international events at economic and social level. The added-value of WLO international events comes from sharing knowledge, building a like-minded community. Also, within a fast-pace technology world WLO events embrace digital elements and new formats to support and provide a prior, during and post event learning and interaction experience to participants.

WLO events aim at becoming a global platform in the field of leisure to meet face to face, to experience, to interact and to learn from peers from all over the world. Some of the upcoming congresses and events are: the annual World Leisure Day, the biennial 5th WL Expo and Forum in Hangzhou (China); and the 17th WL Congress in Dunedin (New Zealand), 2022.

2028 WL Congress call is now available!

The World Leisure Organization is pleased to extend to you and your community an exciting opportunity to host the 2028 World Leisure Congress. This international event draws individuals from throughout the world into a dynamic scenery wherein leisure and its influence on social, cultural and economic development can be explored. The World Leisure Congress is an event that can highlight an entire community and its commitment to enhancing quality of life through leisure.

Your interest in the 2028 World Leisure Congress is welcome. We look forward to receiving your inquiries and, in the future, your proposal for this important event. We may be reached by email at secretariat@worldleisure.org

UPCOMING

17th World Leisure Congress in 2023 Dunedin, New Zealand

   11th-15th DECEMBER 2023
      Dunedin, New Zealand

LEISURE: LEARN WELL, LIVE WELL

Official website: https://www.worldleisurenz2022.com/

18th World Leisure Congress in 2025 Rotterdam-Breda, the Netherlands

   25-28th August, 2025
     Breda-Rotterdam, the Netherlands

LEISURE FOR A BETTER SOCIETY

WLO Press Release here: 2024 WL Congress announcement

19th World Leisure Congress in 2026

   TO BE CONFIRMED
      TO BE CONFIRMED

WL Congress 2026 bid documents are now under review.

PAST

2021
Pinggu-Beijing, China / Hybrid

2018
Sao Paulo, Brazil

2016
Durban, South Africa

2014
Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA

2012
Rimini, Italy

2010
Chuncheon City, South Korea

2008
Quebec City, Canada

2006
Hangzhou, China

2004
Brisbane, Australia

2002
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2000
Bilbao, Spain

1998
Sao Paulo, Brazil

1996
Cardiff, United Kingdom

1993
Jaipur, India

1991
Sydney, Australia

1988
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada