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 will be launched early next year!

UPCOMING

17th World Leisure Congress in 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand

   12th-16th DECEMBER 2022
      Dunedin, New Zealand

LEISURE: LEARN WELL, LIVE WELL

18th World Leisure Congress in 2024 Rotterdam-Breda, the Netherlands

   TO BE CONFIRMED
      Breda-Rotterdam, the Netherlands

LEISURE FOR A BETTER SOCIETY

WLO Press Release here: 2024 WL Congress announcement

Official website

19th World Leisure Congress in 2026

   TO BE CONFIRMED
      TO BE CONFIRMED

WL Congress 2026 bid documents are now under review.

PAST

2020
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