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 biennial WL Congress, happening in August, 2018 in Sao Paulo (Brazil); the biennial WL Expo and Forum in Hangzhou in (China) and the 2019 WL Games (sports games) in Laixi, Qingdao (China); and the biennial 2020 WL Congress in Pinggu, Beijing (China), 2022 WL Congress in Dunedin (New Zealand) and 2024 WL Congress in Breda-Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

2026 WL Congress open call and bidding document are now available!

APPLICATION DOCUMENT

The World Leisure Organization is pleased to announce the exciting opportunity to host the 2026 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.

UPCOMING

16th. World Leisure Congress, Pinggu – Beijing, China

   17th-23th OCTOBER, 2020
      Pinggu-Beijing

Update on 16th World Leisure Congress status

These are unprecedented times that require unprecedented measures.
Our priority now is to support and understand our community.

We remain committed to delivering an exceptional upcoming 16th World Leisure Congress.

We kindly advice you to wait with making any arrangements until further notice this date.

We continue to monitor the pandemic and its impact, and will provide further updates by July.

 

Go to the official website

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

PAST

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