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!
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.