After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

WLO Board of Directors Chairman, Dr. Roger Coles, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Leisure is increasingly sought after throughout our communities and the world”, which explored the benefits and challenges of leisure in present times.

WLO Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cristina Ortega and legal advisor Jack Agrios joined Dr. Coles in this trip to China, where the WLO delegation – besides attending the yearly Congress – had the opportunity to meet the local organizing team and visit the works for the building of WL Congress 2020 venue.