From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU was also invited to the summit, in the role of a round table debater on the 10th November afternoon.

On the occasion of the Summit, Dr. Cristina Ortega and Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU had a short meeting with Shangyu Government’s Vice Party Secretary, Mr. Wang Qizhou, the Vice Mayor, Miss Zhang Yingfang, the Director of Agricultural Office, Mr. Cui Yuezhong, the Director of the Tourism Bureau, Mr. Zhao Minggang, and the Director of Education and Sport Bureau, Mr. Wang Bin, among other representatives of the Chinese city. Both parties exchanged information on common leisure-related interests and activities.

On the 11th November, WLO Board members Dr. John Tower, Dr. Miklos Banhidi and Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU paid a site visit to Lingnan Town which will be the practical base of the WLCE at Zhejiang University.