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).


15th. World Leisure Congress
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aug 28 2018 - Sep 1 2018

Come and join the world biggest network of experts and academic in the Leisure Field. Do not miss the creative and innovative formats we will put in place to share knowledge and boost network!


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The theme focuses on the issue of Leisure and Access in its broadest sense, and comprising at least three dimensions of barriers “physical, socio-economic and symbolic“ in order to be recognized, discussed and overcome, so that all people can enjoy and take advantage of the full form and way leisure.

16th. World Leisure Congress,
Pinggu - Beijing,

Jun 10 2020 - Jun 27 2020

WLO 16th. World Leisure Congress in 2020 will be hosted by Pinggu, Beijing.

More information will be published soon.