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General Information

Third World Leisure Expo and Forum- Leisure: Better Life

With the main theme of Leisure: Better Life, this edition of the World Leisure Expo will create Hangzhou International Expo Center, the main site, as the city leisure demonstration and platform with a global influence attracting high-level meetings, all kinds of festival activities and designing more interactive elements for public visitors where at least 20 different countries will participate.

During the first two days, the 20th. and the 21st. of October, and just after the opening ceremony, the Third World Leisure Forum – Leisure: Better Life – will take place. The 2-day program will gather outstanding international scholars and professionals with different backgrounds coming from nine different countries. Some of the main topics that will be discussed are: Leisure and wellbeing; Leisure industries, digital leisure and innovation; Leisure sports and sustainability; Leisure, recreation and community development; and Leisure Education.

The programme, speakers and topics have been highly curated and put together in place between WLO and WL Expo team.This will  definitely become a unique opportunity, bringing a special occasion to share and reflect about some of the most relevant and latest research achievements in the leisure field.

 

Dates

  • Opening Ceremony: 20th. October 2017
  • Third World Leisure Forum: 20th. – 21st. October 2017
  • Closing Ceremony: 12th. November 2017

1. Exhibition – World Leisure City Case Museum

Located in Hangzhou International Expo Center, including the opening ceremony of the Third Leisure Expo, as well as assorted festival activities during the exhibition.

  2. Conference – World Leisure Development International Summit Forum

Relevant international speakers will gather and discuss about the most relevant topics in the leisure field. Some of the sessions are:

  • Leisure and Well-Being
  • Leisure Industries, Digital Leisure and Innovation
  • Leisure, Sports and Sustainability
  • Leisure, Recreation and Community Development
  • Leisure Education

3. Line – Leisure experience demonstration zone line

Integrating the District and County of Hangzhou, packaging the leisure case demonstration area line of the Third World Leisure Expo, opening to the public (preference) during the opening exhibition, demonstrating international leisure case created by Hangzhou international tourism and leisure center combined with the construction of new town.

4. Festival – Hangzhou Citizen´s Leisure Festival

The primary venue is located in Wushan Plaza. Activities with featured leisure themes will be organize in the city of Hangzhou city.

Stunning Location – Hangzhou

  • A modern and growing city of 6 million with over 35 million visitors annually
  • An economically and culturally vibrant metropolis
  • Easily accessible form its international airport and by high-speed train from Shanghai.

Unique opportunities to:

  • Exhibit and Network with the Chinese and international markets
  • Meet International and Chinese Leaders in trade/ education/ travel and tourism
  • Gather Information on new developments in economic development, technology and quality of life
  • Increase Trade Relationships with China – future opportunities are immense
  • Recruit students, professionals, and business partners
  • Be a part of the most significant leisure event in 2017!!!
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Speakers

Third World Leisure Forum- Leisure: Better Life

During the first two days, the 20th. and the 21st. of October, and just after the opening ceremony, the Third World Leisure Forum – Leisure: Better Life – will take place. The 2-day program will gather outstanding international scholars and professionals with different backgrounds coming from nine different countries. Some of the main topics that will be discussed are: Leisure and wellbeing; Leisure industries, digital leisure and innovation; Leisure sports and sustainability; Leisure, recreation and community development; and Leisure Education.

This will  definitely become a unique opportunity, bringing a special occasion to share and reflect about some of the most relevant and latest research achievements in the leisure field.

Among the confirmed speakers for the Forum, visitors will have the chance to listen to:

  • Stephen Anderson, Professor at Florida International University – Miami, Florida, USA;
  • Cary E. Autry, Clinical Assistant Professor. Florida International University – Miami, Florida, USA;
  • Elizabeth Ayers, Professor Manager, Community Services, Planning & Projects at City of Richmond, Canada;
  • Richard Ayes, Senior Partner, Hayes Group. Chair, WLO Communities of Excellence Committee;
  • Miklos Banhidi, Professor at the Health and Sport Science Faculty, Szchenyi University, Gyor, Hungary;
  • Liza Berdychevsky, Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
  • Roger Coles, WLO Chairman, Professor and the Interim Vice Provost for Community Engagement at Central Michigan University;
  • Abubakarr Jalloh, Regional Representative, Iowa Department of Education (USA), Board of Directors, WLO;
  • Bree Hayes, President and CEO The Hayes Group;
  • Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer. Coordinator international cooperation and lecturer at the NTHV University of Applied Sciences, Academy for Leisure, the Netherlands;
  • Su-Hsin Lee, Professor, department of geography, NaSonal Taiwan Normal University;
  • Marco van Leeuwen, Professor, Lecturer/researcher philosophy; Programme Coordinator Bsc ´Leisure Studies´ NHTV University, Breda, The Netherlands;
  • Lawal M. Marafa, Director, Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable Tourism, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Cristina Ortega Nuere, WLO Chief Operating Officer, Associate Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya;
  • Atara Sivan, Head & Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, President, World Leisure Academy. Editor-in Chief, World Leisure Journal, Chairperson, WLO Hong Kong Chapter;
  • John Tower, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University, Melbourne, Research Director, Bon Leisure Consulting;
  • Lucetta Tsai, Associate Professor, Dep. of Leisure & Sport Management, Business School, National Taipei University. Associate Editor, Leisure Sciences (SSCI), President, Chinese Taipei Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, President, Taiwan Leisure Association, and
  • Lijun Jane Zhou, Associate Dean, College of Education, Zhejiang University, WLO Board Member.

** Full programme will be available in the coming days.