Where else talking about leisure? Rimini of course! The World leisure organisation chooses the most popular Italian leisure district for the annual meeting.
Founded in 1952, World Leisure, is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organizations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for human growth, development and well-being.
“Trasforming city transforming leisure” is the title of the 2012 congress. Playing host to the 2012 World Leisure Congress (Sept, 30 – Oct, 3), Rimini has accepted the challenge of and committed itself to re-positioning and interpreting the meaning of “Leisure”, in light of the changes that are influencing our lifestyle in an ever faster and dynamic way.
This Mission belongs not only to the Congress but also to the destiny of the country hosting the 2012 edition: in fact the very concept of otium (Latin for leisure) originated in Italy. Moreover, in Italy, Rimini is precisely the place that has for decades been the symbol of otium’s new borders.
The Vision that the city wants to pursue is in tune with the area hosting the event: from 2012 on-wards, anyone who talks about new leisure will have to mention the events in Rimini. In media language, the basic idea is: “after the 2012 WL Congress, leisure will never be the same again”.
In this twelfth edition of the World Leisure Congress, leisure is moving to “the city”. The topics of the Congress will deal with all the material and less obviously transformations connected to the enormous urban development which has been seen in recent times and which will be seen even more shortly in the future throughout the world. All of this will take place where the model of urban civilization was born: Italy.
The Municipality of Rimini and the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini are pleased to invite you to participate in this important event and they look forward to seeing you in Rimini for an unforgettable experience.
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