Welcome

Welcome to the World Congress on Active Ageing 2016

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the World Congress on Active Ageing (WCAA), a global event that will be hosted by Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL). This will be the 9th Congress held under the auspices of the International Coalition for Ageing and Physical Activity (ICAPA). In light of significantly increasing governmental focus on keeping their ageing populations more healthy and active, this conference will prove to be the largest gathering of experts and stakeholders in the field of Active Ageing ever assembled. We are anticipating international delegates will meet from more than 30 countries in July 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and to that end we invite you to be part of this exciting event.

To ensure the success of the Congress we are engaging government departments, partner Universities across Australia, Active Ageing stakeholders and the Melbourne Convention Bureau. It is these partnerships that will form the cornerstone of what we anticipate will be a benchmark World Congress on Active Ageing.

I very much look forward to working with you, and to make the 9th World Congress on Active Ageing a tremendously successful event – for you and for all delegates and participants.

On behalf of the organising committee

Stuart Biddle
Professor and Research Leader, Active Living & Public Health, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia