17th ASFAA Congress is set to take place in Macao, China

On 14 - 18 March, 2024, the 17th ASFAA Congress is set to take place in Macao, China. Hosted by the Sports Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, the Congress will be held under the theme of 'Strengthening Family Relationships through Sport for All'.


The Congress promises to provide a dynamic platform for participants to engage in meaningful discussions and share valuable insights in the field of Sport for All. With simultaneous translation available in both English and Mandarin, attendees from diverse backgrounds and regions will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and foster collaborations.

  • Event Name:The 17th ASFAA Congress
  • Organizer:Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government
  • Date:14-18 March 2024
  • Location:Hotel Royal Macau
  • Theme:Strengthening Family Relationships through Sport for All
  • Content:Keynote speech, panel discussion, poster presentation, gala dinner and participation in local sports event.
  • Accommodation for Non-Local Participants:4 nights included

Outline of the itinerary

Date Time Event
14 March Full day Non-Local Participants Arrival
15 March 14:30-15:00

Reception of Participants

Venue: Multifunctional conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Hotel Royal

Opening Ceremony of 17th ASFAA Congress

Theme Address 1: “Bridging Generations: Unlocking the Potential of Sports for All”

Speaker: Jean-François Laurent, Secretary General of TAFISA

Panel Discussion: TAFISA Board


Coffee Break


Keynote Address 1: Implementing the National Fitness Program, Building Harmonious and Beautiful Family Relationships

Speaker: ZHOU Jieyou, Executive Dean of Sports Business School of Guangzhou Sport University

16 March 09:30-10:30

Poster Presentation


Session I:

  • Herzel Hagay, Secretary General of ASFAA
  • Yasuo Yamaguchi, Vice President of ASFAA

Keynote Address 2: Reflection on Improving Family Relationships Through Sport for All

  • LI Xiaolin, Vice Chairman and Co Dean of Beijing Yonghuai Sports Institute
  • Discussion

Lunch (All Participants)

Venue: Fado Legendary Portuguese Cuisine (M/F, Hotel Royal)


Session II:

  • Case study sharing:Local Sport Event Organizers
  • Discussion

Closing Ceremony


Gala Dinner

Venue: Tromba Rija (G/F, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre)

17 March 06:00-09:00 Macao International 10K
Afternoon Free Activities
18 March Full day Non-Local Participants Departure