Playing host to the 2012 World Leisure Congress, Rimini has accepted the challenge of and committed itself to repositioning
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.