The City of Guadalajara, Mexico, a member of the BestCities Alliance and the birthplace of iconic Mexican world heritage including mariachi, charros and tequila, has been selected as the host city for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2027 in cooperation with the AMEFI National College of Physical Therapy (Mexican Association of Physical Therapy).

The World Physiotherapy Congress will take place at Expo Guadalajara, the largest event venue in Mexico, and will welcome an estimated 5,000 leading physiotherapy professionals from around the world.

World Physiotherapy, the organisation behind the event, represents more than 600,000 physical therapists worldwide through 128 member organisations. Its goal is to promote the profession and advocate for universal access to quality services that improve health and wellness worldwide. Past congresses have welcomed attendees from over 120 countries.

“Guadalajara’s designation as host for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2027 reflects our city’s capability to execute world-class events and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to provide unforgettable experiences for all visitors,” said Gustavo Staufert, CEO of the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are proud of the joint effort between Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau and Expo Guadalajara to bring this exceptional congress to our city.” Other recent wins for the City include the World Congress of Dermatology 2027 and the ICOLD Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams 2026.

The World Physiotherapy Congress 2027 will offer a range of sessions, including focused symposia chaired by recognised experts in the field, discussion panels that explore key industry topics, networking sessions in both informal and group settings, clinical seminars, platform presentations, and more. Each session will be designed to create real-time learning experiences that inform, engage and empower participants.

Expo Guadalajara, the primary venue for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2027, is host to some of the most significant events and exhibitions in Mexico, welcoming more than 2.1 million visitors each year. While in the City, delegates are encouraged to explore Guadalajara’s world-class dining and arts scenes, as well as tourism attractions like Guadalajara Cathedral, Museo Cabañas and Teatro Degollado.

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