Updated: 2017-08-11

The 2017 International Conference of Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports will be held in Xingyi city, Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, from Aug 15 to 16.

More than 1,200 athletes and visitors from 29 countries and regions will participate in the event which will offer activities including hiking, a dragon dance competition and rally races for attendees to enjoy.

Xingyi city will serve as the main venue for the conference and other seven counties in the prefecture will host parallel activities.

Qianxinan has hosted the international conference for the consecutive three years since 2015. As China's only State-level outdoor sports conference, the event aims to promote the sustainable development of mountain tourism, and encourage cooperation within the industry to alleviate regional poverty through tourism.

Located at the intersection of Guizhou province, Yunnan province and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the prefecture boasts unique karst landforms, among other rich landscapes including plateaus, waterfalls, gorges and mountains. The region is highly suitable for hosting outdoor sports activities.