The official candidates for the XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf are:
- FRANCE: Fédération Nationale des Sourds de France
- HONG KONG: Hong Kong Association of the Deaf
Both of the 2019 World Congress candidates will present their bids at XIX WFD General Assembly on Monday, 27 July, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The XIX WFD General Assembly shall determine the site of the World Congress of WFD.
(WFD Statutes Article 20.1).