Italy will stage the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Powerchair Hockey World Championships in 2018.
Competition will take place in the town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, located in the north-east of the country, following a successful bid.
The IWAS Executive Board stated they received two bids to stage the Championships, but accepted the final recommendation of their Powerchair Hockey Executive Committee after a successful second site visit.
The Czech Republic were the second bidders for the event.
"The final decision between the two final bids was not an easy one to make, but it was the Italian accommodation and transportation that gave their bid the upper hand," said Niels ten Hagen, IWAS Powerchair Hockey vice-chairman.
"Italy has facilitated fantastic development of Powerchair Hockey over the last two decades and we greatly look forward to bringing the World Championships back to Lignano Sabbiadoro."
The site visits, conducted by members of the IWAS Executive Committee, focused on a sport specific suitability criteria for both accommodation and sport facilities.
There will be a distance of just 200 metres from the accommodation to competition venues, which proved a key factor in Lignano Sabbiadoro’s successful bid.
The town previously staged the 2010 World Championships and organisers claim they will improve on services provided at the event.
The IWAS Executive Committee praised the strong organisation locally, claiming they boast a mix of knowledge and experience.