World Para Powerlifting has announced its 2020 World Cup calendar will span across four continents for the first time.
It is claimed this will make it easier for powerlifters to test themselves prior to next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
All events will provide the opportunity for athletes to raise their ranking on the qualification pathway to Tokyo 2020.
The season opener is due to take place in Nigeria's capital Abuja from February 5 to 7.
The World Cup circuit will then move to Manchester from February 20 to 23.
Thailand will stage its first international Para powerlifting competition in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima between February 24 and 26.
That will be during the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games, which are scheduled to be held from February 20 to 28.
The best powerlifters in the Americas will gather in Colombia's capital Bogotá for the penultimate World Cup from March 19 to 22, building on the legacy from the 2018 Americas Open Championships in the city.
An event in Dubai will bring the season to a close between April 14 and 20.
It will be the 11th annual World Cup celebrated in the United Arab Emirates.
"We are excited about the upcoming World Cup season as it will offer powerlifters from across the planet the opportunity to compete in high-level events in preparation for Tokyo 2020," Jorge Moreno, head of World Para Powerlifting, said.
"This will be the first time that World Cup legs take place in four continents - Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe - providing a platform for the further development of our sport."
Powerlifting competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics is set to run from August 27 to 31 at the Tokyo International Forum.