Canada’s largest gathering of its sport tourism industry will come to Richmond, British Columbia in 2022, when the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) premiere event, Sport Events Congress takes place. The event will then move to Winnipeg, Manitoba for 2023.
“We are very pleased to have Sport Events Congress hosted in locations across the country,” said Rick Traer, CEO, CSTA. “Our delegates get to see first-hand the various facilities and options for staging events in our host cities, and it provides the opportunity for more regions to have access to the tremendous networking with event rights holders, B2B activities and professional development.”
Sport Events Congress brings together more than 400 national and provincial sport event rights holders, tourism professionals, education sector, event management firms and suppliers from the fastest growing segment of Canada’s tourism industry. The annual conference for the sport tourism sector features speakers, engaging content, interactive displays and networking activities.
The 2022 event will be held 22-24 March at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond. It will be the second time the event has been held in the city.
“The City of Richmond is a premier destination for sport event hosting in Canada, and around the world,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Since establishing the Richmond Sport Hosting Office in 2009, the City attracts over 75 sport events annually and we are excited to welcome back Canada’s top Sport Tourism professionals and event rights holders to the 2022 Sport Events Congress.”
“Richmond is a world-class, multi-cultural city with an unparalleled inventory of accessible venues and sport facilities for events of all sizes. Having hosted the Sport Events Congress in 2012, we welcome this opportunity to once again showcase our city and province and to give Congress delegates another truly memorable west coast experience,” he added.
In 2023, Sport Events Congress will be held March 8-9-10, 2023 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg and the Delta Winnipeg. It will be Winnipeg’s first hosting of the event.
The next Sport Events Congress will take place 24-26 March, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta at the Edmonton Convention Centre with the Westin Edmonton and the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown as the host hotels. In 2021, the event will be held 8-10 March at the Westin Ottawa.
Bidding details for Sport Events Congress 2024 and 2025 will be available when the sport tourism industry gathers at SEC20 in Edmonton in March.