Richmond to host Canada’s largest sports congress
Sports tourism leaders head west in 202231 October 2019
The City of Richmond will welcome Canada’s largest gathering of sports tourism leaders and professionals when it hosts the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) Sports Event Congress in 2022.
The conference will draw several hundred national and provincial sport event rights holders, tourism professionals, educators, event management firms and suppliers to Richmond where they will discuss and shape new and exciting opportunities to promote sport tourism locally and across the country.
“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 a decade ago, the City now attracts over 75 major sporting events annually and we are excited to welcome back Canada’s top Sport Tourism professionals and event rights holders for the Congress.”
The 2022 CSTA Sport Events Congress will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on Westminster Highway, Richmond from March 22-24, 2022. It will be the second time the event has been held in the city, having previously been hosted in 2012.
“Richmond Sport Hosting is extremely excited to be hosting this prestigious event,” said Pamela Lacroix, Manager of Richmond Sport Hosting. “Over the past year we have worked collectively with the Richmond Hotel Association, Richmond Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Richmond, and others to develop a hosting plan that will truly showcase the growth our city has seen since we last hosted this event in 2012. We are excited to work with the CSTA to give all 2022 Sport Event Congress delegates an exciting and memorable experience.”
Before coming to Richmond, CSTA will host its annual Congress in Edmonton next year and then Ottawa in 2021. Winnipeg will stage the Congress in 2023.
“By taking our Sport Events Congress across the country, delegates get to see first-hand the various facilities and options for staging events in our host cities,” said Rick Traer, CEO of Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance. “Richmond were wonderful hosts in 2012 and we look forward to coming back to experience what it has to offer along with another outstanding lineup of speakers, engaging content, interactive displays and networking activities.”