US Sports Congress BIGRVA Field Trip participants tour the upcoming Henrico Sports & Events Center

More than 180 sports leaders convened in the Richmond Region in December for the US Sports Congress, an annual industry conference and tradeshow where attendees engaged in networking, educational sessions and business development all while experiencing the Richmond Region.

Throughout the three-day event, which brought together top-level decision-makers from the world of amateur sports together with destination representatives from across the country, participants engaged in various industry sessions and business meetings during the tradeshow as well as excursions that gave attendees the chance to experience Richmond and all it has to offer. Senior level executives who represent athletic governing bodies – entities like sports rights holders or Olympic national governing bodies that manage events or competitions and represent thousands of athletes – and other stakeholders were in attendance.