US Sports Congress Launches Innovative Expansion for 2021 Event | Sports Destination Management

US Sports Congress Launches Innovative Expansion for 2021 Event

Jun 21, 2021

US Sports Congress LLC is excited to announce the next major expansion of the US Sports Congress conference and tradeshow with the addition of events that cater to economic development professionals, as well as a /new event designed for collegiate sports.

The two new events to be added to the US Sports Congress are the Economic Development & Sports Tourism Summit, and the Collegiate Championship Symposium. Both events will occur during the US Sports Congress, which takes place in Frisco, Texas December 6-8, 2021, at Hyatt Regency Frisco.

”The US Sports Congress has created a powerful combination of events that are tailored to different sectors of the sports industry. Having them take place under the US Sports Congress affords attendees the opportunity to expand their vision and network across all stakeholders in their destinations,” said Lou Mengsol, President of the US Sports Congress.

The Economic Development & Sports Tourism Summit is designed specifically for economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, tourism and government professionals and sports tourism authorities. Featuring a day of insightful professional development, attendees will experience first-hand several the projects Frisco has brought to fruition. Additionally, participants will experience strategic networking opportunities with the US Sports Congress.

The Collegiate Championship Symposium is designed for academic institutions and athletic conferences to explore best practices for hosting collegiate championship events. Produced in coordination with 129 Sports LLC, attendees will learn from those who have intimate experience in hosting and bidding on collegiate events.

“Sports tourism is a creative way for communities to expand their traditional economic development programs,” said Jason Ford, CEcD, president, Frisco Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “This first-of-its-kind best practices program during US Sports Congress offers tremendous learning and leadership training for individuals in multiple market sectors. We look forward to helping launch this exciting program in Frisco.”

About the US Sports Congress

The US Sports Congress, founded in 2005, attracts top level decision-makers from the world of amateur sport. The US Sports Congress conducts both the US Sports Congress and the Sports Industry eXchange as platforms for the sports event industry. These events provide professional development and networking in an environment that fosters business connections at the highest levels. More information can be found on the website at

About the Frisco EDC

The Frisco EDC operates as a Texas non-profit corporation and is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Frisco, Texas City Council. Job number one is facilitating the creation of jobs, as the Frisco EDC’s mission is to improve the economic

opportunities and quality of life for all Frisco residents. The Frisco EDC has facilitated major economic development projects, resulting in hundreds of projects and thousands of jobs in the City of Frisco. For more information, visit

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