PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla (May 23, 2023) – Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach will host the 2024 US Sports Congress conference December 9-11, 2024 at Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor.

US Sports Congress attracts top level decision-makers from the world of amateur sports events and tourism. This conference will provide professional development and networking in an environment that fosters business connections at the highest levels. Attendees of this event are senior level executives who represent sport governing bodies, the destinations who desire to host their events, and other industry purveyors who represent tens of thousands of athletes who participate in their programs.  This event will provide an opportunity for Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach to showcase our destination.  Past presenters have included individuals from LPGA to Major League Baseball, and many other sports brands and organizations.  “After attending the US Sports Congress for many years, our team at the VCB is honored to be the host site in 2024. It’s exciting to have over 200 high-level decision makers and governing bodies in our destination to showcase Sunseeker Resort and other sporting venues” says Sean Walter, Business Development Director-Sports.

Sunseeker Resort will bring additional conferences and events to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach that will benefit the entire county.  Annette Bales, Executive Director of Sales stated, “Sunseeker Resort is thrilled to partner with the VCB and serve has the host hotel for the 2024 U.S. Sports Congress. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome this influential group of professionals to our community.”

Louis Mengsol, President of the US Sports Congress stated, "Each year we seek out dynamic destinations and highly engaged partners. We are fortunately to have found both in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach which will elevate the US Sports Congress to the next level. Additionally, in partnering with the Sunseeker brand, this is a win for our event, our attendees, and draws attention to Punta Gorda and the surrounding area."  For additional information on US Sports Congress, contact Louis Mengsol at lou@ussportscongress.com or visit their website at ussportscongress.com

If you wish to know more about the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach region and wish to connect with the Visitor and Convention Bureau, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Public Relations:

Lois Croft, Public Relations Manager
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

Nicol Winkler
Aqua Marketing.& Communications



Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is Florida’s best-kept secret of a charming natural paradise located on the idyllic Southwest Gulf Coast. This coastal community surrounding the state’s second-largest harbor sits conveniently between Tampa and Naples. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a haven of vibrant experiences in the sun-soaked oasis of the Southwest Florida islands, characterized by almost year-round sunshine and sub-tropical weather. Relaxation and discovery await in miles of waterways and inland exploration trails filled with unspoiled natural beauty. From beaches to boating, hiking to harbor tours, fishing to nature paths; to sun, shelling, and fossilized sharks’ teeth, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach immerses lively locals and active adventurers in a pure island experience. Most notably known for its 830 miles of pristine unparalleled shoreline, including captivating river passages, a mangrove-edged aquatic preserve, and more than a dozen miles of natural Gulf beaches, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast includes the areas of Boca Grande, Don Pedro Island, Englewood-Cape Haze, Little Gasparilla Island, Manasota Key, Knight Island, Placida, Babcock Ranch, Port Charlotte, Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda.

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