The event will take place at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach.

Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, this latest Hard Rock opens in December 2017. The property boasts panoramic ocean views, legendary amenities and modern luxury—that guests have come to expect from the Hard Rock brand. And with a location in the front row of one of America’s most famous beaches, guests can bask in the Florida sun at the oceanfront pool, grab a bite at the legendary restaurant or take in a treatment at the Rock Spa when they’re not busy with congress activities.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the United States Sports Congress in December 2018!” said Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach General Manager Kevin Hines. “We will offer attendees superior accommodations, unique food and beverage options, unparalleled music offerings and inspired amenities in one of Florida’s premier beach destinations. The entire Hard Rock team looks forward to welcoming
the USSC.”

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Lou Mengsol, president of the United States Sports Congress, is excited to be bringing the event back to the Sunshine State. “We’re no different than any other sports event. You can have a great facility or destination, but if you don’t have a strong local partnership you will have a sub-par event. That’s the ultimate decision-maker for us. Do we have a strong local partner who will bring as much passion and enthusiasm as our team does? That single answer is why we chose Daytona Beach.”

Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lori Campbell Baker noted the significance of a group of
this caliber meeting at what will soon be one of the area’s most iconic properties. “Sports tourism is an increasingly important component
of how we market our destination. Our area has much to offer event planners when it comes to venues and lodging for sporting
events and the competitive arts.”

The congress is built on a formula that relationships drive business, so sessions are structured in a collaborative fashion while networking
events and an interactive trade show allow for a free flow of conversation and ideas. This gives attendees an opportunity to forge alliances that just aren’t possible on traditional 10 minute appointment-based shows.

Mengsol added, “The US Sports Congress is constantly evolving and you’ll see evidence of this in our 2018 Congress in Daytona Beach. Our theme for 2018 will be Cutting Edge Events. Attendees will see this in sessions we’re offering and experience this in the new Hard Rock Daytona and even our networking outings, plus we’ve got a few more surprises along the way.”

For more information about the United States Sports Congress, visit or call 608-363-0873 for an application.