2018 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show awarded to Providence

2018 National Congress and Trade Show is awarded to Providence, R.I.

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 4, 2017 – USA Gymnastics has awarded the 2018 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Aug. 9-11, in Providence, R.I. This marks the first time the National Congress and Trade Show has been held in Providence and the first time in the northeast since 2013.
“USA Gymnastics is excited about bringing National Congress back to the northeast,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer for USA Gymnastics.  “Providence has been a wonderful host for several events, and the Rhode Island Convention Center provides National Congress attendees with an outstanding facility for their educational sessions and a compact downtown with restaurants, shops and shopping mall for entertainment.  Our nationals will be held in a different city, which will be announced this fall.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming USA Gymnastics back to Providence,” said John Gibbons, executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission. “The National Congress and Trade Show is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our city and our state to world-class educators and sports professionals.”
The annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show offers the best gymnastics education in the United States. The educational forum attracts nearly 3,000 attendees and provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor’s hall with additional business opportunities. The Business Forum on Aug. 8 kicks off the three-day seminar that begins on Aug. 9. 
“We are honored to host the 2018 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center,” said Lawrence Lepore, general manager of the Rhode Island Convention Center. “We look forward to providing a wonderful experience to all of the attendees during their stay here in Providence.”

The Rhode Island Sports Commission is working with USA Gymnastics on logistics for the three-day Congress. 

(release from Rhode Island Convention Center)