South Carolina's Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel



2023 SC Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel


February 13-15, 2023

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC

The Governor's Conference general sessions, breakout sessions and meals will be held at the West Beach Conference Center which is a property within the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 

The hotel information can be found under "Hotels" on our website.


Considered the largest annual gathering of the South Carolina tourism industry, the Governor’s Conference offers sessions on emerging consumer trends and tourism marketing strategy to help SCPRT and the industry grow tourism. Its sessions are often led by top economists, marketers, social media practitioners and public relations professionals. At least one session gives an update on the state of tourism in South Carolina. 


2023 Conference Information

Please keep in mind that all scheduled conference events (except receptions) will take place at The West Beach Conference Center (2 Shipwatch Rd, Kiawah Island, SC 29455). This will require you to drive form The Sanctuary or The Villas, or to request a shuttle.

Guests of the 2023 SC Governor's Conference who are staying at a Kiwah Island Golf Resort Property (The Sanctuary or Villas) may call the transportation shuttle at extension 82900 between the hours of 7am and 11pm to travel anywhere within the resort (Bohicket Marina and Freshfelds are not considered within the resort). We will also do our best to provide ample transportation during the beginning and end of each scheduled conference day.

There are two parking lots and a small parking garage at the Conference Center, but you may want to carpool if you choose to drive yourself as parking is limited.

The Sanctuary offers check-in at 4:00pm and checkout at 12:00pm. The villas and homes check-in begins at 4:30pm and checkout at 10:30am.

Sanctuary Hotel Front Desk
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  Villa Check-In Front Desk
1 Vacation Way
Kiawah Island SC, 29455