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2015 Governor’s Conference

September 27, 2015 - September 29, 2015

homepageMississippi’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism Celebrates 27 years of Unity,Advocacy, Education, Communication

The 27th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the premier educational conference for tourism and hospitality leaders in the Mississippi Tourism Industry.  The three day conference features world renowned speakers and presenters, silent auction and various networking opportunities. This year’s conference will be held in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Tentative Schedule for the conference.

Shuttles will be provided to and from the host hotels throughout the conference with the exception of Tuesday. Click here for shuttle schedule courtesy of Visit Vicksburg.

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Online pre-registration is now closed. You can still register on-site at the Vicksburg Convention Center on Sunday, September 27, 2015, from 3-6 p.m. & Monday, September 28, 2015, beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is $450 for the first person and $250 for each additional person in your organization. For the awards luncheon only on Tuesday, September 29, it is $75 per person.

See below Host Hotel Options.

Ameristar Casino & Hotel: 4116 Washington Street Vicksburg, MS 39180

Call 601-638-1000  for reservations and use group code “GOVERNOR” to get special rate of $69/nt for Sunday and Monday nights. Reservations must be made by September 7, 2015 to guarantee room at special rate. Approximately 3 miles from the Vicksburg Convention Center (Shuttle service available during conference hours)


Courtyard by Marriott: 1 Underwood Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180

Call 601-636-8788 and request the Governor’s Conference group room block in order to get
special rate at $107/nt single, $112/nt double, $117/nt triple, $122/nt quadruple.
Reservations must be made by September 7, 2015, to guarantee room at special rate. Walking distance to the Outlets at Vicksburg.  5 Miles from the Vicksburg Convention Center (Shuttle service available during conference hours)


DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel: 3990 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180

Call 1-877-711-0677 and give the group code “GOVCONF” to receive special rate at $65.95/nt plus $5 free play for the casino. Reservations must be made by September 13, 2015, to guarantee a room at special rate. Located approximately 3 miles from the Vicksburg Convention Center. (Shuttle service available during conference hours) Great view of the Mississippi River on the Bluff.


Sunday Activities.
  • Space is limited for both the golf outing and the bus tour of the military park. The cut off date to register for these 2 excursions is September 3, 2015.
  • Shopping Extravaganza Hosted by the Outlets at Vicksburg. Enjoy a VIP shopping extravaganza with give aways and special discounts at participating stores.
  • Price:$50.00
    Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Vicksburg Country Club. Lunch is included with your round of golf beginning at 10am on Sunday, September 27th. There is limited space so please reserve yours today! Sign up deadline is September 3, 2015, unless all slots are filled prior.
  • Open Air Bus Tour Price:$10.00 – Go back to the Civil War while getting a guided tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park from 1pm-3:30pm. You will board the Tara Wildlife Open Air Bus at the Park. Space is very limited and registration deadline is September 3, 2015, unless all slots are filled prior.


September 27, 2015
September 29, 2015


Kristin Lape


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Vicksburg, MS + Google Map