Download our sponsorship opportunities here, and email Jennie Guido with any questions.


Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 2:

2:00 – 4:00
Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program Session
*Only for attendees who are enrolled in the program
Orion (2nd Floor of Golden Moon)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tourism Mississippi PAC
The Ellis Theatre
*Ticketed Event

Wednesday, April 3:

8:00 – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration
VIP Lobby (1st Floor of Golden Moon)

9:00 am -10:00 am
Opening Session: James Robilotta, Story Matters
VIP Theater / The Constellation
Sponsored by TBD

10:00 am -10:30 am
Bloody Mary Break
VIP Theater / The Constellation
Sponsored by Maris, West & Baker

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions
·    Making a Sales Connection: A Panel on Event and Meeting Sales Tactics
Vanessa Burse, Director of Sales, Horseshoe Casino Tunica
Ashley Gatian, Director of Sales, Visit Vicksburg
Mark Hudson, Sales Manager, Cadence Bank Arena & Conference Center
Mary Catherine Webb, Director of Sales, Tunica CVB

·    How I Built This: Authentic Augusta
Jennifer Bowen, VP of Destination Development & Community Engagement, Visit Augusta

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Luncheon featuring Landon Bryant, @landontalks
Magnolia Ballroom
Sponsored by TBD

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Media Speed Dating
Magnolia Ballroom


Breakout Session: Immersive Experience
Chahta Immi Cultural Center

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Dancing Rabbit Clubhouse
Sponsored by Pearl River Resort

7:00 pm
Dine Around Philadelphia

Thursday, April 4:

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Magnolia Ballroom
Sponsored by Madden Media

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Visit Mississippi Presentation
Rochelle Hicks, Visit Mississippi
VIP Theater / The Constellation

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Closing Session: Tom Fishburne, Marketoonist
VIP Theater / The Constellation
Sponsored by TBD

11:00 am – 11:30 am
MTA Annual Meeting
VIP Theater / The Constellation


As the host city, Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Pearl River Resort would like to welcome you to the 2024 Spring Summit.



Where to Stay

Dancing Rabbit Inn*

Golden Moon Hotel & Casino*

*To make reservations in the MTA room blocks, call 1-866-447-3275 and use the code S4MTA24.





To register, click here.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners!

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Producer Media Partners

Editor Media Partners

AJR Media Group

American Road

At Home Memphis Mid-South


Gray Destination Marketing

Intrinsic Media

The Local Palate

Oxford American


Writer Media Partners

Bloody Mary Break Sponsor

Name Tag Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor