Signature Events

Networking & Social Functions

Showboat Social

Opening Night Reception on Table Rock Lake Hosted by Branson CVB & Missouri Tourism
Showboat Branson Belle
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 6:30pm -9:30pm
Recommended Dress: Business Casual

Get All Decked Out! Join us for a “show me” sampling of cuisine featuring eight of Missouri’s finest chefs, refreshing cocktails, live music with special, Branson entertainment, and a fireworks display to kick-off the 35th Annual Travel South Showcase.


Signature Meal Functions

Branson Convention Center
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Recommended Dress: Business Attire
  • Louisiana Breakfast - Where Out Is In
    Hosted by Louisiana Tourism
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Taneycomo Ballroom - Branson Convention Center | 8:30am - 9:15am
     
  • Missouri Luncheon - Enjoy the Show!
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Taneycomo Ballroom - Branson Convention Center | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
     
  • Biz Over Breakfast - Networking Breakfast
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Taneycomo Ballroom - Branson Convention Center | 8:30am - 9:15am
     
  • Arkansas Luncheon - The Natural State
    Hosted by Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Taneycomo Ballroom - Branson Convention Center | 12:20pm - 1:30pm

Dine Around

Branson Area
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Casual

You’ll find a wide variety of the best restaurants for every taste and budget, from national chains to treasured local favorites. The Branson Dine-Around Guide includes many favorites by locals and visitors alike such as White River Fish House, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Cantina Laredo, Big Whiskey’s and Black Oak Grill to name just a few. For an upscale, only-in-the-Ozarks experience, visit Level 2 Steakhouse located in the Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel, or venture just south of town to take in Dobyn’s Dining Room at the Keeter Center or Osage Restaurant at the famed Top of Rock golf course.

Many of the Branson Dine Around restaurants are located at Branson Landing which is within walking distance to the hotels. Evening shuttle service will be provided between the Hilton Convention Center Hotel and Branson Landing. The remaining restaurants on the dine-around list are a short drive away and will require delegates to make arrangements for their own transportation.

Click here to download the Branson Dine Around Guide

Shuttles will be provided between the Hilton Convention Center Hotel and Branson Landing.


The Group Travel Leader's Lip Sync Showdown

Lip Sync Showdown Hosted by The Group Travel Leader
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar at Branson Landing
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Recommended Dress: Casual

THE STAGE IS CALLING! Now it's your state's turn to shine in The Group Travel Leader's Lip Sync Showdown. Taking our cue from Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show smash hit game “Lip Sync Battle,” The Group Travel Leader Inc. has designed our very own version that will pit each state in a head-to-head competition that will not only be wildly entertaining, but a truly memorable experience for everyone! Each State is allowed to submit one individual or group to battle for the championship. Pick your team, select your song and get your costume and dance moves ready for an epic battle in Branson! Don’t want to battle? Come out and support your favorite team while you network, enjoy drinks, dueling pianos, sing-alongs and more! The cost is only $35 and participation is limited to the first 125 delegates that register, so get your friends together and register today! You can register for the event when you register or online in My Domestic Showcase if you’re already registered for Showcase. If you want to be included in the Lip Sync Showdown, contact Kelly Tyner at The Group Travel Leader Inc. at 888-253-0455 or via email to reserve your spot.


Party Like a Local

Final Night Reception Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast and Visit Mississippi
Taneycomo Ballroom - Hilton Convention Center
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Mississippi invite you to the official Kick-Off Celebration of Travel South Showcase 2018!

Come experience what it’s like to party like a local in Mississippi. Enjoy delicacies from our five distinct regions, from fresh Gulf shrimp and farm-raised catfish to Delta hot tamales and barbecue. Throw back some of our finest micro brews and hear the music that made Mississippi the Birthplace of America’s Music. It’s all happening in Mississippi, and you’re invited.