Networking & Social Functions

Party Like a Local

Opening Night Reception Hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB & Visit Mississippi
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 7:00pm -9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Business Casual

We invite you to Party Like a Local and enjoy the evening in the Hospitality State with some hot eats, cold drinks and funky beats by Jackson-based tribute band Compositionz. Hard Rock Live is the place to be as we kick off Travel South on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Signature Meal Functions

Mississippi Coast Convention Center
Monday, March 19, 2018 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Recommended Dress: Business Attire
  • Louisiana - Feed Your Soul
    Hosted by Louisiana Tourism
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    Ballroom A - Mississippi Coast Convention Center | 8:00am - 9:15am
We cordially invite you to the Louisiana Breakfast. Enjoy a special welcome from Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and entertainment by Louisiana fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw. Come feed your soul and get your day off to a great start!
  • Red, White and Blues
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    Ballroom A - Mississippi Coast Convention Center | 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Don’t miss out on Red, White and Blues – a laid back luncheon guaranteed to get your hips shakin’ and toes tappin’. With live entertainment and harmonica lessons provided by GRAMMY® Award winning songwriter Grady Champion and a special appearance by renowned chef and “Debutante Farmer” Elizabeth Heiskell, you’re sure to leave on a high note.
  • Civil Rights Trail Luncheon
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Ballroom A - Mississippi Coast Convention Center | 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Dine Around

Mississippi Gulf Coast Area
Monday, March 19, 2018 | 6:00pm – 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.

Shuttles will be provided between the Beau Rivage and select local restaurants. Click here to view a list of restaurants. 

Shuttles to Downtown Biloxi
  • 1st Stop: Half Shell Oyster House
  • Restuarants in Walking Distance
    • Sal and Mookie's 
    • Patio 44
    • Fuji Sushi
    • Mugshots
    • Fillin Station
  • 2nd Stop: Golden Nugget
Shuttes to Restaurant Row Biloxi
  • 1st Stop:  Wentzel's Seafood
  • Restuarants in Walking Distance
    • Woody's Roadside Grill
  • 2nd Stop: Shaggy
  • Restuarants in Walking Distance
    • ​Baja Beach
    • Bacchus
    • The Reef
Shuttles to Downtown Ocean Springs
  • 1st Stop: Salvetti's
  • Restuarants in Walking Distance
    • Phoenicia
    • Mosaic Tapas
    • Murky Waters
    • Leo's
Shuttles to Gulfport Fishbone Alley
  • 1st Stop: Half Shell
  • Restuarants in Walking Distance
    • Rock N Roll Sushi
  • 2nd Stop: THe Rack House
  • 3rd Stop: Murky Waters

The Group Travel Leader's Lip Sync Showdown

Lip Sync Showdown Hosted by The Group Travel Leader
Hard Rock Cafe Biloxi
Monday, March 19, 2018 | 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 second annual 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast! Don’t want to battle? Come out and support your favorite team while you network, enjoy drinks,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.

Relax & Unwind on Myrtle Beach Time!

Final Night Reception Hosted by Myrtle Beach Area CVB & South Carolina Tourism
Pool Deck - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Tuesday, March 20, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Y’all are invited to DiSCover the Endless Possibilities and the flavors of South Carolina. Picture yourself oceanfront enlightening your senses by sampling lowcountry favorites, sipping specialty cocktails and listening to TruSol with soulful renditions of classics from the Motown Era, 70's & 80's, up to the present Hip Hop and R&B. All that is South Carolina, Just Right!