ITS TIME AGAIN FOR THE BEST STATE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN THE NATION!
It’s Game Day at the 85th Annual National Guard Association Conference May 5-7, 2023 at the Refuge Sheraton Resort in Flowood, Mississippi.
This resort property is immediately adjacent to the Jackson International Airport (JAN) and home to a world class golf course, zero entry mega pool and the second longest lazy river in the South East United States. Come enjoy all the resort and local activities you would expect. Register now at Exhibitor/Patriot Partner Registration
All exhibit booths will be set up in the open areas immediately outside the business session. This area will accommodate all prospective exhibitors and give you high visibility because our members will enter the business session through this area. Exhibitors will set up at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and tear down after the conclusion of the business session on Saturday at approximately 1:00 p.m. A breakfast for exhibitors will be offered Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. and a box lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.
Each space will include a table draped with a sign showing the exhibitor/organization name. The cost of an exhibit space is $400.00. (Note: Patriot Partners do not pay this cost. Not a Patriot Partner or haven’t signed up yet this year? You can sign up here: Patriot Partner Sign Up ). This is part of the cost of renting the area and having the booth prepared for the exhibit area. This is being offered as a service and is not an income producing activity for NGAMS.
All events for the 85th Annual NGAMS conference will be at the Refuge Hotel and Golf Resort, 2200 Refuge Blvd, Flowood, MS 39232. There is a block of rooms at the below listed hotels. The Refuge Sheraton Hotel is the on property hotel and the other hotels are all in the immediate Flowood area near several outstanding restaurants and shopping. Reservations can be made by calling the numbers and/or links below. All links are on our website at www.ngams.org under the “Event” then “State Conference” tab.
Refuge Sheraton Hotel ($98 plus tax) See link on NGAMS website or app
Hilton Garden Inn ($96 plus tax) See link on NGAMS website or app or 601-487-0800
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($96 plus tax) See link on NGAMS website or app or 601-992-7773
Townplace Suites by Marriott See link on NGAMS website or app or 601-882-9800
($96 plus tax for standard rooms)
($116 plus tax for suites)
Hilton Home 2 Suites ($129 plus tax for suites) 601-909-4000
Hampton Inn ($119 plus tax for rooms) 601-709-5200
Group Code for Reservations is NGA or National Guard Association. Block deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.
EVERYONE IS REMINDED TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS WITH THE HOTELS. YOU MUST RESERVE EARLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED IN THE BLOCK OF ROOMS SET ASIDE.
ALL REGISTRATIONS OTHER THAN ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE HANDLED ON A PRE-REGISTRATION BASIS ONLY AND IS DUE IN THE NGAMS OFFICE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, April 7, 2023. Tickets for events will NOT be available at the Registration Desk. Cancellations will be honored with full refund until 12:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2023, if you contact NGAMS.
As we often get this question from spouses and guests here is a guide for attire:
Sporting Events: Casual or attire appropriate for the event. Collared shirts are required for golf and tennis.
Friday Night Social: College or Pro Game Day or casual attire.
Business Session: Military: ACU. Civilian: Business casual.
Spouse Luncheon: Sundresses, shorts or swimsuits for a relaxing time at the pool and lazy river.
Unit dinner: Military: Mess Dress or ASU with bow tie/Class A
Men: Suit or coat and tie; no tuxedos required; Women: Short or long evening dress.
Exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to participate in our sporting events and certainly invited to join our Adjutant General, Major General Durr Boyles, at the Friday night Opening Ceremony, Exhibitor Hall Ribbon Cutting and Social. Please see the “State Conference” tab for a listing of all events.
If you would like to contribute to help underwrite this conference, keep costs down, and assist more officers in attending, please send your tax-deductible donation along with your registration. Thank you in advance for your support. Our Tax I.D. number is 64-0392760.
Please register and pay online NO LATER THAN April 7, 2023. Tickets for events will NOT be available at the Registration Desk. Cancellations will be honored with full refund until 12:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2023, if you contact NGAMS. If you need an invoice or have other questions, please contact Greg Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 601-354-7555 or cell 662-501-0260.
For shipping, loading, and unloading information please see the attached instructions. Vendors shipping to the Refuge Conference Center can find instructions here: 2023 Exhibitor Information
Once registered you will receive more instructions regarding as the conference draws closer. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your interest and support.