ITS TIME AGAIN FOR THE BEST STATE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN THE NATION!
The 81st Annual National Guard Association Conference is set for April 26-28, 2019 at the Natchez Convention Center, Natchez, Mississippi.
Download Schedule of Events: 2019 NGAMS Agenda
Please see the “State Conference” tab for a more detailed description of all events.
For shipping to and from the Natchez Convention Center please use the following information.
Convention Services Director
Natchez Convention Center
211 Main Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Attn: National Guard Association of MS Conference
Name of Company sending:__________________________
All exhibit booths will be set up in the open areas on the same floor as the business session at the Natchez Convention Center. 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 1:30 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 is 8’ x 8’ and will include a 6’ 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). 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.
There is a block of rooms for you at the below local hotels. Reservations can be made by calling the numbers below.Use reservation code for each hotel. Block deadline is April 2, 2019.
Holiday Inn 601-442-4462 Reservation code: National Guard
Hampton Inn 601-446-6770 Reservation code: National Guard
Magnolia Bluffs Hotel 601-861-4600 Reservation code: Natl Guard 2019
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 more detailed description of all events.
Further, the sporting events and Friday Night Hospitality Night and Costume Party gives you so much more time with our attendees which includes officers of all ranks from Mississippi to include our senior officers. However we have also invited our senior enlisted leadership, senior delegations from other states, and federal and state leadership. A complete listing will follow as the conference nears. In sum, not only are you going to be exposed to so many more leaders you will have another several hours of floor time with those leaders.
Even better, you get a front row seat to the biggest party on this side of the galaxy. With this year’s celebration of the Mississippi National Guard’s role in the future of our military we are throwing an out of this world hospitality night and future/sci-fi themed costume party. So bring your favorite space outfits, Buck Rogers, Star Trek, Star Wars, robots, Guardians of the Galaxy and any other costume your mind can imagine.
Things kick off at 6:00 pm in Exhibitor Hall at the NGAMS Convention Center with a party of crawfish, shrimp, barbecue and so much more before moving back to the banks of the Mississippi River for Doctor Zaar’s Amazing Funk Monster playing right outside our hospitality rooms until late in the night. It’s going to be an “out of this world” good time.
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.
Once registered you will receive more instructions as the conference draws closer. We look forward to seeing you and greatly appreciate your interest and support.
Please register and pay online NO LATER THAN April 2, 2019.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.