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Meeting Sites Mississippi Gulf Coast O D D S - O N FAVO R I T E : Biloxi casinos saw a record-breaking year in 2007, garnering $1.7 billion in revenue for the city. Mayor A.J. Holloway projects 18 to 20 casinos within 10 years inside Biloxi city limits. But while the Mississippi Gulf Coast relies largely on gaming for its tourism dollars and for the rebuilding that continues since Hurricane Katrina, there is the promise of new economic growth as convention business returns to this coastal city. ESSENTIAL TOOL BOX Convention Facilities: Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 180,000 sf of dedicated meeting space; 23 meeting rooms. (Renovated center to open in Jan; expanded center to relaunch by 2009.) For more listings, visit Facility Quick Search at From Airport to Center: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, 14 miles Daily Business Costs*: Biloxi/Gulfport: Hotel $131.46 F&B $80.68 Car Rental $72 For More Information: Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Travel Index PHOTOS: MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST CVB By Amy Cates Civil War reenactors at the Fall Muster 60 JUNE 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - June 2008

Successful Meetings - June 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
Planner Spotlight: Kelly Broz
Technology Talk
Food & Beverage
Websites of the Month
Pre-Event: Tech
Pre-Event: Bartering
Tools of the Trade
Dialing for Dollars
The All-in-One Resort
Bottom-Line Speakers
Places & Spaces
Florida’s West Coast

Successful Meetings - June 2008