ConventionSouth

MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase Jackson Is A Rare Find For Savvy Meeting Planners Discover the settings, style, and service your delegates deserve in Jackson, Mississippi, the City with Soul. The sparkling, new downtown Jackson Con- vention Complex is a 330,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility offering more than 150,000 square feet of luxurious exhibit and meeting space, together with top-notch cater- ing services and conferencing technology. Jackson offers 49 hotels, flexible meeting space, and 5,500 sleeping rooms, 2,000 of which are downtown. Our specialists will help coordinate all your convention needs, in- cluding hotels, fascinating tours, and fun family activities. The cuisine is classic Southern, ranging from Soul Food to new Southern Fusion to your favorite brands among Jackson's 200 restaurants! Life in this city pulses with music—gospel, blues, rock, jazz, classical, and more. Scores of museums and attractions, hundreds of events, innumerable visual arts, shopping, sports, and cool nightlife await you. The City with Soul is also a city with expertise for meeting planners with a wide range of services to offer. Explore www.visitjackson.com for details. ■ Shun Hatten, Vice President of Sales, Jackson CVB Shun has nearly 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Her background in- cludes 8 years in the hotel industry & she has currently been em- ployed almost 9 years with the Jackson CVB. (800) 354-7695 or (601) 960-1891 shatten@visitjackson.com www.visitjackson.com 52 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v entionsouth.com DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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