Jackson: Top Choice for Planners

Looking for the best meeting and event location in Mississippi?

Dubbed as the “City With Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi boasts a Southern charm that makes it a premier location for meetings and events of all sizes. Jackson is known for its iconic music and integral role in the Civil Rights Movement, evidenced in the city’s numerous museums and historical landmarks. Top that off with an array of superb venues, exceptional service, and a host of culinary and cultural offerings, and it is easy to see why Jackson, MS is a top choice for meeting and event planners.

Discover an authentic setting for your meetings and events in Jackson, Mississippi, the City With Soul. Visit Jackson’s sales and services teams are currently offering generous financial incentives to meeting planners for events booked by December 30, 2020.  These events can take place in 2021 and beyond. All of the incentive funds will be given directly to the hotel or venue to offset costs associated with your meeting, event, or convention.

Centrally Located for Easy Access

Jackson’s central location in Mississippi, at the crossroads of Interstates 55 and 20, make the city easily accessible. And with the Jackson-Evers International Airport only 15 minutes from downtown, attendees will find that getting to and around Jackson is a breeze.

Valuable Meeting Planning Resources

A variety of complementary services are provided by Visit Jackson to help make your meeting or event in the City With Soul a truly memorable experience. From site visits and facility selections to tour itineraries, promotional materials, and more, Visit Jackson is your resource for planning safe and successful meetings while lowering your bottom line.

State-of-the-art Facilities and Superb Accommodations

The Jackson Convention Complex offers 330,000 square feet of meeting space, perfect to spread out and enforce safety measures in today’s current meetings climate. For smaller groups, there are also more intimate meeting spaces found at Jackson’s various hotels, as well as the unique venue options found within some of the city’s historic sites, museums, and universities, Jackson is home to an array of state-of-the-art business facilities and meeting space. After a day spent in meetings, attendees can relax and rejuvenate in spacious hotel rooms that offer all the comfort and convenience of home.

Unmatched Safety and Wellness Standards

Hotel and meeting venues throughout Jackson, Mississippi are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy atmosphere for your attendees while following CDC recommendations and guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. From wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing to reduced capacities and increased sanitizing, additional processes have been put in place to ensure the health of attendees, guests, and staff. Visit our Safer Travel page for more information.

The Two Mississippi Museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Rich History, Cultural and Culinary Offerings Abound

Educate and excite your attendees with a visit to one of Jackson’s impressive collection of museums. Explore the public art that paints the streets, giving Jackson a vibe as unique as those who walk them. Discover an abundance of outdoor activities available. And see what the buzz is all about when you sample some of the best soul food served by a list of Jackson restaurants that is constantly growing. From New Orleans-inspired dishes to Caribbean cuisine and so much more, Jackson will give your attendees a dining experience they won’t soon forget.

Ready to start planning your next meeting in Jackson, Mississippi?

Find more information at VisitJackson.com to get started or simply fill out our Visit Jackson Cvent RFP. Contact Shun Hatten, VP of Sales at 601-345-2514 for additional information on meetings incentives and availability.

About Visit Jackson
Visit Jackson is the official destination leadership organization for the city of Jackson. The bureau serves Jackson by positively impacting the city’s economy through recruitment and procurement of meetings and tourism activities.

Created in 1983, Visit Jackson acts as a quasi-independent government agency reauthorized by the state legislature and governed by an independently appointed board of directors with members representing the hotel, restaurant, attraction, art, and education sectors.

Contact: Visit Jackson VP of Sales, Shun Hatten, at shatten@visitjackson.com or 601.345.2514 for additional information.