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Coastal Mississippi Wins 2020 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award 

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 13, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, presented by the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. Since the award’s creation in 2001, this is the eighth time that Coastal Mississippi has received this award and it is one of only 16 total winners in the state of Mississippi.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Coastal Mississippi has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher, Ashleigh Osborne. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Coastal Mississippi indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

“We are truly honored to receive such a prestigious award. The meetings industry has faced formidable challenges this year, and it is an industry that greatly impacts Coastal Mississippi’s economy. Moving forward, as leaders in the meetings and conventions industry, our destination aims to provide the most advanced technological platforms, to ensure that we are at the forefront of meetings and convention innovation,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “As our partners, residents and visitors continue their commitment to keeping our community healthy by following recommended safety protocols, we look forward to welcoming meetings and convention groups back to The Secret Coast and offering the safest, most enjoyable experience for all attendees. From over 400,000 state-of-the-art square feet of meeting space at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, to casino resorts, hotels, event venues, and several upcoming first-class developments across the three coastal counties, Coastal Mississippi offers an exceptional array of versatile meetings and event spaces for groups of all sizes,” Segarra said. 

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Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.
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