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Enhance Your Organization's Opportunities at the MEC Annual Meeting on April 12!

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Join over two thousand business, community, and educational leaders at the MEC Annual Meeting, held on April 12, 2018, at the Jackson Convention Complex!

 Read below for more details and a full agenda!

MEC Annual Meeting 2018 Agenda

8:30am - Registration
9:00am-11:30am - Annual Meeting Morning Sessions

Mississippi Tech & Innovation

The MEC Annual Meeting will begin the day with a panel of top leaders in technology
and innovation from across Mississippi discussing top trends, developments, and
practices to enhance learning and productivity in workplaces around the state.

Workforce Training That Works

Our second session will feature a conversation on how to better equip your workforce
for the needs of today. Officials from diverse sectors of business and manufacturing
will discuss how they are making the workplace more efficient and how you can
enhance your workforce with training that can pay dividends.

11:45am - Luncheon

  • William Yates III, 2017-2018 MEC Chair, President/CEO, Yates Construction
  • Dan Rollins, 2018-2019 MEC Chair, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer - BancorpSouth
  • Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys


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International Ballet Competition: What it Means to Mississippi
Spotlight & Special Performance

Every four years, Jackson hosts the International Ballet Competition. The impact of this premier event is tremendous for Mississippi, as Jackson is the only city in the United States to host IBC. Members of Ballet Mississippi will provide a special performance.


Mona Nicholas -
Executive Director,
International Ballet Competition

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Keynote by Peyton Holland

Peyton Holland focuses on Next Generation Workforce, the Skills Gap and Mentorship. He presents research and recommendations for creating a sustainable workforce by developing a culture of mentorship, training and student outreach.

Whether it is a master's degree recipient or a master craftsman, Peyton's mission is to remind people of the value of skilled labor and its necessity. Empowering students to explore their passions with their hands and their mind can transform education and the economic fabric of our country.

Since 2009, Peyton has served as Executive Director of SkillsUSA, whose mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens.


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9:00am-11:30am - STAR Student/Teacher Education Celebration

STAR Students and STAR Teachers from across Mississippi will convene at the 69th Annual Meeting for the "Think.Grow.Succeed." awards ceremony.




Corporate - $4,200

  • CEO seat at the head table for top business leaders and elected officials
  • Table of 10 in a priority location at the luncheon
  • CEO’s photo, name/title, and company will scroll on large screens at luncheon
  • Company logo displayed on prominent back page location of the 2017/2018 MEC Annual Report
  • Company logo will scroll on large screens at luncheon and on flat screens in lobby
  • Company booth space along Corporate Row area in lobby
  • Reserved sign with company logo on luncheon table
  • Discounts for additional tables

Leadership - $1,800

  • Table of 8 at the luncheon
  • Company logo displayed inside back cover of the 2017/2018 MEC Annual Report
  • Company logo will scroll on large screens at luncheon
  • Reserved sign with company name on luncheon table
  • Discounts for additional tables

Supporter - $900

  • 3 seats in open seating area at luncheon
  • Company name listed in 2017/2018 MEC Annual Report

Entrepreneur - $300

Intended for businesses with fewer than 10 employees, government, and non-profit organizations

  • 1 seat in open seating area at luncheon
  • Company name listed in 2017/2018 MEC Annual Report

Individual Registrations

$78 - per person for attendees from MEC Member firms
$90 - per person for attendees from Non-MEC Member Firms

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