Janice Jefferson, Director of Sales for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, announced that this annual gathering of media and golf industry executives will be held May 20-23, 2018 at the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. The announcement was made at the 27th edition of the ING Spring Conference on May 23 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.
The non-profit, media-based International Network of Golf conducts the conference, which features product testing, educational workshops, golf tournaments and numerous networking sessions. ING is “where media connects with the golf industry.”
“The Mississippi Gulf Coast has an exciting array of attractions, fun-filled casino resorts, award winning restaurants, challenging charter fishing and championship golf courses designed by the greats, like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Davis Love III,” said Craig Mackay, Sports Development Manager for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. “The Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast team is excited to showcase our 62 miles of uninterrupted shoreline and 26 miles of man-made beaches to the International Network of Golf. Our gaming and nightlife offerings, outdoor adventures, incredible culinary options and authentic spirit will leave you feeling connected to our coastal way of life. You don’t want to miss this conference and we look forward to seeing you on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!”
Two golf courses will be utilized during the ING Spring Conference. Shell Landing is a Davis Love design that made Golf Digest’s America’s Top New Courses list when it opened in 2002. It will host the Demo Lab and Monday golf tournaments. The Oaks Golf Club, nestled amongst majestic timberlands and native wetlands, will host the Durland Cup on Wednesday.
This will be the second trip for ING to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The ING Fall Forum was held in Biloxi 14 years ago.
“Our conference attendees should be prepared for a real taste of southern hospitality in a beautiful setting,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “The folks I have worked with are proud of their area and are looking forward to showing off all the region has to offer to a group like ours.”
For its 28th Annual Conference, ING is planning an extensive schedule, including the ever-popular One-On-One Appointment Show, the Demo Lab, golf tournaments and all the educational and networking sessions ING is known for.
Also returning after a successful debut this year is ING Talks, a series of 15-minute presentations by speakers who share information and tips on a variety of subjects that can be useful to attendees in their careers and businesses.
For more information about ING, visit www.inggolf.com.