Want to improve your next event? Looking for an event venue? Struggling to find sponsorships? Need connections in the event planning community?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event is for you! Learn about these topics and more, take away valuable information, and connect.

This event is designed to connect the event planning community, share information, and showcase event resources available in the Pine Belt. By the end of this conference we want you to have more connections, information, and tools to create the most successful event possible.

Emerge Events is excited to present this event in partnership with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hospitality and Tourism Management’s Convention Management class.


Get your tickets today! Through Friday, April 5 tickets are $75 for this day-long conference. After April 5 they are $90. Your ticket includes 3 general sessions (opening/breakfast, lunch, and closing),  3 concurrent breakout sessions, and exhibitors. Meals included! The content, connections, and information you will take away from this event will be well worth the ticket price and time away from your desk.


Do you have products or services for the local event planning community? Do you want to support an event that provides professional development to event planners and aims to connect and strengthen the overall event planning scene locally?

If so, please consider sponsoring or exhibiting at the inaugural Connect & Emerge Conference!


Fill out this survey and tell us what you would like to see at this and future events. We appreciate your feedback!