Passions of the Palate 2017
$100 – $1,000
Passions of the Palate 2017

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Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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Every spring since 2005, the Convention Management class students bring a spectacular, exclusive event to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The students work diligently all semester long to put together Passions of the Palate all while learning the fundamentals of convention and meeting management.

Over the years, Passions has grown to be one of the most anticipated events of the year due to the reputation of the special guests, the exclusivity of the event,and the generosity of our industry partners in donating exceptional packages that make this a signature event for guests who dine, stay, and play at America’s very best. Attendees to the event are presented with a tasting dinner from a five guest chefs and a silent auction filled with anything from a local artists painting to vacation packages at various New Orleans hotels.
The proceeds from the silent auction benefit the students and faculty of the Department of Economic Development & Tourism. The proceeds raised provide scholarships for students. Without Passions, our students may have missed opportunities of a lifetime. The department has sent many students to the following events:

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

New Orleans Field Trip and Hotel Tour

International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show in New York, New York

the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, Illinois

The Passions funds allowed the department to pay students travel and lodging for these trips, otherwise the students would not have been able to attend. When the event is over, the students have learned what it takes to pull together an event, and the attendees have experienced one of Hattiesburg's most sought after events.

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