We can't wait to gather with you at MSSA's Annual Trade Show and Meeting at the Beau Rivage Resort + Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 26-29, 2023. 

SignConnexion is a networking super-center of the people and businesses that are important in your industry. Where people are looking to do business, there will always be an opportunity to grow your own. Walk the exhibit hall floor from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 29th to see new technologies and equipment. The sign industry is always advancing and our exhibit booths are secured by the best vendors in the industry.

MSSA is proud to offer FREE exhibit hall entry to sign company attendees, allowing a face-to-face interaction with tabletop exhibitors that will help influence how your business develops over the years.



Member Sign Company Registration | $149
($179 after July 5th)


  • All Networking Receptions (excluding Saturday's Walk The Plank Pirate Party + Auction)
  • Friday's Keynote Presentation & Awards Dinner
  • Access to Saturday's Exhibit Hall with lunch provided
  • Educational and Informative Workshops





Beau Rivage | Biloxi, MS
Reservation Deadline | Wednesday, July 5 
Hotel Rate $155 Tuesday-Thursday  | $185 Friday-Saturday | $15 Daily Resort Fee
Self-Parking and Valet available free of charge







HIGHLIGHTS - Not included with registration. Extra fee required. 


Crane Certification, American Crane Operators

OSHA-recognized NCCER Boom Truck Certification. The program is all-inclusive (prep and all exams) and can be completed in 2 days. Lunch is included both days. General SignConnexion registration will apply.

“We are a small, family/veteran owned, company and we’ve certified more than 5,000 crane operators. Our success rate for Sign Builders is above 95% with an overall success rate of 90%.”  – American Crane Operators

Day 1

8 am

Introduction and photos for ID

9 am – 12 pm

General Knowledge Presentation

12 pm – 12:30 pm


1:30 pm – 3 pm

General Knowledge practice exam and review

3 pm – until

Open Crane Practice

 Day 2

8 am – 9 am

Practice General Knowledge exam

9 am – 10 am

Load chart introduction

10 am – 12 pm

Load Chart Practice Exam

12 pm – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - until

Computer-based written exams / practical exam on crane


Veteran's Volunteer Project, Biloxi National Cemetery

Giving back to our veterans is an important and valued part of MSSA's mission. Spend time Friday morning, volunteering at Biloxi National Cemetery - Veterans Affairs; helping maintain and beautify the hallowed grounds. Bus transportation will be available to and from the hotel. Before heading back, the group will enjoy lunch out.


Elvis Davis Golf Classic, Shell Landing Golf Club

It's time to tee off! Start your Friday morning off right and join us for a whole lot of fun, golfing with your peers in the Elvis Davis Golf Classic at Shell Landing Golf Club.  There is sure to be some entertaining shots and plenty of laughs!  Shotgun start at 8:00 am. Bus transportation will be available to and from the hotel. Lunch provided.  


Scholarship Auction + Walk the Plank Pirate Party, Beau Rivage Pool Deck + Outdoor Patio (weather permitting)

You don't want to miss the most rewarding and best party of the year! The auction always highlights a few friendly bidding wars and the eagerness of MSSA members to donate and participate.  Being part of such a fun and successful night just reaffirms that we have the best members in the industry!  After the auction, the party doesn't stop or you might just have to walk the plank!  The night will be full of pirate-themed fun! 


Travel INFO

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Airport Phone: 
Hotel direction: 23 miles to resort
From the airport: 
  • This hotel does not provide a shuttle service. 
  • Estimated Uber fare: $35 - $40 (one way) 



Children under 12 years old receive free attendee registration. However, registration is separate for the Elvis Davis Golf Classic, Veterans Volunteer Outing and/or Saturday Evening Event and Live Scholarship auction.


Late / Cancellation Policy

Registration after July 5th will incur a $30 late fee. The room block will fill quickly so book your stay as soon as possible to stay on location. Registration cancellations are accepted until July 5th with a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds for any cancellations. 


If handicap services or dietary restrictions are needed, contact MSSA: (662) 401-8113