Events & Seminars

MMA offers events, seminars and conferences to manufacturers on timely topics based on recommendations from committees and member firms. Most of the workshops feature speakers from MMA member firms who have the day-to-day experience necessary to relate to Mississippi industry. These topics include, but are not limited to, issues relating to regulations and employment as well as training for supervisors.

Save the Date

MMA Legislative Reception
January 21, 2020 │ Jackson Marriott, Jackson, MS

MMA 68th Annual Convention
May 20-22, 2020 │ The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear, AL

MMA PAC Golf Tournament
October 14, 2020 │ Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Philadelphia, MS

MMA Environmental & Safety Conference and Expo
October 15-16, 2020 │ Pearl River Resort, Philadelphia, MS

Seminars & Training

Most of MMA's seminars have been approved by the Mississippi Department of Revenue and the Mississippi Community College Board for income tax credit under the Skills Training Tax Credit Program. Manufacturers who pay Mississippi income taxes and participate in MMA’s seminars can earn a 50% tax credit, not to exceed $2,500 per year, for each employee who is a Mississippi resident attending a seminar. To qualify, contact your local workforce training coordinator (download below) at least three weeks prior to the seminar, then contact MMA to register for the seminar.


Pre-registration is required for all events, seminars and conferences. Registrations may be made until the day before the event. You may register online or by phone, fax, email or mail. To register online, you must sign in with your username and password, or create an account.


Confirmations will be sent to all registrants prior to the scheduled event. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Barbara Hopkins at These confirmations ensure your registration has been received and also serve as a reminder.


Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled date in order to receive a full refund. Registrants who do not cancel 48 hours in advance are responsible for the full registration fee; however, all handout materials will be made available upon request.


Registrants who fail to show up for an event, seminar or conference and do not send a replacement will be responsible for the full registration fee.


Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the beginning of the event, seminar or conference.

MMA Cancellation/Rescheduling/Change of Venue

Occasionally, MMA must cancel an event. All registrants will be notified in advance, and the total cost of the event, seminar or conference will be refunded to those who have already paid. If MMA is forced to reschedule an event or change the location, all registrants will be notified in advance and given the opportunity to transfer their registrations to the new time and/or place, or request a full refund.

More Information

Please contact Barbara Hopkins at or (601) 292-1125.


The hotels below offer discounted rates for those attending MMA seminars in the Jackson, MS area.

Cabot Lodge Millsaps*

2375 N State Street, Jackson
601-326-8533 or 601-948-8650
Corporate Rate: $99 per night 
Code: MS Manufacturers Association 

*Effective through December 31, 2019. Rates do not include taxes. Blackout dates may apply and group rates may vary. Hotels are not endorsed by MMA.