Annual Convention

2019 MSCPA Annual Convention
June 20-23, 2019
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Destin, Florida

Facing the future - together

The profession is evolving and CPAs will need to respond quickly and competitively to the shifting ground. Join us to gather insights and directions that will help mold your future. General registration includes:

  • Welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday breakfast
  • Two speaker presentations approved for 2 CPE credits
  • Friday box lunch
  • Santurday beach party/volleyball ournament
  •  Saturday reception
  • Saturday dinner banquet
  •  Special entertainment

You can also register a spouse/guest, register for one of two 4-hour CPE seminars, register for activities (golf, deep sea fishing, or tennis), and register children ages 4-12 for our children's events. 

Click here to download a Convention brochure pdf that includes information on accommodations, a complete agenda, and a printable registration form.

Register Online for Convention

highway 98 construction

The Florida Department of Transportation is currently widening and improving seven miles of U.S. 98 in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, During construction, drivers should anticipate nighttime lane closures from 8:30p.m. - 5a.m., reduced speed limits, and periodic lane shifts. To avoid the most construction, guests are advised to stay on I-10 until they reach FL-293, then go through Niceville and take the Midbay bridge to Destin. Click here to download a map of the construction work with more information.

sandestin Construction

Sandestin announced in 2018 that they will build a new 250-room hotel and conference center which will be located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center where our Convention activities are held. Construction of the new Sandestin Hotel is underway with completion projected for April 2020. This new construction will affect parking for our 2019 Convention. For 2019, we highly recommend that you consider booking units in the Grand Complex or Village early for ease of convenience, as these units are in walking distance to the Baytowne Conference Center. If you choose accommodations away from the conference center, please plan to use the dedicated and resort transportation services while on property. Click here for the webcam of construction.

tram service

Sandestin offers complimentary on-property transportation throughout the resort. Trams are available to resort guests by showing a valid Sandestin amenity card (room key) or wristband. A resort map with the tram stops can be viewed here. 

Check-in/check-out updates

Click here for the updated Sandestin check-In options for the Welcome Center and The Grand Sandestin. Also, effective March 1, 2019, Sandestin has amended check-out time to 10:00 AM. Convention welcome packets can be picked up at the MSCPA registration desk located in the foyer on the second level of the Baytowne Conference Center on Thursday, June 20, from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

sandestin app

Use Sandestin's resort app to find restaurants, shops and activities, get information such as hours of operation, and track the resort trams in real-time. Click here to get the app on your android or apple device. Sandestin's website can also help with frequently asked questions and information and The Village of Baytowne Wharf's website can also connect you to an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife located on property.

2019 Exhibitors

Exhibitors will have information tables set up in the foyer of the Baytowne Conference Center. Members are encouraged to visit each exhibitor table to have their exhibitor cards stamped to be eligible for the cash prize drawing at the Saturday night dinner.

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Advantage Business Systems
A leading copier, printer and mailing systems dealership.
absms.com

Mason Williams
mwilliams@absms.com

GilsbarPRO
Fastest smartest malpractice insurance.
gilsbarpro.com

Eula Mitchell
emitchell@gilsbar.com

 

Paychex
Provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefit services.
paychex.com

Kaylyn Marcon
kmarcon@paychex.com

Lauren Martinez
lmartinez@paychex.com

 

BancorpSouth
Financial services and banking products, including a host of small business tools.
bancorpsouth.com

Joseph Moss
joseph.moss@bxs.com

HUB International Gulf South
Provides a wide array of property, risk management, life, health, and employee benefits services.
hubinternational.com

Grant Brabham
grant.brabham@hubinternational.com

Yale Murphy
yale.murphy@hubinternational.com

Renasant Private Client Services
Investing in communities to better understand the people we serve.
renasantbank.com

Natalie Arnemann
natalie.arnemann@renasant.com

BankPlus
Services and products including private banking, wealth management, and cash management.
bankplus.net

Aaron Lacey
aaronlacey@bankplus.net 

John Pearson
johnpearson@bankplus.net

 

Mississippi Federal Credit Union
A not-for-profit financial institution owned by the people who use its services.
msfcu.us

Justin Harmon
jharmon@msfcu.us

Southeastern Financial
A John Hancock Financial Network full-service firm.
southeasternfinancialpartners.com

Jason Hahn
jhahn@southeastern1.com

Randy Keng
rkeng@southeastern1.com

 

 

Brown & Brown Insurance
Independent insurance intermediary that provides a variety of insurance products.
bbinsurance.com

Kristin Spadoni
kspadoni@bb-asp.com

Mississippi State University
Adkerson School of Accountancy
business.msstate.edu

Shawn Mauldin
smauldin@business.msstate.edu

 

Trustmark
Providing banking, wealth management and insurance solutions.
trustmark.com

Tom Chambers
tchambers@trustmark.com
 

 

Community Foundation for Mississippi
Invest in meaningful change in your community.
formississippi.org

Jackie Bailey
jackie@formississippi.org

 

Ole Miss
Patterson School of Accountancy
accountancy.olemiss.edu

Jason McCormick
jason@olemiss.edu

The University of Southern Mississippi
School of Accountancy
usm.edu/business

Marv Bouillion
marvin.bouillon@usm.edu

J.T. Tisdale
james.tisdale@usm.edu

CPACharge
A payment solution designed exclusively for CPAs.
cpacharge.com

Ashton Board
aboard@affinipay.com

Heidi Rogers
heidi@cpacharge.com

Origin Bank
Banking centers & ATM locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
origin.bank

Warner Cannada
wcannada@origin.bank

Karma Williams
kwilliams@origin.bank

 

 

 

 A Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

Sponsors