• Visit the historic Biloxi Lighthouse, a post-Katrina symbol of the city's resolve and resilience.
  • Explore Biloxi's historic landmarks like Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and President Library.
  • Enjoy sailing, fishing, or just plain relaxing on 62 miles of beaches, including the world's longest man-made beach!
  • If you're feeling lucky, want to dine in an upscale restaurant, or see headline entertainment, Biloxi's gaming has it all!

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Tuesday, April 1

5:30 p.m. WorkBoat/GSSC Mixer (Reservations Required!) Azalea C, D

Wednesday, April 2

6:00 a.m.-
10:00 a.m.
GSSC Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo! –Canceled – –Canceled –
8:00 a.m.-
12:00 noon
Registration Foyer-Camellia
9:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Board of Directors Meeting Azalea D
12:00 noon-
1:15 p.m.
Luncheon – General Session 1

Keynote: Full & Competent Shipyard Employment:  You CAN Get There from Here!
Joseph Keefe, Editor
Maritime Professional
and Maritime News
Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Camellia A
1:15 p.m.-
1:55 p.m.
Exhibitor Expo

Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Camellia A
2:00 p.m.-
3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 1

HOPE:  A New Source for Labor

Kenyen Brown, United States Attorney, Southern Alabama
Department of Justice
Magnolia E
3:00 p.m.-
3:15 p.m.
Transitional Break Foyer-Camellia
3:15 p.m.-
4:15 p.m.
Optional Session

Getting the Most Out of GSSC’s Website
How to find and use the Member Only features of the GSSC web site. A ‘must attend’ for official GSSC delegates!

Magnolia E
3:15 p.m.-
5:15 p.m.
Tour of Ingalls’ Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy – Reservation Required! Shuttle Departs from Bus Lobby at 3:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m.
Networking Social – Limited Space, Reservation Required!

6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-9:30 p.m.  Cruise seats for the cruise are taken, but space is available for dinner.

NO HEELS PLEASE! Casual dress. Deck shoes or rubber soles recommended.

Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Maritime Museum, Schooner Pier Complex
Shuttle Departs
from Bus Lobby
at 6:00 and
6:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 3

7:30 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
Registration Foyer-Camellia
7:30 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Camellia A
8:00 a.m.-
9:00 a.m.
General Session 2

Keynote:  A Time for Change
How MCEF is Meeting the Challenge

Mike Barkett, President
Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)

Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Camellia A
9:00 a.m.-
9:10 a.m.
Transitional Break
9:10 a.m.-
10:10 a.m.
Breakout Session 2

Veteran Hiring Done Right!
Mark McGruder, Manager – Talent Acquisition
Ingalls Shipbuilding

Magnolia E
10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Expo with Refreshments

Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Camellia A
11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 3

MISTA Safety Orientation and Training Program
R. Ronald Sokol – President and CEO
Safety Council Texas City (SCTC)

Magnolia E
12:05 p.m.-
1:30 p.m.
Luncheon – General Session 3 & Business Meeting

Keynote: Attracting and Retaining a New Generation of Employees
Cam Marston, Owner
Generational Insights

Door Prize Drawing – Must be present to win.

Camellia A
1:30 p.m.  Presentation of GSSC’s Navigator Award
Business Meeting

Vendor Expo Participation Drawing – Must have visited all vendors.

2:00 p.m. Adjourn