May 7, 2001 8:13 PM

The annual Southern Gaming Summit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is expected to draw more than 5,000 gaming executives, analysts and members of the press when it convenes Wednesday.

The two-day conference, the industry's largest outside Las Vegas, will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

Scheduled speakers include: Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, Mandalay Resort Group President and CFO Glenn Schaeffer, Harrah's Entertainment Chairman and CEO Phil Satre and MGM-Mirage Vice Chairman Daniel Wade.

The exhibit portion of the show will feature some 140 manufacturers and vendors to the industry.