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MPISTL & HSMAI Missouri Joint Meeting

February 25, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
America's Center - Stream Stage
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO
MPI St. Louis
Phone: 314-416-2234

Lessons Learned from Events During COVID

Hosting an event over the past nine months has been a whole new experience. Hybrid, in-person, virtual only...where do you even begin? One thing is certain, in order to host meetings and events, we need to work together to offer the best opportunities for attendees and meeting hosts. Join us and our panel of hospitality professionals as they share the lessons they have learned in hosting both live events and virtual events. What worked and what didn't? What do they wish they had done differently and how to "pivot" moving forward for future events? Meeting planners and hotel professionals will share real life examples of what they have done to ensure safe meeting experiences.

This meeting will be a look at how to maximize the attendee's experience while ensuring a safe and effective meeting for all parties.

Panelists include:

  • Dale Shuter, CMP, Meetings & Exposition Manager, EASA
  • Adam Edwards, Sr. Event Planning & Internal Communications, ProSource Wholesale
  • Michael Martin, President & CEO, National Wood Flooring Association
  • Mark Wolfard, Senior Sales Manager, Lodging Hospitality Management
  • Dustin Holcumbrink, Director of Sales & Marketing, KC Marriott Downtown

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on the current situation regarding the state of hosting in-person meetings
  • Industry implementations of standards and protocols as events take place in our hospitality venues
  • Current state of live event gatherings in our community for 2021
  • A review of meeting experiences  


This session has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review and has been approved for 1.0 CE credit hour.

MPI St. Louis Area Chapter has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above-listed continuing education course, which qualifies for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC's endorsement of assessment of education quality.

$20 In-Person or Virtual
Note: Masks are required for in-person attendees.

Join us in supporting the St. Louis Area Foodbank
Foodbank-Feeding America
If attending in person:

Please bring a non-perishable item for donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Click here for a list of needed items.

If attending virtually:
Please consider donating to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

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