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August 9, 2024 Education Meeting

August 9, 2024
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Westin St. Louis
811 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO
MPI St. Louis
Phone: 314-416-2234

Navigating Today's Pinch Points in Meetings & Events
Nicole Coon, CMP

Join us in this dynamic and interactive education session where you take the reins! Learn about the most critical pinch points faced in today's meetings and events - the issues that matter most to you. Come ready to engage, discuss, and share. Participants will have the opportunity for collaborative discussions to gain valuable strategies to enhance their event planning and management proficiency.

Cast your vote here for the topics you want to discuss the most! The top four topics will be discussed/presented. The four that didn't make the cut won't be discussed during the session but will be available in the slide deck to any participant following the meeting.

Topic choices include:

  • Meeting/Event Design
  • Project Management
  • Efficiencies
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting/Financial Management
  • Delegation/Directing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Sponsorship/Partnerships

Nicole Coon is a dynamic and accomplished certified meeting professional with over a decade of experience planning a variety of meetings and events. With a strong focus on detail-oriented execution and strategic planning, Nicole has established herself as a leader adept at fostering collaboration and ensuring seamless event logistics within various budget constraints. Nicole is skilled at developing and nurturing relationships with stakeholders and vendors, ensuring efficient resource management and financial diligence. She has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results, even within fast-paced and demanding environments, and is dedicated to driving strategic growth and development.

Having served as the MPI Minnesota Chapter President and currently holding a position on the board of directors, Nicole brings a wealth of practical knowledge and insights to the table. Her academic foundation includes a bachelor's degree from NDSU, additionally, as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), she demonstrates her commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and expertise in the field.

With over 10 years of planning experience, Nicole launched her business: Greet. Offering planning, facilitation, and development services to organizations. In addition, she continues to serve the industry as Director of Sales & Marketing at Event Lab, a Minneapolis based event design, decor, and destination provider.

EIC_PP_Logo_Final_2019This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council (EIC) for CMP Preferred Provider review for 1.0 credit hours. MPI St. Louis Area Chapter has been approved by the Events Industry Council 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 or assessment of education quality.

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The Westin St. Louis features 263 oversize modern loft-style rooms and suites. Experience inspired events, marked with brand-leading personalized service. Whether in town for business or leisure, The Westin St. Louis is at the heart of St. Louis and all it has to offer. Positioned in historic Cupples Station, we are right across the street from Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, and Ballpark Village. Nearby is the Gateway Arch, the Federal Courthouse, and other top attractions. Located within the business hub of Downtown St. Louis, we are also just blocks from Enterprise Center, America's Center (Convention Center), Edward Jones Dome, and Washington Avenue. While you visit, escape and explore the city's many attractions and neighborhoods, easily accessed via the MetroLink light rail system with a stop just outside our door.

Friday, August 9, 2024
11:30 am Registration & Networking
11:45 am Lunch & Program
1:00 pm Event Concludes

The Westin St. Louis, Promenade Ballroom
811 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

$45 Members**
$65 Non-Members/Guests
Students - Call MPI St. Louis at (314) 416-2234 for rate and to register.

**MPISTL Members: Due to an issue with the system, in order to receive the Member Rate, multiple members cannot be registered on the same registration - they will need to register separately. To register as a group, please contact the MPISTL Office at (314) 416-2234 or

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