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March Education Meeting

March 7, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Hotel Saint Louis
705 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO
United States
Phone: (314) 416-2234

Engaging Conversations: Round Table Discussion
Hosted by:

Plan to join your colleagues on Thursday, March 7th, at the new Hotel Saint Louis for "Engaging Conversations: Round Table Discussions". Each table will feature one topic and be set for 8-10 people, with peer to peer discussions. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in multiple topics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Bring valuable ideas back to your organization with insight from peers

  • Hear and share best practices for areas of challenges or concern

  • Implement new policies or procedures in your organization to make your planning more strategic and efficient

Some topics already submitted for consideration:

  • Menu planning on a budget

  • Hotel Amenities, what do guests want, what are the latest and greatest amenities being offered

  • Latest tech trends for meetings

  • The art of negotiations

  • RFP do's and don'ts

  • and many more

Is there something you've been wanting to talk to your peers about, then please send your topics ideas to Elizabeth Cordes, Director of Monthly Programs, at

Don't miss this opportunity for education and collaboration on important topics you experience in your day to day work, networking, and touring this new property.

EIC_PP_Logo_Final_2019This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider Review and is pending approval for 1.25 CE credit hours..

MPI St. Louis Area Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meets the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

hotel_st._louisConveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Hotel Saint Louis is housed in the former Union Trust Building; completed by world renowned architect, Louis Sullivan in 1893. The property highlights the architectural marvel of the past yet addresses the modern amenities sought out by today's savvy travelers. The hip and historic (hipstoric) restoration is the first Marriott Autograph Collection in St. Louis!

We make a room with a view extraordinary. Our rooms are an escape from the outside world - offering 140 rooms, including 52 suites (30 with balconies) and featuring luxury spa amenities. Hotel Saint Louis offers over 8,000 sq. ft. of opulent meeting space including a ballroom to accommodate 250 and 5 flexible breakout spaces. Additional hotel amenities include The Spa at Hotel Saint Louis, Union30 Restaurant, Form Skybar and a rooftop pool.  Located at 705 Olive (7th & Olive) Hotel Saint Louis is perfectly positioned just two blocks away from America's Center and walking distance from the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium.

Interested in Being a Monthly Program Sponsor?
Would you like additional exposure within the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter? Have your logo proudly displayed (in our registration materials, via social media and at our meeting), and share a few words about your company to our membership at the podium. Contact Rob Brice for information on Monthly Program sponsorship opportunities at or (314) 719-9620.

Supplier Members have the option of sponsoring a table for $25. This is a great opportunity to capture the attention of your fellow tablemates (usually 5-6 people) and present collateral, giveaways or a brief overview of your organization. Feel free to ask attendees to join you at your table for lunch. Table Sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Are you willing to host a Meeting Planner at a Monthly Program? Are you a Meeting Planner who would like to be hosted by a Supplier? If so, we can help connect you! Contact Kaitlin Jakel, Vice President of Education for more information at or (618) 567-8868.

11:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Peer to Peer Round Table Discussion over LUnch
1:15 p.m. Tours of the New Property

$40 Members
$65 Non-Members/Guests**
Students - Call MPI St. Louis at (314) 416-2234 for rate and to register.

Walk-ins and meeting registrations not received by the cancellation deadline, March 4th, will be charged an additional $20 per registration.

**Meeting Attendance Policy: Per MPI Global all Essential Level Members or Non-Members will be limited to attending no more than two events in one fiscal year (July 1-June 30), and must pay the Essential Level/Non-Member Rate. MPI Preferred and Premier Level Members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Rate. This new policy is required for all MPI Chapters. Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's membership levels.

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