Tuesday, May 20, 8am Breakfast
Looking for some novel ideas to make your next event more memorable? Join Expo emcee Jillian Richardson at this creative session on combining food, décor and inspired design to add extra life to the party and take the guest experience to a higher level.
Malissa Cloven of Vivant Entertainment shows you how to “bring food alive” with the help of wearable serving displays, strolling tables and more. Catering and hospitality veteran Dana Jones explains ways to add punch to events large and small using creative food and beverage concepts, design, and planning.
Come benefit from our presenters’ 70-plus years of combined hospitality and entertainment experience. This session is sure to inspire fresh and engaging ideas for your next meeting or event.
Malissa Cloven is owner of St. Louis-based Vivant Entertainment, which specializes in embellishing events with themed and costumed characters, aerialists, “living statues,” strolling tables, and other interactive performers. Vivant’s entertainers work with eclectic light, color, display and costume creations to make events stand out.
Hospitality and catering expert Dana Jones currently serves as managing trustee for the Sappington House Foundation and Library of Americana Trust in St. Louis. He has been intimately involved in promoting the historic 1808 Thomas Sappington House as a unique meeting and event destination. Jones has more than 30 years of experience in hotel and resort management, culinary services, cruise ship operations and special events.