Missouri Meetings & Events Expo Preview: Plan It Healthy: Your Missouri Meetings & Events Spring 2016 St. Louis Regional Expo is the place to be!


Mark a prominent spot on your calendar for the next MM&E St. Louis Regional Expo! Be sure to join us May 23 and 24, 2016, at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis at 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. in Chesterfield, Mo.

Our theme is “Plan It Healthy,” reflecting how we all strive to do business in a way that’s best for our clients, our companies and our world.

As is our custom, we’ll offer an intriguing lineup of speakers, educational sessions, exhibitors, products and services… all infused with some of the best food and networking opportunities you will find in St. Louis. You’ll meet representatives from the region’s most interesting and innovative meeting venues, hotels, resorts, destinations, and professional service providers. You’ll even have the chance to interface with them one-on-one during our MEET® Business Exchange networking session on Monday evening.

Our guests can attest… Whenever you take part in an MM&E Expo, important business partnerships are formed, creative event ideas are forged, and lasting relationships are built!


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Luncheon Keynote Speaker, May 24, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

David Peckinpaugh 2015David Peckinpaugh CMP
The health of the meeting industry: National and international trends, forecasts, projections for growth

As president of Maritz Travel Co., David Peckinpaugh leads one of the largest meeting, event and incentive travel management companies in the world. He manages a team of more than 1,500 employees who oversee client programs combining the art of motivation with the science of technology to develop experiential events that deliver targeted business results.
Peckinpaugh’s career includes more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, in sales and marketing roles at Denver, San Diego, Long Beach and Las Vegas hotels.

Breakfast general session panel, May 24, 8 :00 am

SLBTASt. Louis Business Travel Association
Do the past 30 years forecast the future?

As the St. Louis Business Travel Association celebrates its 30th anniversary, the organization looks back on three decades of world events and analyzes how yesterday’s happenings are driving today’s – and tomorrow’s – hospitality, meeting, and travel industries. Session features a panel of past STLBTA presidents and members including Sam Visintine, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, and Jack O’Neill.


Breakout session, May 24, 10:30 am

Gayle Rose Marilyn Disch MDGayle Rose and Marilyn Disch MD
Trending healthy: Incorporating best health practices into your events

In this wellness-focused session, you’ll be inspired to plan event offerings around healthier food options that attendees will embrace. Learn how to incorporate wellness into engaging and productivity-boosting meeting content. Build your competitive advantage as you discover the biggest trends in health and wellness, such as clean eating, plant-based diets, walking meetings, meditation, health coaching partnerships, and stand-up desks. Gain tips and insights to put to immediate professional use, and improve your own health along the way.



SherryFarmer_cropSherry Farmer, MM&E Expo emcee

Sherry Farmer has had an extensive career serving as local media talent and working as a community outreachspecialist. She has expertise in community relations, social media, marketing, promotions, and public speaking.





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