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Groovy Galas & Funky Functions: Your Missouri Meetings & Events Spring 2018 Regional Expo Saint Charles is the place to be!

Be there or be square! If you haven’t already registered for the 2018 Regional Expo Saint Charles, do so before it is too late! Join us April 16 and 17, 2018, at the state-of-the-art St. Charles Convention Center.

Our theme this year is “Groovy Galas & Funky Functions”— we will focus on the different aspects of event planning and preparation that ensure all attendees have a safe and positive experience.

From crisis response training to best social media marketing practices, there are many factors that affect whether your event is a far-out success or disaster-city.

As you may have experienced at our previous Expos, we have a full slate of compelling speakers, along with educational sessions, exhibitors, products, and services… all enhanced by some of the finest food and networking opportunities you’ll find in the region. You’ll meet representatives from the region’s most interesting and innovative meeting venues, hotels, resorts, destinations, and most any professional product or service provider. Monday afternoon, you’ll enjoy the chance to dialogue with them during our MEET® Business Exchange session. The fun will then continue into the evening with our special off-site reception at Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center!

As our guests attest, year after year… whenever you take part in an MM&E Expo, important business partnerships are formed, creative event ideas are built, and lasting relationships are forged!

For the full schedule visit our Expo page:

2018 Regional Expo Saint Charles Schedule

Monday, April 16, 2018
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration & Exhibitor Setup
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Education Sessions
“Event Insurance: What to do when Groovy goes Gangbusters”
“The 4 Steps to a Successful Social Media Campaign”
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm “Communication Crisis Management” (panel)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Planner reception, hosted by Saint Charles Convention Center. This event is for planners only. Food
and beverages, plus a hotel and meeting spaces tour.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Happy Hour hosted by Missouri Meetings & Events for all expo attendees.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm MEET Business Exchange networking sessions where planners can book face-to-face appointments
with up to six suppliers.
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Off-site reception at Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center with complimentary shuttle service.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and breakfast
8:00 am – 9:15 am “Value Driven Business: Authentic Leadership”
9:15 am – 10:30 am Exhibit hall open
10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Educational Sessions
“Power to the People: Power Over to Power Within”,
“Linking up on LinkedIn”,
“Your Future in Culinary Events”
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm “Human Trafficking: How to Recognize and Respond”; closing remarks; grand finale prize drawing.

To View Exhibitors Click Here!

For our Sponsors Click Here!

About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.