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Marketing professionals converge on St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Regional Conference in April

ST. LOUIS — Marketing and business development professionals from the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry will converge in St. Louis for the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Missouri Valley Regional Conference on April 5 to 7.

smpslogoParticipants who will network and receive training from top professionals in the industry during this year’s three-day conference at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Attendees will be from St. Louis, Kansas City, Nebraska, Wichita and the Missouri Ozarks.

St. Louis native, Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop and Teach for America chair, is one of the conference’s keynote speakers. Clark will address conference speaking about “Customer Centered Leadership” on Thursday, April 6.

“We are extremely proud, honored and excited to have Maxine Clark speaking at this year’s SMPS Missouri Valley Regional Conference,” said Amanda Payne, MVRC co-chairman. “We feel her message will resonate among those attending the conference motivating them to enhance their knowledge of marketing trends in the industry and grow their network throughout the three-day conference.”

Also this year, MVRC welcomes Michael Geary, the CEO of SMPS, as a keynote speaker on Friday morning. He’ll speak to many SMPS members and conference attendees about the key factors of success and the future of SMPS. He will also facilitate a new Chapter Leaders Workshop for SMPS volunteers. With more than 20 years of management experience, Geary has served as president and chief executive officer at AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s trade association; the executive director of the independent American Institute of Architecture Students and the senior director for the National Association of Home Builders.

The conference also features eight MAX sessions, which are 15-minute motivational presentations, and a mix of eight breakout sessions. Evening social networking events hosted in Downtown St. Louis at HOK and Kemoll’s Top of the Met round out the conference experience.

Visit for more information about the conference regarding session topics, events going on throughout the conference and additional details.

    From the Illinois Business Journal


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