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St. Louis Lunch & Learn

December 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST

Make sure to leave room for dessert….. The award winning Ritz Carlton Culinary Team will be doing an interactive demonstration for the dessert portion of the luncheon. They will also be answering all your food and beverage questions.

Did you hear….The America Center will soon be getting an all new look. Find out what to expect out of the just announced America Center transformation.

Registration/Networking: 11:30am
Welcome  12:00pm
Lunch:  12:10pm
Interactive Dessert Presentation, food and beverage Q&A:   12:35pm
CVC Convention Center Expansion Presentation:  1:00pm
Conclusion:  1:30pm

Kitty Ratcliffe President of Explore St. Louis to present-America’s Center Next Gen – An Economic & Employment Expansion.

Kathleen Ratcliffe is the president of Explore St. Louis, responsible for the sales and marketing of St. Louis as a destination for visitors and the operations of both the Convention Center and the Dome at America’s Center. In 2006, she returned to the St. Louis CVC where she was a convention sales executive from 1985-1989.

She is a member of PCMA’s Board of Directors, serving as the Board liaison for the 2018 Education Conference Committee and in 2015-16 served as Co-Chair for the 2016 Convening Leaders Content Committee for the Vancouver meeting. Kitty has served in Board leadership positions for a number of industry organizations and is a past international Chairwoman of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and a recipient of their International Supplier of the Year Award. She has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career, including recognition by the Destination Marketing Association International for Leadership in Environmentally Responsible Tourism, and being named as one of the Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal, as a Leader of Distinction by the YWCA of Metro St. Louis, a Regional Leadership Award from the St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation, an Athena Award from the Hellenic Spirit Foundation and in October 2018 received an Apex Award from Black Meetings & Tourism.

Dedicated to growing and strengthening the economy of the St. Louis region through tourism development, she believes that St. Louis is a community on the rise.


Thank you to our sponsors!





December 18, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Ritz Carlton St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, MO
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