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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your products, services and facilities to a targeted audience of statewide economic developers and community/educational leaders. 

The 2015 Governor's Conference on Economic Development in St. Louis offers several opportunities for exposure with an impressive variety of special events and informative sessions. This year also marks the return of the Exhibitor's Reception on Wednesday, doubling the amount of networking time available.

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Governor's Conference on Economic Development will feature:

- Welcome Reception with Exhibitors on Wednesday and an extended exhibitor networking schedule including Wednesday, September 2, from 2 to 6 p.m.

- Guided tours of downtown technology incubators, T-Rex and Cortex

- The Annual Governor’s Awards (Thurs., Sept. 3) 

- An unique private reception on the track at Busch Stadium with Fredbird (Thurs., Sept. 3)

- Attendance prizes

2015 Itinerary


The elegant, historical St Louis Union Station Hotel will serve as the backdrop for the 2015 conference, the theme of which is “Plug into Missouri’s tech, tools and talent.” This combination of rich heritage and modern technology perfectly fuses together the storied history of the Show-Me State with the forward-thinking innovations that continue to propel the state’s economic development practices.

The 2015 Opening Speaker will be Rich McClure, Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission.

12 Breakout Sessions focused on tech, talent & tools as well as many more topics that fall under the economic development umbrella.

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