In the Fall 2007, Meet Me in St. Louis
January 3, 2006
Vol. 5, No.1, January 2006
A newsletter for corporate real estate executives
Pencil in October 6-10, 2007, as the dates to be at the Hyatt Regency Union Station in St. Louis, Mo., site of the Fall 2007 IAMC Professional Forum.
"We’re very excited about the opportunity to have IAMC hold its Fall 2007 Forum in St. Louis," says Jim Alexander, Vice President for Business Development at the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA). An IAMC member since 2003, he’s seen the value IAMC brings to the corporate real estate community. "To bring together the organization with some of the exciting things happening in St. Louis will be a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved," he says. Alexander also points to the prominent role played in the Forum site selection by St. Louis citizen and IAMC board member Scott Reed, site development engineer for Anheuser-Busch Companies.
"The selection of St. Louis as the host community for the Fall 2007 Professional Forum is the culmination of the efforts and hard work of many people and organizations, including RCGA and the St. Louis Visitors and Convention Bureau," says Reed. "On behalf of our entire team, we want to express our gratitude to IAMC for providing us with this opportunity to showcase our community and to highlight several of its many exciting attributes."
The exciting things going on in the St. Louis metro include the December announcement of a US$1-billion investment by DaimlerChrysler in its Fenton assembly complex, a new headquarters project from Express Scripts and an expansion at the ConocoPhillips’ Wood River refinery just across the state line in Roxana, Ill.
The Hyatt Regency Union Station is located in the mixed-use complex at the site of the 100-year-old Union Station once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Today the complex has over 90 restaurants and shops and is on the Metro Link route, St. Louis' rapid rail system.
"Our attendees will be able to board the train at the airport and be at the hotel in about 15-20 minutes," says Angel Fortenberry, IAMC director of event planning. "The Hyatt Regency recently underwent a $7-million renovation of the guest rooms and is a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award. In keeping with our tradition of selecting some of the most unique properties in the country, this hotel is another feather in IAMC's hat."