Southern Legislative Conference Convenes in St. Louis

Thursday July 19, 2018

By Explore St. Louis Guest

For more information, contact:

 Anthony Paraino at 314-992-0654


Nation’s largest regional meeting for state legislators coming to St. Louis this summer

 ST. LOUIS (July 19, 2018) – State legislators and policy experts from across 15 Southern states will gather in St. Louis and the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch (July 21-25, 2018) for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).

“We are honored to host the premier public policy forum for Southern state legislatures, and we look forward to extending plenty of St. Louis hospitality to these policymakers during their stay” said Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, President of Explore St. Louis. “Not only is the Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference an important and prestigious event, this gathering will have a strong economic impact for our region.”

The meeting will generate nearly $2.1 million in direct spending for the St. Louis area with an estimated room demand of 2,900 hotel room nights that includes rooms at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch and Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Brentwood. Approximately 1,300 legislators, staff and guests will attend the four-day conference that will offer attendees and their guests access to some of St. Louis’ most popular attractions, as well as special events planned for Ballpark Village and the acclaimed Saint Louis Zoo.

Focusing on both existing and emerging state government innovations and solutions, the SLC Annual Meeting provides policy makers diverse opportunities to engage regional and national policy experts about the issues that matter most to them and their constituents. Of equal importance, the meetings allow state government officials to share their knowledge and experience with colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities.

About the Southern Legislative Conference

Established in 1947, the Southern Legislative Conference is a non-partisan, member-driven organization comprising presiding officers and key legislators from 15 Southern states, and is the largest of four regional conferences of The Council of State Governments.

About Explore St. Louis

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.

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