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Pat Schaumann
Manager/Consultant, Life Sciences Development at McVeigh Global Meetings & Events


Pat is the Director of Life Science Development at MGME and Founder and Manager of the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program for MPI.  She also founded the MPI MD special interest community for MPI and served as Director.

Pat is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, 5th   Edition which is the resource for the HMCC and author of “MPI CMP Healthcare Training Manual, a resource book for the Event Industry Council’s CMP-HC certification program.  She is also the Executive Editor of  “The Guide to Successful Destination Management”. Pat is a contributing editor to 5 editions of the CIC Manual. 

She has served as an adjunct Professor at 4 universities and currently Co-chairs the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board at St. Louis University’s School of Professional Studies and serves on the Advisory Board of Hospitality and Sports Marketing at the University of Missouri..

The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program was designed by Pat and currently has 2,200 recipients representing 16 countries. 

Pat was recently named by Meetings Today as on the 2016 Meetings Trendsetters and was again named One of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry 2017.  She was recently recognized, for the third time, by Successful Meetings magazine as One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry. Her honors include being named the first recipient of the International Destination Management Professional of the Year by ADME International, named as One of the Magnificent 7 in the Global Hospitality Industry and was most recently named as One of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by the St. Louis Business Journal.   Pat was also selected as Meeting Professional of the Year by the MPI-St. Louis Chapter and Event Professional of the Year by ISES-Missouri Chapter.

She is proud of her impact and roots within the Hospitality Industry.   She is past president of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), St. Louis Chapter, Founder and Past President of the International Special Event Society (ISES-Missouri Chapter) and Past President of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME).

Agenda Sessions

  • Overcome Key Challenges in Specific Meeting Types