MAPERS Annual Conference

MAPERS has decided to cancel the 2020 annual conference scheduled for July 15-17 in Osage Beach, MO.  There will be virtual offerings instead, but staff needs time to develop those.  Updates will be posted.

Recent legislation (105.666 RSMo, SB 406) requires trustees of Missouri public employee retirement plans to attend trustee education programs provided at this conference, which is a great incentive for plan attendance.   The two evening receptions will give you the opportunity to network with Board Members and Administrative staff from many Missouri public retirement plans.

Are you a Plan Sponsor Member looking for public pension plan trustee education programs?

You’ll find them at our Annual MAPERS conferences.  Senate Bill 406 requires trustees of Missouri public employee retirement plans to attend trustee education programs which include information on topics such as:

  • Duties and responsibilities of board members
  • Ethics
  • Governance process and procedures
  • Pension plan design and administration of benefits
  • Actuarial principles
  • Investments
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Legal liability and risks
  • Sunshine law requirements
  • The role of staff and consultants in plan administration

The Annual Conference includes sessions that will help you meet these legislative requirements and is the perfect platform to learn from some of the most respected names in the public pension arena.

Are you a Corporate Member wanting to spotlight your company?  As a Conference Sponsor, you can host a conference event and distribute your company’s promotional hand-outs at the event you choose to sponsor.  Conference sponsorships are offered at five (5) levels ranging in cost from $1,000 to $5,000.

Sponsorship Incentive Levels:

  • Bronze $1,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Friday lunch.
  • Silver $1,500 – Acknowledgment on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday or Friday breakfast. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Gold $2,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday lunch. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. Option to have an informational meeting booth.
  • Platinum $2,500 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night or Thursday night reception. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Double Platinum $5,000 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night and Thursday night reception with acknowledgement on each table. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. The two evening receptions will give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Board Members and Administrative staff from many Missouri public retirement plans.

2020 MAPERS Conference Agenda

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2020 Conference Attendees

Peter Brennan
Adelante Capital Management

Mike Jackson
American Century Investments

Ed Bohnert
Bi-State Development

Brian Heuer
Bi-State Development

Allan Parker
Bi-State Development

Chris Wittenborn
Bi-State Development

Ross Ramatici
BlackRock

Mildred Pettiford
Concordia Plan Services

Tyler Acorn
EnTrust Global

Ron Shortenhaus
Fort Washington Investment Advisors

Chuck Bryant
Kennedy Capital Management

Lauren Caldwell
Kennedy Capital Management

Andrea Binkley
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Margie Bunch
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Juanita Mummert
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Charlie Hannigan
Oak Hill Advisors

Trish Oppeau
PFM Asset Management

2020 MAPERS Conference Sponsors

BlackRock, Platinum, $2500

Adelante Capital Management,  Bronze, $1000

American Century Investments, Bronze $1000

PFM Asset Management, Bronze, $1000

EnTrust Global, Bronze $1000

Conference Location & Lodging

FYI: Tan-Tar-A room reservations (@$121 plus taxes) may be made online at www.Tan-Tar-A.com (Registration code MAPE and Password MAPE) or by dialing 1-800-826-8272. Room Registration deadline is June 10, 2020.

Meals: Guests and attendees are invited to the meals and receptions at no charge.

If you have questions or require additional information, contact Kim Jourdon, Executive Director at KimJourdon@MoMAPERS.org or by phone at 573-634-3861.

Not yet a member of MAPERS?

Conference Registration

Corporate Member Registration

(i.e. Any person, firm or corporation, performing or providing professional services to a public retirement system.)

Plan Sponsor Member Registration

(i.e. Any public retirement system in the State of Missouri)

Associate Member Registration

(i.e. An affiliated organization which has an interest in public employee retirement)