About St. Louis

The City of St. Louis is located on the banks of the United States' mightiest river, the Mississippi. Known as the Gateway to the West, St. Louis and its metropolitan region have more than 2.5 million people living in seven counties in Missouri and five counties in the neighboring state of Illinois.

Greater St. Louis, the 18th largest metropolitan area in the United States, is home to 21 Fortune 1000 companies. It ranks 5th in the United States as headquarters location for Fortune 500 companies. The region's main industries include agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, chemicals, electrical utilities, food and beverage manufacturing, refining, research, telecommunications and transportation.

Learn more about St. Louis area activities at these web sites:

  St. Louis Entertainment
     Art Galleries
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
CityHits St. Louis
St. Louis Area Guide
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Front Page

About the Hyatt Regency &
Missouri Botanical Garden

Recently renovated, the Hyatt Regency, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, is one of downtown St. Louis' most renowned hotels. It is situated in the historic Union Station complex.

The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts the reception on Monday, May 24.

About travel to the 1999 Congress

Air travel discounts will be provided by Trans World Airlines. Visit their web site or call the TWA Convention Desk for details. 

When calling TWA, please use Profile Number V17130 when making any reservations for the World Agricultural Forum's 1999 Congress.