Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Chief Strategy Officer of Patay Consulting, a firm designed to help businesses and individuals find their unique brand and voice. She is an international speaker & consultant, SEARCH Foundation Chairwoman and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. She’s been a recognized industry professional, ambassador and influencer for over 20 years in many facets of special events, and has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations. She currently speaks for and coaches some of the top leaders and companies in our industry and beyond.
Her list of achievements and awards is immense, so some highlights are: The coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, the Event Solutions Spotlight Award and numerous NACE, ILEA and other organizational recognitions.
She was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in global events and a 2020 Top 99 Keynote Speaker by Hubilo. Smart Meetings named her as one of the Top 25 Industry Professionals in 2017, a Top Visionary in 2018, and added her to their Hall of Fame in 2019.