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Two prominent NACE members are featured in the current issue of Smart Meetings Magazine.
NACE Vice President Kate Patay, CPCE, chief brand officer for Creative Coverings, in Reno, NV was quoted for her expertise on design trends in the meeting industry.
"Patay has seen a rise in the popularity of luxury linens and branding with colorful cloths. One common design element is the use of linens in team building,” according to the article. "Patay says that linen patterns with a new take on geometric designs and ikat are trending, along with neutral hues, other than blacks or browns.”
The article also cited Kevin Dana, director of product development for Cort Event Furnishings, a longtime NACE partner
“There's an overall aversion to boring meetings that don't inspire attendees,” Dana, “meeting planners have to be more creative in how they create spaces that incorporate technology and still take into account the human experience with furnishings that invite guests to relax and be open to learning and connections.”
In the same issue of the magazine, Patay was named one of the Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings for 2017.