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Profile: Kate Patay, CPCE

Kate Patay, CPCE, is an international speaker & consultant, NACE National Vice President, SEPA Advisor and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. She's been a recognized industry professional for nearly 20 years in many facets of special events.

In 2015 she was honored with the coveted Pacesetter Award from the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and an Esprit Award from ILEA for her work in the Green Sector of Events. In 2016, she received the Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Innovation. She was an integral part of Creative Coverings receiving Emerald Green Certification in 2012, giving them the distinct honor of being the only national linen company with this coveted eco-friendly designation.

Kate has been also nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year and Citizen of the Year in addition to being honored as not only the Most Influential Person in Northern Nevada by the Top 100 Influencers, but as the “Person to Know” by the Reno Gazette Journal, and one of the top 20 Under 40 by Special Event Magazine. Smart Meetings has named her as one of the Top 25 Industry Professionals in 2017 and she consistently is in the Top 3 #EventProfs in North America as ranked by Eventopedia.