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May 2019 Meeting

Join NACE from 6-9 pm May 14 for networking, a great program with Kate Patay, CPCE and an exciting experience and menu at The Fitler Club, 1 S. 24th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103


People reach a conclusion about you within the first 1/10th of a second upon encountering you. They judge just as quickly when looking at an email, viewing your social media, or hearing you on the phone. In this session, Kate Patay, CPCE will cover tried and true tips to make a fabulous first impression in various settings…and how to win someone back if your first meeting wasn’t so stellar.

  • How to properly present themselves in any setting
  • The unspoken rules of etiquette in business
  • Win people over with a stellar first impression
  • Tips for your team to network and make great impressions

OUR SPEAKER: Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Chief Strategy Officer of Patay Consulting, a firm designed to help businesses and individuals discover and amplify their authentic brand and image. She is an international speaker & consultant, SEPA Advisor, SEARCH Foundation Director and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas.

Kate has been a recognized industry professional and influencer for over 20 years in many facets of special events, and has served on and advised the boards of numerous associations and organizations. She currently speaks for and coaches some of the top leaders and companies in the hospitality industry and beyond, while mentoring countless individuals, inspiring upcoming leaders and advocating for numerous charitable causes.

In 2015, she was honored with the coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council (formerly the 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 and Special Events Magazine named her as one of the Top 20 Under 40. Smart Meetings named her as one of the Top Meeting Professionals of 2017 and a Leading Inspiring Woman in 2018, as well as being awarded the Top 20 Powerful Women Achievement by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly and Top 20 Trendsetter by Meetings Today.

Kate has also been nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year and 2017 20 Under 40, 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.

She is a frequent contributor and speaker for Smart Meetings, IMEX, The Event Manager Blog, The National Association for Catering & Events, The Special Event, Catersource, The American Rental Association, Wedding International Professionals Association, The International Live Events Association, Meeting Professionals International, Wedding MBA, The Association of Bridal Consultants, The Event Planners Association and various other conferences, organizations and companies.

Thank you to our Title Sponsors:


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New Ticket Rates for 2018:
Current Member: $45.00

Non-member: $85.00, anyone who is not a current member and their organization has no current members.
Current Member’s Guest: $65.00, friends and family rate&nbsp - spouse, significant other, family member or friend can attend programs at the Member Guest rate, only if the Current Member registers and pays for the program. (This is a chapter member benefit)

COMMUNITY PARTNER: We have partnered with Coatesvile Youth Initiative to support their Coatesville Back to School Event--a book bag and school supply distribution initiative for Coatesville area students in need. Kindly bring an item below to help us support their mission:

  • Younger Students Back Pack Supply List (Grades K-5)

    1-Book Bag (Thick straps, durable, sturdy bag)

    1-Pack of Pencils

    6-small Glue Sticks

    Rounded Tip Scissors


    Pencil Box

    Crayola Crayons 24 Count

    Crayola Classic Big Markers

    2-Spiral Notebooks Wide Rule

    2- 2 Pocket Folders

    2-Pink Pearl Easers

    1-small pencil sharpener

  • Older Students Back Pack Supply List (Grades 6-12)

    1-Book Bag (Thick straps, durable, sturdy bag)

    1-Pack of Pens

    1-Pack of Pencils

    2- Highlighters

    1-3-Ring Binder (minimum of 2 inches)

    1-Pack Filler Paper

    2-Spiral Notebooks

    5- 2 Pocket Folders

    2-Pink Pearl Easers

    1-Plastic Pencil Case with zipper for binder

    Colored Pencils

  •  May 14, 2019
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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