Gala Emcee


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Gala Emcee - Kate Patay



Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Chief Strategy Officer of Patay Consulting, a firm designed to help businesses and individuals identify and amplify their unique brand and voice. She is an international speaker & event consultant, SEARCH Foundation Chairwoman and ambassador for Meetings Mean Business. 

Kate has been a recognized industry professional, brand ambassador and leader for over 20 years in many facets of live events, and has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations. She currently develops and implements strategies for top leaders, companies and events in our industry and beyond.

Her list of achievements and recognition is immense, but some highlights are: The coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, the Event Solutions Spotlight Award and the NACE Icon Award.

In 2021 she was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Who Run Events by Eventcombo and a Top 20 #EventProfs by Cvent; 2020 brought her praise as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Global Events by Eventex, one of the Top 14 Global Changemakers by Meetings Today and a 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.


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