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 Export to Your Calendar 5/16/2017
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton (previously Holiday Inn Perimeter)
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Brookhaven, Georgia  30341
United States

Online registration is available until: 5/11/2017
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MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

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Session Information: Forecasting Trends & Social Media's Influence on Meeting & Event Decor

Kate Patay, CPCE

Chief Brand Officer, Creative Coverings

Vice President, National Association for Catering & Events

Faculty Lecturer, The International School of Hospitality

Director, SEARCH Foundation

Advisor, Student Event Planners Association


Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Chief Brand Officer of Creative Coverings Specialty Linens, NACE National Vice President, SEARCH Foundation Director, 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 ISES 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.


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Thank you Annual Shining Star Award Sponsor:


10:30am - 11:00am: Member Orientation
11:00am - 11:45am: Registration & Networking
11:45am - 1:30pm: Program

Registration Fees:

Before 5:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017
Early Bird MPI Georgia Member - $45
Early Bird MPI Georgia Non Member - $70

After 5:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 thru 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017
MPI Georgia Member - $55
MPI Georgia Non Member - $80

Student Rates
MPI Georgia Student Member - $20
MPI Georgia Student Non Member - $30

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Please register before this time to ensure that we have space for you!

All cancellations must be received 48 business hours in advance in order to receive a refund.

Onsite Fees
Please note that MPI Georgia charges an additional $5 onsite fee for any registrations completed after the close of online pre-registration for the event.


If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 11. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.


If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change before 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 11 to After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

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