Missouri Meetings & Events 2012 Kansas City Regional Expo
September 17-18, 2012
Patti Gaughan, owner of Meeting Management & Consulting, LLC, in Kansas City has worked as a meeting planner for close to 25 years and has worked as an independent meeting planner since 1997. She has worked in many facets of the meetings industry and continues to develop her in-depth and vast body of experience. Patti has managed meetings, events and tradeshows for both associations and corporations. Her strong association management and marketing background provide her with a special level of expertise that benefits all her clients. Patti recently added two more international meetings to her repertoire. Her client list ranges from small associations to large fortune 500 companies and includes companies like Kansas City Life Insurance, Bayer CropScience, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals and the Business Technology Association. It also includes meeting supplier organizations such as Pryor Resources and Five Star Speakers.
Guaughan earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1995 and maintains her CMP renewals on a regular basis. She is well-known and respected within the Kansas City meetings industry, staying active with industry organizations and working with the KCMPI CMP study groups. She is also an active member and a chapter leader of the Kansas City Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. This past spring she was recognized as a 20-year member. Past KCMPI honors also include the Program of the Year Award, the President’s Award, the Planner of the Year and the Board Brilliance, along with several scholarships. Patti has also received recognition at the international level as an honorable mention recipient of MPI’s Global Paragon Award recognizing excellence in meeting planning. She is frequently called upon by Missouri Meetings and Events to contribute to articles and speak at events. She has also presented at KCMPI and KCSAE events.
Meetings & Events 101
Tuesday, September 18 from 10:30pm – 11:30pm
You know the basics of meeting planning – but you really know how to implement your planning process effectively and efficiently? This fast-paced, interactive session will help you better understand the fundamentals of meeting and event planning. Learn the tips and tools necessary to save you and your organization both time and money. You’ll leave this session with resources that will make your job easier and help you achieve personal and professional success.