Kate Patay

Kate Patay

Vice President of Engagement
Terramar, A DMC Network Company
Kate Patay, CPCE, vice president of engagement at Terramar, a DMC Network Company,  is a prominent industry professional known globally for unique events, strategic partnerships and impactful experiences. She speaks internationally on an array of topics, serves as the chair of the SEARCH Foundation, and is obsessed with Taylor Swift and getting a poodle.
Her list of achievements and recognition is immense, but some highlights are: The coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, the 2023 Richard Carbotti Humanitarian Award and the honor of producing the surprise and delight elements of Dreamforce.
In 2024 she was named as one of the Top 18 Most Influential Event Industry Pros in the US, while in 2023 she was awarded the Eventex Top 50 Global Event Professionals and Smart Speaker Keynote Award. 2022 brought her recognition as one of the #WomenToWatch and Influential Event Planners You Should Know.
She has also been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Who Run Events by Eventcombo, Most Inspiring #EventProf by Untethered 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.