SOURCE: Conference Concepts

October 21, 2008 08:00 ET

Conference ConCepts Expands Executive Team

Kat Pate, Former Marketing Event Manager at GE Fanuc, Appointed Vice President of Sales

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Conference ConCepts, Inc., a full-service professional conference and association management company providing extensive capabilities in all aspects of technical conference management, announced that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Kat Pate as Vice President of Sales. In her new role, Kat will oversee sales, sponsorship, and business development efforts related to several conferences produced by Conference ConCepts, including AdvancedTCA Summit, Micro TCA Summit, Ethernet Technology Summit, FPGA Summit, and Flash Memory Summit.

"Kat has led hundreds of successful tradeshow efforts globally," said Chip Stockton, CEO of Conference ConCepts. "She has a passion for generating enthusiasm and teamwork in the organizations she has represented, and is completely committed to providing our customers with the most value for their marketing dollars. We're delighted that she has joined Conference Concepts."

As Vice President of Sales, Kat brings to Conference ConCepts over 20 years of expertise across a broad range of Marketing disciplines, including lead generation, market research, trade show management, marketing communications, and graphic design. Her career spans a gamut of business entities from corporate organizations and national laboratories, to government agencies. Kat has a proven track record in creating strong external professional alliances among many different market segments in the commercial, communications, and government industries. Prior to Conference ConCepts, she was Marketing Event Manager at SBS Technologies/GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, where she focused primarily on global trade show management. Kat holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management/ Marketing and Communications, from University of Phoenix.

About Conference ConCepts, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Conference ConCepts is a full-service professional conference and association management company that provides extensive capabilities in all aspects of technical conference management. Conference ConCepts develops and produces events both on its own, and in partnership with associations, corporations, and publishers. The skill sets of the company's employees and contractors, representing over 200 cumulative years of experience, enables Conference ConCepts to offer clients a choice of services, ranging from assistance with a single aspect of a conference to the complete development and administration of a full-fledged "turnkey" event. For more information, visit

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