March 2019 NACE Luncheon

March 13, 2019
11:30 AM PDT to 1:30 PM PDT
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Lawry's Prime Rib
4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89169
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NACE Las Vegas invites you to join us for lunch on, Wed, March 13, 2019 (1130am-130pm) at Lawry's ~ Las Vegas to learn tips on how to make a "Fabulous First Impression"

“First Impressions” presented by Kate Patay, CPCE

People reach a conclusion about you within the first 1/10th of a second upon encountering you. They judge just as quickly when looking at an email or hearing you on the phone.

In this session, Kate will cover tried and true tips to make a fabulous first impression.

-How to properly present themselves in any setting

-The unspoken rules of etiquette in business

-Win people over with a stellar first impression

Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Chief Strategy Officer of Patay Consulting, a firm designed to help businesses and individuals discover and amplify their authentic brand and image. She is an international speaker & consultant, SEPA Advisor, SEARCH Foundation Director and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. 

Kate has been a recognized industry professional and influencer for over 20 years in many facets of special events, and has served on and advised the boards of numerous associations and organizations. She currently speaks for and coaches some of the top leaders and companies in the hospitality industry and beyond, while mentoring countless individuals, inspiring upcoming leaders and advocating for numerous charitable causes.

In 2015 she was honored with the coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council (formerly the CIC) and an Esprit Award from ILEA for her work in the Green Sector of Events. In 2016 she received the Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Innovation and Special Events Magazine named her as one of the Top 20 Under 40. Smart Meetings named her as one of the Top Meeting Professionals of 2017 and a Leading Inspiring Woman in 2018, as well as being awarded the Top 20 Powerful Women Achievement by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly and Top 20 Trendsetter by Meetings Today.

Kate has also been nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year and 2017 20 Under 40, 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.

Enjoy the beautiful Art Deco design, exceptional service and unique menu.

At Lawry’s in Vegas, rich traditions, warm hospitality and award-winning food make for a sure bet since 1997.

3 course plated luncheon with vegan menu also available

Walk In's Are Welcome: at the registration desk on the day of the event

Parking info: onsite parking available



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$40.00 NACE Members
$50.00 after 12:00 am March 10

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 12:00 am March 10

$35.00 Student Member - Student ID is required
$45.00 after 12:00 am March 10

$5.00 Raffle tickets (6 tickets for $5.00) Each set of tickets purchased online you will get one free set at the door. For example you purchase 6 tickets at $5.00 online you get 12 tickets at the door.

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4:00 PM PDT to 6:00 PM PDT

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