Kate Thompson - Associate Regional Vice President
Kate joined HelmsBriscoe after more than ten years in the travel and event management industries. Starting her career in the retail and business travel sectors, Kate then went on to work at the senior management level for two of the top event management agencies in the UK. She has exceptional experience in the project management of a variety of meetings ranging from 10 to 15,000 delegates at various venues worldwide. Her broad spectrum of experience ranges from project managing conferences, product launches, medical meetings, congresses, exhibitions, and more. Having worked for many blue-chip Clients, she has excellent experience within the following sectors: automotive, corporate, financial, pharmaceutical, government, IT and communications.
Kate is also a seasoned traveler, having lived in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the US. She has also traveled extensively throughout her career and has considerable destination and product knowledge. This, combined with a professional attitude, the ability to strive to continually exceed Client expectations, strong negotiation skills, and friendly nature, makes for a truly winning combination. Kate is passionate about working for HelmsBriscoe, as it provides her with the ability to tap into the company's unparalleled global collective knowledge and phenomenal buying power, further benefiting her Clients. Kate was a recipient of HelmsBriscoe's Rookie of the Year award in 2008 and the prestigious President's Club award (2011-2017). In 2010 and 2011, Hilton Worldwide also recognized Kate as their Highest International Producer from HelmsBriscoe for Hilton Hotels.