“I have known Katrin for around 10 years, latterly in her role as DAC EMEA conference administrator for 5 years .During this period Katrin’s role has been to manage and administer all aspects of ten DAC EMEA conferences at various locations around Europe. This role includes a variety of tasks including, conference logistics planning, contract and logistics liaison with suppliers, delegate registrations, conference reception desk, supplier master bill reconciliation, plus a myriad of other jobs that are needed to ensure conferences run smoothly.
Katrin’s ability to communicate fluently in three languages, English, German and French has meant that at any location she has been able to fulfill the above tasks ably. She is always enthusiastic and efficient when going about her work and ensures that the ‘detail‘ is covered in meticulous fashion, especially when dealing with suppliers to ensure our costs are minimized.Overall Katrin is an asset to any business with her wide ranging experience, diligent attitude and friendly manner.”
Roger HolmesUK Product Manager CPE - British Telecom
“I know Katrin since about 10 years in her role as administrator of the DAC EMEA.She did mainly organize the DAC conference that has around 250 delegates and is run twice a year. The conference was always very well organized and we were able to rely on Katrin for the whole organization of the event and even more. She was paying a special attention to insure that the costs were not over the budget and the financial possibilities of the organization.In my role of Chairman of the DAC Executive Forum I was also having Katrin as assistant in order to assist me to prepare and run the event. She was acting like my personal assistant for this particular event and did provide all the services that I needed in a perfect way.Katrin is a very professional person, open and friendly. Speaking fluently German, French and English, she is very efficient and does understand very quickly the business needs and does address them fulfilling all the expectations.I can only recommend Katrin if you need to organize such conferences or event. ”
Christian VorletDirector Central Services – Connectis Communications
“I have had the pleasure of working with Katrin for 10 years in various roles and capacities. (…)
From 2000 through 2004 Katrin was my personal assistant and during this period Katrin also took on responsibility for
organizing a twice yearly major customer conference known as the Eurodac. The conference rotates each time around major European cities and requires detailed budgetary planning to host and entertain up to 300 delegates.
Following Katrin’s involvement the event was successfully transformed into a self financing operation, actually returning a bottom line profit which was used to fund customer entertainment at the following event.
Katrin also took personal responsibility to liase directly with Conference Hotel personnel and proved to be an extremely diligent negotiator on obtaining competitive pricing for room and event conference facilities.
Katrin’s management of this conference was viewed very highly by the event organizing team that she was requested to continue in this capacity on a self employed basis following her departure from Nortel employment in 2004.
In summary I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Katrin Patzold for conference and event management , she will deliver a compelling and extremely professional event and on budget.”
Ian Train (Leader Enterprise Service Sales Europe – Nortel)
Ian TrainLeader Enterprise Service Sales Europe – Nortel
“We are writing in acknowledgement of the service and support Katrin Patzold has provided me during her time of employment with the DAC EMEA conference. For many years she has been an invaluable asset to us in providing support in the planning and execution of this complex conference covering the EMEA region with over 250 active members, spanning much of Europe (France, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom and others).
This function has always been performed at the highest of standards interfacing with, and supporting, all levels of conference delegates ranging from senior executives and managing directors through to engineers and sales staff.
In my view Katrin role has been instrumental in the successful delivery of these conferences for many years, and we simply would not have enjoyed the same level of success without her. She has added significant value by way of her exceptional organizational, interpersonal, financial and multi-lingual skills, and is considered a truly flexible and highly rated member of our team during the run up to any conference.
I recognize that many companies can offer services to assist in the organization of conferences, but as Chairman of the DAC EMEA, I have never sought to replace Katrin given her personal touch, enthusiasm and loyalty to our needs.
In summary therefore, I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her as a partner to work with for the organization and execution of corporate events, or any customer facing activity that requires detailed planning.”