Paula and I worked for years together serving a number of national clients. I must acknowledge, my staff and I learned volumes about hotel, conference management and people from Paula. I continue to apply these lessons today.
Paula is an organized, efficient and talented conference planner. She understands best practices and performs with a high level of professionalism. She is creative, resourceful and would be an asset to any conference planning team.
Paula understands budgets and overall financial management for conferences and events. She knows how to leverage relationships with vendors and she knows what the vendor agreements should contain, down to the last detail. She is especially talented and calm under pressure. Most of all, she knows and understands people. Nothing is more important than that.
I highly recommend Paula Winke as a great associate and professional resource.
Association Client - Insurance Industry - National Conferences / 10 Years
It is so refreshing to work with someone who loves their job the way you do! You provided us with lots of guidance along the way and to have you on-site overseeing everything, from start to finish, is invaluable. Thank you. The event was so much fun and we’ve received a lot of great compliments. I will recommend you a million times over and I look forward to another great event next year!
Corporate Client - Customer Hospitality Events / 5 Years
One of Paula’s strengths is her industry knowledge of meeting and event planning. She knows how to work with Board members, managers and vendors alike. To have someone who thoroughly understands hotel contracts, negotiations and strategic purchasing decisions is very beneficial to the convention’s bottom-line. In our work together, Paula has demonstrated many times her ability to save money for the clients she serves.
A quality that I most admire about Paula is her professional attitude - not only with the staff but also with the convention attendees. She has the gift of being able to talk and connect with people. She is a people-person and she genuinely has the attendees’ best interests at heart. Her emphasis on customer service is outstanding.
Paula is sincere in wanting to do a great job. She does thorough research on the organization in order to better serve them and their goals for the event. Paula is very dependable and willing to help in any way possible. She knows how to problem-solve and handles challenging or adverse situations that arise with professionalism and confidence.
Association Client - National Conventions / 3 Years