I have done business with Meeting Resource Group at both the property level as well as Global Sales over the last 7 years. The MRG team is excellent at anticipating their customers' needs and proactively communicating the parameters to their suppliers. Not all agencies can transition between segments with ease but MRG has a complete understanding of vertical market whether it is corporate, incentive or association. Cathy Palmateer and her team bring years of hospitality experience to their customers which translates into successful programs and events time and time again.
Global Account Director
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
I have had the pleasure of working with Cathy for years while at The Gymboree Corporation. Cathy's ability to find the perfect location for any conference and do it within budget is amazing! She has helped orchestrate numerous events ranging from Store Manager recognition trips, Regional District Manager Meetings to larger Field Management Conferences. Not only does Cathy find the right hotel, but she is an expert in her industry and is always able to connect us to other companies that specialize in transportation, events, etc. when needed. I always know if she recommends another company to work with in addition to hers, that they will deliver the service I've come to expect from Meeting Resource Group. I have recommended Cathy and her company to colleagues in the past and would recommend her to anyone!
You have done a great job for us and I look forward to both working with you again and recommending your service to anyone who needs it. Your industry knowledge, experience, professionalism and direct style are greatly appreciated.
KLA — Tencor
Without question, Cathy Palmateer is the most talented Meeting Planner I've encountered in my 25 year career. Her diplomacy, trustworthiness, sensitivity, situational assessment and conflict management skills, coupled with her ability to work effectively with people at all levels of any organization, are unparalleled. If Cathy were a Michelin-rated restaurant, she would definitely deserve 3 stars.
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
The only reason I considered Mexico was I knew I had Cathy in my corner. The logistics, language barriers and cultural differences made this one of the most complex events I've ever worked on in my career. Cathy was with me the whole step of the way, getting general weather reports, narrowing down resorts, negotiating with the hotel, confirming my requests, and supporting my best interests. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs help with planning a large event.
Bain & Company