Director of Events
Office: 813-907-9922 x 702
Sonya M. Kane, CMP, joined Worldwide Meeting Partners in 2015 with more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience managing events for up to 2,500 attendees with $ 5MM+ budgets. Her event management experience includes planning and executing events in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. She has worked on a variety of events and meetings, from the Olympics to regional, national and global conference (F2F & web-based), corporate sponsorships, sales incentives, product launches and road shows, corporate and client VIP meetings, trade shows and partner symposiums.
Sonya spent 7 years as the Senior Event Manager at Catalina, a personalized digital media company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, managing 30+ events a year. Prior to Catalina, Sonya worked for internationally-renowned, sports and entertainment marketing agency, Octagon Marketing. While at Octagon, she worked on Sprint-Nextel’s sponsorship for NASCAR and also, Siemens’ sponsorship with the Walt Disney World Corporation. In addition to her passion for events and marketing, she possess an in-depth knowledge of managing and growing teams, communications and building strong stakeholder, client and partner relationships worldwide.
Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Rollins College and received her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification from the Convention Industry Council in 2009. She is currently based in Stuttgart, Germany, with her husband and two children and enjoys traveling in her spare time.
Global Account Executive
Office: 813-907-9922 x 703
Gustavo Lima joined Worldwide Meeting Partners in May 2017. Using his 20+ years experience in Hospitality Sales, Gustavo specializes in hotel site selection and contract negotiations. Gustavo has an exceptional record for delivering high performance and effective solutions to meet challenging business demands that have led him to occupy important & key positions.
Gustavo has built long-term professional relationships based on trust, loyalty and his dedication to meeting client’s expectations and needs. His experience as a Director of Sales and Marketing has made him well rounded in sales, contracting, catering, meeting planning and food and beverage in both corporate and social markets.
Gustavo has held positions as Director of Sales in such hotels as: Seaway Hotels Corporation, Mayfair Hotel, Mutiny Hotel, Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club and most recently nine (9) years with Hilton Hotels Worldwide.
Gustavo is a Miami, FL native where he resides with his wife and two children.
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