A Few Words About Us...

                      PATRICIA REED-CIACCIO


                      Office: 813-907-9922 x 700

                      Cell: 813-695-3942



Worldwide Meeting Partners was founded in 2004 by Patti Reed-Ciaccio.


During her eleven years of experience in hotel sales (both chain and independent hotels), Patti has honed her service, contracting and negotiating skills.  In 1999, she started as an independent meeting planner with another hotel site selection company.  With a desire to provide services her way, she started Worldwide Meeting Partners.


Creating Worldwide Meeting Partners allowed Patti the opportunity to bring all of her expertise directly to clients by providing a full array of meeting planning services.  Utilizing over 23 years of meeting and event planning experience, Worldwide Meeting Partners is a proven and reliable full service company with a global presence and an outstanding reputation for being fair and equitable.


Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of Southern New Hampshire.



Global Account Executive

Office: 813-907-9922 x 703

Cell: 786-512-9852


Gustavo Lima joined Worldwide Meeting Partners in May 2017.   Using his 20+ years of 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.



                       Julie Ford

                       Global Account Executive

                       Office: 813-907-9922 x 702

                       Cell: 708-975-7664


Julie Ford joined Worldwide Meeting Partners in 2018.   Julie brings over 20 years of experience in event management, trade show logistics and sponsorship development/activation for industry magazines and non-profit organizations.


In sponsorship relations, Julie increased a commercial insurance publications revenue by 400% in one year through improvement of sponsor sales materials and event execution.  Julie managed event and sponsorship budgets of $2.5M.  She is proficient in all aspects of trade shows including booths, booth selection, ordering, set-up and design.  She is solely responsible for proofreading and copy editing of special advertorial sections and meeting materials for leading business publications.


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