A Few Words About Us...



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 World Wide 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 twenty three years of meeting and event planning experience, World Wide 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 University of Southern New Hampshire.



Director of Events

Office: 813-907-9922 x 702

Cell: 813-398-8165


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

Cell: 786-512-9852


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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