International Summits are more than just conferences. They draw some of the most diverse and highest-profile participants of any event. While in session, they are the focal point of the global community. Each summit is a diplomatic moment that shapes international relationships and plays out in real time on the world stage. For summit producers, the planning must be meticulous. Protocol, security and the need to provide a flawless experience demands an extraordinary attention to detail and an unfailing ability to produce the desired result.
Kate Fee is among a select few event planners who have been trusted to produce these meticulous and consequential events. She has served in senior roles for massive summits drawing thousands of participants, to intimate meetings between the most powerful leaders in the world. Her portfolio includes the following:
2014 U.S.-Africa Summit
Kate managed a broad range of elements for the 2014 summit. As a senior producer, she oversaw the event’s décor, state-of-the-art audiovisual set-up, and logistics for the event’s custom installation within the office building of the U.S. Department of State. Kate was also called upon for her outdoor production experience, serving as the point person for tenting the exterior spaces.
2012 G8 Summit at Camp David
When the eight most influential leaders in the world gathered at Camp David, Kate was hired to oversee execution of the global meeting. The world leaders each traveled with accompanying delegations, adding additional logistical considerations to the high-pressure meeting. Kate managed elements including, XXXX.
2010, 2009 Nuclear Security Summits
In 2010, Kate oversaw all event logistics for the nuclear summit held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Historically, this summit comes with some of the highest security concerns of any occasion in the nation’s capital. Kate provided seamless coordination between her staff, vendors and the multiple security and intelligence agencies involved in preparing for the summit. In 2009, Kate provided logistical support for the same event, this time held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The Nuclear Security Summits included more than 50 world leaders, 50 top cabinet members, 3,000 delegates and 15,000 members of the media.