Sharon Gates

Vice President of Global Accounts

8 Briar Cliff Drive
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Office: 413-388-0938

Sharon Gates

Vice President of Global Accounts

Promoting Productive Relationships in the Meetings Industry

Sharon joined ConferenceDirect in 2011 and loves her role. Her goal is to have her customers view her as an extension of their company. Sharon’s clients find success through documented cost and time savings. With the growth of Sharon’s business in 2013, she partnered with Gina Mehdi, who assists with customer support and logistics.

In Sharon, customers have a multi-talented, experienced contract negotiator with several unexpected areas of expertise: Sharon is an experienced and certified restaurant chef, has lived abroad and has a passion for travel, cuisine and foreign culture. She constantly finds ways to put these and other skills into the service of her customers. READ MORE >


Single Point of Contact

As your ConferenceDirect Associate, I am your single point of contact for everything from planning your event and sending RFPs to negotiating contracts and analyzing after-event statistics.


Seasoned Negotiator

I understand every detail of hospitality-related contracts, and help protect clients against potentially costly, and often overlooked details of these complex agreements.


Experience You Can Trust

I have a proven track record and years of industry experience. But more importantly, I’m ready to help you save time and money while increasing attendee satisfaction and maximizing your event ROI.

“Sharon takes the time to learn our business policies and processes and suggests improvements, always thinking of ways to save me time and money. “

Senior Manager Operations
and Administration

“Sharon doesn’t forget you once the sale is complete, rather she follows you right through the meeting. “

Sales Operations Support Manager

“Sharon understands contracts and works diligently to get you the best terms she can and in doing so prevents you from getting surprises later on.”

Director, Summit Programs and Events

Why Work With ConferenceDirect?

Our success speaks for itself. But our clients say it best.

ConferenceDirect is one of the world’s largest event management and hospitality services firms, serving corporate, not-for-profit and association clients from every industry, and every corner of the globe.


Events & Meetings/Year

3.8 Million

Hotel Rooms Booked/Year

$778 Million

Event Contracts/Year

Event Planning & Meeting Management Services

From the site selection and contract negotiation to room block management and post-event audits, every service we provide, and everything we do is focused on maximizing your event/meeting ROI.

I help clients save time and money by securing the best hotel accommodations, meeting space, conference venues, and hospitality services available – at the most favorable terms possible.

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