The global event team is a total-solution meeting and event, and destination management company. We plan, manage and produce high-impact events across the globe. Focusing on creativity, organization and budget requirements, GET has the experience and flexibility to make your event a success.
GET consists of a core team of employees, as well as a vast network of more than 200 qualified and professional meeting managers. We are experienced in orchestrating large-scale events in both domestic and international destinations, and our fresh, innovative ideas are always supported by flawless execution. GET’s true products are our staff and our services, both of which are considered industry leaders.
who we are
who we are
GET MANAGEMENT TEAM
The global event team was founded in 2009 by Jon Summersfield, a 30-year respected veteran in the meetings industry, 20 of those years in meeting and event management. During his career, Jon has garnered extensive experience in all areas of meeting management and logistics, both domestically and globally. For the last 20 years, he has been based in Florida, which is where he established the global event team, a cutting-edge and dynamic meeting management company with offices in Boca Raton and Orlando.
In 2011, Katharine Hayes, CMP, another 25+ year industry veteran, joined Jon as co-owner. Katharine specializes in association, corporate meetings and award-winning large-scale events. She has brought her core team to the global event team, and together they have developed GET into a truly well-respected company in the meetings and events industry.
The choice of people to lead each aspect of GET's operation was crucial to both Katharine and Jon's vision and the subsequent hires of Shonna Wells, Diana Mainieri, Simon Alperstein, Lauren Farrell and Michelle Hiltabidel meant that management was truly in place to lead the onsite teams, the sourcing initiative and the drive to streamline and effectively operate every event - from large to small, from social to corporate, from DMC work to full meeting management.