About Stockton & Partners

Stockton & Partners Meetings and Events is a full-service event planning, meeting management and destination management company, based in Philadelphia, PA. We are known for delivering expertise, superior service, qualified resources, and personal commitment to every project. Our industry expertise has been cultivated over more than 20 years of experience producing savvy, successful events and meetings for corporate and non-profit clients across a wide range of industries. We’ve been told that we’re “one of the best event planning companies in Philadelphia” – that makes us proud!

Comcast Holiday Party 2011, Comcast Building Photo credit: Susan Beard Design

The Stockton & Partners Team

Our team is your team, working together to create engaging programs, strategically designed to deliver on your vision and message.

The most effective events emerge from collaborative relationships—the keystone of our company’s mission. We become part of your team; working within your system, expanding your bandwidth, supporting your staff, and promoting your brand. This philosophy is the foundation for many of our successful, long-term client relationships.

Stockton & Partners designs, manages, and executes your event so you can spend your time connecting with clients and employees.

We are flexible. We are dependable. We are partners. Most importantly, we deliver. We represent great buying power and deep resources. We provide a transparent work process that supports the goals and objectives of the event. We are passionate about creating an original, engaging, and meaningful event for every client.

Who We Are

Kate Stockton, CMP

Kate Stockton, CMP

Kate has been producing savvy and successful meetings and events for over 20 years. She is known for her innovative vision, attention to detail, and dedication to the success of every project. Her commitment to superior service and a tireless work ethic support her resume of success. She is proud of the value of her wide industry knowledge and what it adds to each project. Her client-focused, collaborative approach is what sets her work and her company apart.

Fun Facts: Kate spends quiet time in her tiny but beautiful backyard urban garden (which has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Garden section). She started her event career singing in the first ever Sesame Street Live! show tour. She loves music and theatre, and slips away to the Sunday matinee of The Philadelphia Opera Company every season.

Jennie Udell

Jennie Udell

Jennie’s years as an in-house corporate meeting planner offers clients the highest degree of industry excellence and accountability. As one of S&P’s founding partners, her diverse background in events and meetings, her ability to assess the ROI on each event and her strategic approach adds value to client relationships. She is known for her professional, proactive style with sponsors, exhibitors, and community partners, as well as her skill in negotiating hotel and food and beverage contracts. Jennie is also active in the Philadelphia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Director of Sponsorships.

Fun Facts: Jennie loves to travel, especially internationally. Her first international trip was to London at age 16, followed by a study abroad program in Australia. Since then, she has traveled to more than 25 countries (and counting) to date!

Allison Bishop

Allison Bishop

Allison’s diverse planning background brings perspective and value to our clients’ projects.  From her years in hotel convention services and sales to those planning for a national DMC to her position as S&P’s Event Operations Manager, her passion for design and attention to detail assure that events are unique, innovative, and logistically sound. Our clients value her creative capabilities, broad vendor knowledge, unmatched relationship skills and organizational abilities.

Fun Facts: When she’s not working on our latest project, Allison can most likely be found dining at one of Philly’s many great restaurants.  As an avid Foodie she has planned several food crawls through the city sampling everything from Cheesesteaks to Tacos.  Fortunately she is also an avid runner competing in half and full marathons …she runs so she can eat!

Amy Besser

Amy Besser

Amy perfectly rounds out the team as our Sales and Marketing Coordinator. As our team's resident social media maven and wordsmith, she supports the firm’s internal marketing efforts as well as helps to promote our clients’ events and brand when needed. Her on-site experience and calm, steady, get-it-done demeanor are valued by clients and team members alike.

Fun Facts: As a connoisseur of the vegan food scene in Philly, Amy has recommendations for any treat from the best burrito to a chocolate milkshake. She enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, tending to her houseplants and scouring the state's thrift stores for knick-knacks and unique attire.

The Stockton & Partners Approach

Clients select us for our fresh perspective and innovative approach to every project; and depend on us for a foundation rooted in strategy, experience and flawless execution. We begin the planning process by digging deeply into the project, understanding what message is to be communicated, who the audience is and looking ahead to the desired outcome. With this baseline, we develop an event strategy and approach, supported by the best vendors and other professionals, hand-selected for excellence, reliability and continuity of their profile with the event objectives.

Stockton & Partners delivers events built with style and substance, able to engage the audience on many levels. The experience is carefully choreographed to keep the event fresh and interesting.

Affiliations

Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the meeting and event industry, empowers its members to increase their strategic value with education, professional development and business growth opportunities.

Global DMC Partners

Global DMC Partners is the only truly global network of independent destination management companies and sales advisors offering planners worldwide solutions to their destination management needs.

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

The PHLCVB, private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

The mission of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is to fuel economic growth globally through access to opportunities, by identifying, certifying and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.

Center City Proprietors Association

CCPA is a non-profit, Philadelphia-based, member-supported, chamber of commerce founded in 1978. CCPA is dedicated to serving Philadelphia’s small businesses by providing connections, insight, resources and community through a variety of programs and events.

Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences.

Career Wardrobe

Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing & professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work. CW strives to break the cycle of poverty by providing support that encourages employment & personal responsibility.

Reach Out & Read

Developed by pediatricians and early childhood educators, Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.