Karen Batman

Vice President of Global Accounts

63 Bovet Road, #260
San Mateo, California 94403

Office: 650-286-0710
Cell: 650-773-6136

Karen Batman

Vice President of Global Accounts

A 29-year hospitality professional who has served in various leadership positions at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Karen comes to ConferenceDirect poised to use her experience and background to our advantage. She started as a Catering Assistant, and quickly worked her way up within the Sales Organization. Most recently, Karen was the Director of National Accounts for the Hotel.  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.

“American Sociological Association has worked with Karen for over 25 years while at Hilton. The confidence and trust in her over those many years has made partnering with her now at ConferenceDirect an easy decision.

Karen knows our Association and the needs of scholarly organizations like ours. The decision to go to ConferenceDirect allows us more time to focus on our overall services and resources to our Membership.”

Kareem D. Jenkins,

Director of Meeting Services
American Sociological Association

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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