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Venues in Frankfurt for IMEX Events

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua Frankfurt is a destination in a neutral grey Hugo Boss suit that waits patiently at the side of a traffic-free road rather than cross the street when there’s a red light. It’s laid out on both banks of the broad Main River, the two sides linked by bridges of… Read more »


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How to get the most from IMEX15

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua If life is a vicissitudinous  roller coaster (that word again, Garry!), then the older you get, the more rapid the journey because by then it’s all downhill! That’s certainly how it seems to me as we face into IMEX15 when IMEX14 was only 2 weeks ago! And while it’s… Read more »


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The Meetings Industry: 5 questions we need to answer

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua IMEX is both Google and Amazon for the Meetings Industry. It’s a search engine and a showroom for network building, knowledge transfer and business exchange. It has a robust digital life but IMEX principally pivots around real people in real places in real time. It is by now the… Read more »

Padraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan is currently Managing Partner at SoolNua, a boutique consultancy offering another viewpoint for meetings and events. He holds BA and MA degrees in Italian and English literature from University College Dublin and a post graduate diploma in Marketing from Boston College. Following a 13 year career in education, teaching at second and third levels, he started Delaney Marketing Consultants in 1994 with Patrick Delaney. In 2002 Delaney Marketing acquired Ovation and re-branded as Ovation Group. In June 2007 Ovation was acquired by Swiss based, MCI Group and commenced a robust global expansion programme which saw the establishment of Ovation offices at over 100 global locations...Read more »

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