DESTINATIONS

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Prague – off the beaten track

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua Prague – off the beaten track Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference If ever there was a place to get off the beaten track and follow Robert Frost’s advice to take “the road… Read more »

MEETING MATTERS

sales

10 ways to Nail your Sale

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua The Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (AIPCO)  4th annual conference was held at the beautiful Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny gathering almost 200 MICE professionals around the theme “How to nail your sale”. For the third year running I moderated proceedings and this time was honoured to work with such… Read more »

VIEWPOINTS

ethics

Do meetingprofs have no ethics?

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua Last night I debated with my son whether players who “draw” fouls on themselves in soccer are skillful tacticians or cynical charlatans. You see the defender approach, flick the ball to one side and allow the momentum of the defender knock you to the ground. The referee immediately blows for a… Read more »

Padraic Gilligan
MANAGING PARTNER SOOLNUA

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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