Memphis: Destination King

by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolElla “I’m going to Graceland” So, like millions before us, we headed to Graceland. For me it was like participating on the Santiago di Compostella Camino or visiting Our Lady’s Shine at Lourdes.  Snatches of songs  from U2 ( “… early morning April 4 shot rings out in the Memphis… Read more »

FICP – Day 2

FICP – Day 2 by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Director, Ovation Global DMC I’m not going to lie. The transfer from San Antonio to Knibbe Ranch was very, very long. At first it was long enough for me to desperately want a beer but then it became long enough for me to be glad I didn’t… Read more »

FICP – Day 1

FICP Day 1 by Padraic Gilligan, Ovation Global DMC On Sunday 13 November the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio dispatched its share of the 30000 participants at the city marathon and prepared for the arrival of 800  demanding, discerning FICPers. It’s the meeting from hell – you’re simultaneously playing host to your competitors and your… Read more »

A week in Las Vegas – Days 4, 5 and 6 (Site International Conference)

A Week in Vegas – Days 4, 5 and 6 (Site International Conference) IMEX America drew to a euphoric close on Thursday PM with all participants declaring it a triumph. It was a real “if-you-build-it-they-will-come” phenomenon but not so much in relation to infrastructure as human relationships. Ray Bloom has build strong relationships in our… Read more »

The Tasting

“The Tasting” A Short Story The guys were in their early 50s, all a few kilos heavier than their present shirt size could hold but at least not corporate types. One of them was the client, the other two suppliers like her, but all part of the delivery team for the event. Thankfully there wasn’t… Read more »