Bob and Janine go to Vienna: a short story

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua *I recently co-produced the Gala Dinner Entertainment at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna with a dear friend and client in the Finance and Insurance sector. Here’s an account of the evening from the perspective of a fictitious programme qualifier, Bob Newman. A kind of homecoming It was 5:05pm and his… Read more »

Literature and MICE – only The Witches and Small World?

by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua In a recent editor’s blog on MeetPie the author refers to Roald Dahl’s The Witches as “one of the few works of literature set in the heady world of the conference and events industry”. And the author is right, of course. There are precious few works of literary merit… Read more »

Live Events: Inspiration, Insight and Loud Laughs

by Padraic Gilligan, Vice President, Ovation Global DMC Measuring what matters Tangible measures such as financial return can never properly calculate the total benefit you get from attending a well organised meetings industry event. This thought was already in my mind as I tried to assess the positive impact for me and, crucially, for those… Read more »