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300 events professionals discuss the Event of the Future at Croke Park

July 31, 2017

300 events professionals discuss the Event of the Future at Croke Park

Events in the future will be immersive, engaging and technologically driven. Yet face to face is going nowhere and the more sophisticated our tech, the more we’ll crave the tactical reassurance of real people, real places, real time.

These were the key messages about the Event of the Future heard by over 300 corporate, association and agency events professionals gathered at Croke Park on Thursday 20 July to explore the power of live events and how they’re evolving in the future.

Held two days before U2’s triumphant homecoming concert, attendees also enjoyed a privileged “behind-the- scenes” look at the band’s technical set and sampled the events team’s newly launched “Stadium Street Party”, an innovative take on the more traditional summer barbecue.

Debuted in New York City in February and conceptualised by Sli.do, a cloud-based platform that facilitates audience engagement during live events, The Event of the Future (EOTF) introduces meetings and events professionals from associations, corporations and agencies to insights, ideas and inspirations from best-in- class global practice in meetings and events. The Croke Park Meetings & Events team along with agency-partner SoolNua expanded the original concept into a half day conference.

Speakers included Kevin Jackson, “the most influential person in the UK events industry”, PJ Kenny, General Manager at The Hoxton and Paula Reynolds, Project Manager – Jameson Brand Homes | Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. The event was moderated by Pádraic Gilligan Managing Partner at specialist agency SoolNua while David Meade, one of Europe’s most sought after keynote speakers closed the conference with a high-octane, energetic presentation.

Sinéad Heneghan, Head of Sales at Croke Park Meetings & Events commented “The reaction to “The Event of the Future” from attendees has been phenomenal. With attendees from the diverse corporate, association and agency sectors, our challenge was to create an event relevant to all. From the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received I think it’s safe to say we achieved our objective”.

Patrick Delaney, Managing Partner at SoolNua commented “We’re so proud to have played our part in creating this extraordinary event. The reaction has been truly encouraging and we’re already being asked about #EOTF18. The entire Croke Park Meetings & Events team – Sales, Catering and AV – deserve huge praise. We’re also grateful for the support of registration partner Tito, audience engagement platform Sli.do and, of course, our great friends at SEA who provided entertainment for the Stadium Street Party”.

 

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Croke Park to host Dublin edition of the Event of the Future

June 12, 2017

Croke Park to host Dublin edition of the Event of the Future

Debuted in New York in February, Croke Park Meetings & Events is now bringing the Event of the Future to Dublin during the week when U2 prepares for another sell-out performance at the venue.

Conceptualised by Sli.do, a cloud-based platform that facilitates audience engagement during live events, The Event of the Future (EOTF) introduces meetings and events professionals from associations, corporations and agencies to insights, ideas and inspirations from best-in-class global practice in meetings and events.

“The Event of the Future brought over 200 meetings and events professionals to Convene’s spectacular Madison Ave venue to debate what the event of the future would look like. It was dynamic, participative and thoroughly engaging, the kind of event that we really want to be associated with and share with our clients and the industry on this side of the Atlantic”, said Mark Dorman, Head of Stadium Business at Croke Park.

“We’ve assembled an amazing panel of speakers for the Dublin edition of EOTF, including Kevin Jackson, “the most influential person in the UK events industry”, PJ Kenny, General Manager at The Hoxton, Hugo Arnold, Author & Food Consultant. We’ll also be joined by David Meade, one of Europe’s most dynamic, engaging, and sought after keynote speakers who’ll help us think critically about the challenges around us and how to imagine the event of the future”, said Sinéad Heneghan, Head of Sales.

Heneghan continued “The Event of the Future takes place on Thursday, 20 July from 2pm, culminating with a festival-style party. Ruairí Boyce, our executive chef, will get everyone outdoors to experience an exciting range of dishes from our Stadium Street Food menus while the U2 crew take over Croke Park in preparation for their live anniversary performance of The Joshua Tree. This’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime behind the scenes experience of Croke Park Meetings & Events and how we’re truly geared for the Event of the Future”.

For registration and further details please click here.


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