Managing Director - Advantage Group - AIPCO Chair
Ronan has 20 years experience managing events from Medical Congress to highly complex and involved incentive travel programmes to awards ceremonies for 700 Guests.
He appreciates that events reflect on their hosts and works tirelessly to ensure that clients get value for their investment and more importantly kudos from their guests for staging the event in the first place!!
Managing Director - Conference Connections - AIPCO Vice Chair
Colette Duggan established Conference Connections 21 years ago.
Steered by Colette’s vibrancy Conference Connections takes pride in embracing ingenuity and adopting new and forward thinking; resulting in cutting edge creations and importantly embedding a culture within its fabric of being ahead of what’s imaginable.
Colette’s leadership style within CCL is heavily focused on a commitment to clients’ needs and expectations. Colette undertakes to meet with clients personally throughout the various phases of any given event.
Colette has a unique and exemplary background within the Hospitality Industry spanning more than 3 decades. The knowledge and in depth understanding of the intricacies and running of establishments within the Hotel Industry, positions Conference Connections manifestly at the leading edge in terms of unmatched leadership skills within its DNA.
Diversity is at the heart of Conference Connections
Sales & Marketing Director – Conference Partners International – AIPCO Past Chair
An energetic strategic thinker with her eye on the bigger picture, Jaime embraces the fast pace of life working with her Conference Partners colleagues in motivating international associations to host their future conferences in the city most suited to their needs. Jaime holds a degree in Event Management & has over 12 years’ experience in the conference & events industry. Jaime has held a number of positions in the conference and events industry throughout the UK and Ireland prior to joining Conference Partners. Her previous roles has seen her managing large scale conferences, exhibitions and events throughout the UK, Ireland as well as Hong Kong, China and the US.
Joint Managing Director, Abbey Group – Secretary
Marina is a highly experienced travel professional in the area of Conference Planning & Management and has been Project Director for a wide range of International Association Meetings and Events over her 20 year career. Marina also holds the position of Secretary of the AIPCO. She is a graduate of University College Dublin and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Managing Director, Conference Partners International – Treasurer
Nicola takes a “hands on” approach to her business and is regarded as a leading lateral thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving and delivery.
Renowned for her ability to identify opportunities, her creative thinking and strategic advice has been sought at the highest level by numerous associations, corporations and industry bodies.
Managing Director, Keynote PCO
Noel graduated from TCD with a PhD in Experimental Physics, and is also a Certified Meeting Manager with Meeting Planners International. He has worked as an independent consultant to the conference industry and has served as a Council member of the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers. Noel is currently Chairperson of AIPCO and is also Treasurer of the World PCO Alliance.
Abbey Conference & Events
In a personal capacity, she is Chairperson of CanCare4Living – an organisation promoting multi-disciplinary long term follow up for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.