Louise Delahunty - CEO at Delahunty Event Management

CEO at Delahunty Event Management

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Other

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Profile Activity

Delahunty Event Management Ltd. is the leading provider of event, conference and destination management services in Ireland. It is a dynamic and creative organisation that specializes in conference and large scale event management and Corporate Awards Programmes.

So far this year, we have managed 'The Haiti Ball'; Ireland Day at The NYSE, Ireland eGovernment Awards, Member event for Joint Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce and will be providing hospitality for Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band Concert at RDS in July.

The 2011 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards was our first televised awards & is a fantastic event. President Higgins was guest of Honour & would you beliveve that we arranged for President Clinton to provide the most magnificent video tribute to Seamus Heaney on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2010, we had the great honour of being appointed as the Confererence and Event Management Company to The Trilateral Commission (Irish Group) for the 2010 Annual Plenary Meeting of The Trilateral Commission in Dublin.

This is one of the most prestigious meetings to have ever taken place in Ireland and the Founder of The Trilateral Commission, David Rockefellar attended with fellow members such as Dr. Henry Kissinger. www.trilateral.org

Delahunty Event Management were responsible for 'The Business & Finance Outstanding Contribution to Ireland Awards' with President Bill Clinton as guest of honour where both the Worldwide Ireland Funds and The American Chamber of Commerce were recognized


Other highlights in 2011 included eircom Spider Awards and of course The 2011 Business & Finance Awards

Our final event in 2011 was the eircom Junior Spider Awards. This event must be on your radar as not only is it in the right space - its also inspirational to see what school children are achieving in the digital world.

Proud and honoured to be associated with all of these events again in 2012/ 13 and this is thanks to the wonderful clients we have

Louise Delahunty's Professional Experience

2006 - Present

Business & Finance Magazine - Event Director 2012 Business & Finance Awards & Ireland Day 2012

Without revealing too much at this stage, the 2012 Business & Finance Awards will be a truly outstanding occasion and one that we are honoured to be involved with.

Delahunty Event Management sucessfully managed the following events for Business & Finance Media Group.

Business & Finance Awards 2007- 2012
International Financial Services Summit 2009
National Media Awards 2009
Corporate Restructuring Summit 2009-2012

Key Skills
Event Management finance Financial Services
2004 - Present

Delahunty Event Management - CEO

Ireland's Premier Event Management & Corporate Hospitality Company

Key Skills
Event Management Hospitality
2011 - 2011

Digicel - Event Management Company

The Conference held at Ashford Castle was a great sucess & Celebrated Digicel’s 10th anniversary with an historic board meeting held for the first time ever in Ireland.

The Theme of the 2011 Annual Digicel Awards Ceremony was ‘The Golden Shamrock Awards’.

The highlight of the Conference was when 135 members of the Digicel team took up the Challenge set by Chairman, Denis O’Brien, to take a swim in the freezing Atlantic Ocean, on the West Coast of Ireland.

Each person who swam raised US$1,000 for the Haven Charity – an Irish organisation set up by Digicel Vice-Chairman, Leslie Buckley.

The Haven Charity is working to build sustainable communities, through the provision of housing, emergency relief and by implementing community development programmes in Haiti.

Thanks to the efforts of the fantastic team at Digicel & Denis O'Brien, a total, US$135,000 will go towards the organisation’s efforts in Haiti.

It was an honour to be involved with such a great event with wonderful people.

2011 - 2011

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards - Event Management Company

2011 was our first year to manage this event which without a doubt was the best Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards to date.

We were responsible for venue selection; stage set & design, press launch, production of video inserts, secured President Clinton's dedication to Seamus Heaney, stage management and full project management for a televised awards events on RTE

Key Skills
Project Management
2010 - 2010

Business & Finance Outstanding Contribution to Ireland Awards with President Wiilam J. Clinton - Event Management Company

The 'Business & Finance Outstanding Contribution to Ireland Awards' took place on 30th of September 2010.

President Bill Clinton was Guest of Honour. Lorreta Brennan Glucksman and The America Ireland Fund both received Awards on the night. Entertainment was provided by Frankie Gavin and De Dannan as well as Seamus Heaney who was most eloquent in his recital of some of his incredible poetry.

2010 was just incredible as we were appointed Event Management Company for The Plenary Meeting of The Trilateral Commission which took place in Dublin from 7-9 of May. This Event was a great success and was one of the most important meetings to ever take place in Ireland.

Events for 2009 included The Bord Gais Energy National Media Awards.
VIP Hospitality for Bruce Spingsteen
'The International Financial Services Summit' which included speakers such as Martin Wolf; Nicholas Veron; Nouriel Roubini and Willem Buiter.

The Corporate Restructing Summit
2009 Business & Finance Awards





Delahunty Event Management works in both the corporate and private sectors . In addition to managing some of Ireland's most high profile Awards Programmes, we offer management & logistical services for:


• Conferences
• Product Launches
• Internal Staff Incentives
• Corporate Hospitality and Bespoke Entertainment Packages
• Parties



The company researches and develops strategic programmes/events and identifies for its clients any cost defrayment opportunities to support these services.

The fact remains that Companies will always need to gather together in some group/conference format. This could be for the launch of new product or service, to roll out a sales and marketing programme and generally for employees to gather together for motivational events which would encompass gaining clarity on the company vision and goals. Also these events will provide a safe place to network with colleagues to exchange and share information, which might identify market trends.

Key Skills
Event Management finance Financial Services Hospitality Marketing
2009 - 2010

The Trilateral Commission - Event Manager

In terms of events, it really does not get much better than this.

We were appointed Event Managers for this prestigous Conference and were responsible for all aspects ranging from Venue Selection, Contract Negociation, Security, PR, Budgetary Management and Overall Project Management.

Key Skills
Project Management
2008 - 2010

The Trilateral Commission - Event Manager for 2010 Plenary Meeting in Ireland

Delahunty Event Management were appointed as Event Management and Full Conference Services Provider to The Irish Group of The Trilateral Commission.

This was one of the most important meetings to ever take place in Ireland and the event was a great success attended by some of the worlds' most influential business and politcal thinkers.

Key Skills
Event Management
2005 - 2008

Lean Flight Initiative - Event Manager

We organised three conferences with a target audience of international players from across the aviation and aerospace industries. This work included the first such conference within a 12 week time frame with all of the challenges of building awareness and buy in from a base of absolutely zero.

Key Skills
Aviation
2004 - 2007

Irish eGovernment Awards - Event Manager

Full Project Management including Managing the Judging Process, Launch Event, PR, Sponsorship Procurement, Table Sales and the staging and management of Gala Awards Event.

Key Skills
Project Management
1997 - 2001
1998 - 1999

Slattery Communications - Sales Director

Targeted the Corporate Sector to increase an awareness and demand for the services of one of Ireland's Leading Communication Organisations.

1998 - 1999

1999 Rugby World Cup - Director of Hospitality

Responsible for the Brand Marketing, Sales, and Operations of Hospitality in three stadia in Ireland. We were also involved in the sales and operations of the Final in Cardiff.
The event was a massive success and led to the establishment of The Hospitality Partnership.

Key Skills
Brand Marketing Hospitality Marketing
1994 - 1997

The Curragh Racecourse - Hospitality Manager

Sales, Marketing and PR at Ireland's Premier Racecourse

Key Skills

Louise Delahunty's Education and Qualifications

1996

Bachelor/Degree - Diploma,

PRII

1990

Bachelor/Degree - Hotel Management, Bachelor of Science Business & Hotel Management

Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin Institute of Technology

1985

Bachelor/Degree - O Levels, Russian

St. Columba's College

1984

Bachelor/Degree - Leaving Cert,

Notre Dame

Louise Delahunty's Additional Information

Links

Interests

Horse Racing; Current Affairs; Travelling; Fine Dining; Concerts; Posing

Memberships

Public Relations Institute Ireland
Ireland US Council
Irish American Business Association

Awards

Who's Who in Irish Business 2010
Finalist in 2009 Best Corporate Hospitality Company