While shortlisted candidates across 22 categories will have to wait until the night of the Event Industry Awards 2017 to find out if they are successful, one recipient has already been named.
Terri Cullinane, Director & Founder of Cape Clear Consulting, will receive the Outstanding Contribution to the Events Industry, sponsored by the Dublin Institute of Technology, on July 14th at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.
A fluent French speaker, Terri began her career with the Irish Tourist Board in Paris in the early 1980’s before returning to Ireland in 1988 to work in the family business, West Cork Travel. The primary focus at West Cork Travel was on leisure group and individual travel from Europe into Ireland.
She subsequently founded Beacon Conference & Incentive, a specialist destination and conference management company which rapidly became one of the leading players in the European inbound markets.
The company was sold to Drury Sports Management in 2004 and re-branded as PLATINUM One where she remained a Director until 2009.
A former President of the Irish Tour Operators Association (I.T.O.A.) and former Chairperson and founding member of the Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (A.I.P.C.O.), she has served on many industry boards and committees over the years.
Her broad experience across sales, marketing and operations with a proven track record of delivering some of the most successful events in Ireland and overseas, gives her a unique insight into the global MICE sector.