More than 100 guests, including ISES members and event industry peers came together for a night of creativity, with guest speaker Kevin Jackson, leading entertainers, event organisers and catering from newly created One Dining rounding off a hugely successful and popular evening at the historic venue.
“It’s not what you say, it’s what you do” – Kevin Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at George P Johnson gave a detailed and humorous look at what creativity means to him, demonstrating the importance of creative thinking “True creativity is something that no one else can see” to agency and business success. “Man is defined by his actions, so are brands” – Kevin quite simply rounded off “If it’s real you feel it”.
The envy of everyone’s evening, Robin Parker from Church House Conference Centre won tickets to August’s ISES Live in the Bahamas, the new international event for the creative professional, following a special prize draw.
Sponsored by Tourism Ireland, the evening had a tinge of green to it, with amazing lighting from Mushroom Lighting. Xcel Events erected its virtual golf simulator as guests practiced their drives on some of Irelands best known courses. Special gin and whisky inhaling took place courtesy of Drinking Classes and Whisky Mavericks.
Traditional Irish music from Celtic Crunch contrasted with duelling pianists Party Pianos following later in the evening. Guests were also treated to food from the newly formed One Dining, part of One Events portfolio including canapés of glazed Welsh rarebit and young spinach on toasted English muffin; Cornish fish pies, smoked haddock, parsley and Yorkshire fettle; bowls of sautéed Scottish girolle mushrooms; Sussex asparagus & broad beans, crunchy hen’s egg with tarragon hollandaise; grilled plaice fillets, sea pursoline, ratte potatoes; and sweet of Valhrona chocolate & salt caramel pot, cinder toffee & hazelnuts.
Adding to the entertainment throughout, digital specialists Luma presented their yr wall and Guest Stars photo booths captured the fun had by guests dressing in Irish themed fancy dress. Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks supplied catering equipment and furniture along with Off to Work who provided staff.